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Hiv And The Nervous System

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HIV attacking central nervous system

i was diagnosed with encypholitis back in october at which time i was removed from all meds. I had bloodwork done and my t cells dropped from 910 to 527 in late December also viral from undetectable to 1600. New bloodwork done in middle of January...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not exactly sure what she might be speaking of. However, HIV exists in all tissues including the brain and spinal fluid. HIV drugs penetrate into the brain at different levels. In general when we see viral loads go down in the blood, the same... Read more »

Affecting central nervous system (CNS)

How does the HIV affects the CNS? which are the symptoms? thanks Theo... Read more »

Central nervous system

HI I have read that HIV can affect the central nervous system.. how ? which are the symptoms?If... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain and... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction There are significant direct consequences to the invasion of HIV into the nervous system that may present as neurological, neuropsychiatric, and/or psychiatric syndromes and disorders. In addition, as the immune system deteriorates,... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Neurological Complications of AIDS Fact Sheet

What Is AIDS? How Does AIDS Affect the Nervous System? What Are Some of the Neurological Complications That Are Associated With AIDS? How Are These Disorders Diagnosed? How Are These Disorders Treated? What Research Is Being Done? Where... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Selected... Read more »
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a little nervous

Posted by tommyga, 4 Replies
Newly diagnosed. My numbers have been great from bloodwork. I've had two rounds of tests, my VL has been below 14,000 each time, and my CD4 has been around 650 the first time, and 764 most recently. These are good numbers, but I'm a bit torn over... Read more »

Update...and a little nervous..

Posted by Scotchula, 4 Replies
Hello all...its me again..:-P Just wanted to share some news and concerns..

I just had my follow up visit to my specialist. As some of you may know I was diagnosed the end of this past July. I finaly got my first/basline VL and CD4 test back. ... Read more »

HIV exposure? Very nervous

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Was I exposed? Very nervous
Hello everyone, thanks for taking time to read and respond.

Where to begin. Well, I am a bi-curious male, so I had a one night stand with another male about 12 days ago. I never have one night stands, this was a first. We... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »