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 »

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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)

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