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Hiv And Memory Loss

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HIV and memory loss

I have been living with HIV for 16 years. I am still undetectable and have a CD4 count around 1500. My main side effects from meds are fatigue, insomnia, and the worse is memory loss. I can't remember anything anymore. Is this a common problem?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Memory loss can be part of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. There are, of course, other non-HIV-related conditions that can affect Read more »

Another HIV and Memory Loss Question

I have read several recent articles regarding HIV and AIDS related dementia, however I do not feel... Read more »

HIV Related Memory Loss

I was diagnosed with HIV in May 1989 and started noticing that I can't remember names of friends... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...sections of the brain can lead to mild cognitive (mental function) problems including difficulty concentrating, confusion, and memory loss. In some cases more severe HIV-associated dementia can occur. HIV-Associated Brain Problems Minor... Read more »
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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...cause some unwanted effects. Serious side effects of efavirenz include abnormal thinking, confusion, depression, hallucinations, memory loss, paranoid thinking, and thoughts of suicide. Some patients may develop a severe rash. The NRTIs in... Read more »
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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...efavirenz can cause some unwanted effects. Serious side effects include abnormal thinking, confusion, depression, hallucinations, memory loss, paranoid thinking, and thoughts of suicide. Convulsions, liver complications (including liver failure),... Read more »
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HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I'm curious how many of you -- 1. Have experienced easily forgetting things or have trouble learning new things 2. Have a hard time with math 3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time 4. Have trouble finding the right words... Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...why do you get memory loss with hiv ? Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...When does memory loss usually occur when contracting HIV ? and why does this occur ? and how badly is the memory loss ? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...does anyone know someone who suffered or is suffering with enzepalopathia-my spelling might be off. its a condition involving memory loss..brought on by hiv/aids invectious disease creates this condition or people that are exposed over period of... Read more »