Hiv And Short Term Memory Loss

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Hiv Pos & short-term memory loss

I am on Viracept and combivir and am undetectible with t cells 480 i seem to get short term memory loss is that from the meds? what else could happen to me due to the toxic meds? I have been on meds since Feb 99 when i tested pos vl 63,000 and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I don't think this is due to the meds. Short-term memory loss can be associated with HIV (called HIV encephalopathy or dementia), although it would be unusual in people with well-suppressed Read more »

Recent Dx and short term memory loss

My husband was just dxed following an episode of PCP. He had a CD-4 of 7. I don't have VL info... Read more »

Short term memory loss

In short term memory loss,why is that some cases of it i mean worst cases of it are stuck in a... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Symptoms

...vaginal) Persistent skin rashes or flaky skin Pelvic inflammatory disease in women that does not respond to treatment Short-term memory loss Some people develop frequent and severe herpes infections that cause mouth, genital, or anal... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, January 19, 2011

...OTHER HEALTH ISSUES & HIV/AIDS   Could My Recent Cognitive Issues Be HIV Related? In the past year I've experienced short-term memory loss, I can't remember names or faces, I don't seem to have any energy and I often lose my words. I'm... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Is It All in Your Head?

...The prevalence rates of primary HIV mild neurocognitive disorder may range from 20-60%. The most common symptoms include: short-term memory loss, problems with attention, concentration, multitasking, and word finding, and motor slowing. ... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIV, AIDS and Older People

...repeated yeast infections, skin rashes, pelvic and abdominal cramps, sores in the mouth or on certain parts of the body, or short-term memory loss. Getting Tested for HIV/AIDS It can take as long as 3 to 6 months after the infection for... Read more »
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As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program Read more »

Thank you from a neggie

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptom. If I could take his shame away I would, I can't, and I have a question. Has anyone on board have any experience with short-term memory loss{for example not being able to remember how to get to Wal-mart, when you've driven there 1,0000... Read more »

need friends...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Gary #3 here. I've been HIV+ 16 years and AIDS for 7. Partner helps but I'm homebound. Unable to work due to severe short term memory loss. Read more »
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