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Hiv And White Matter In Brain

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White matter brain lesions

Are white matter brain lesions associated with HIV or are they the end stage of the AIDS disease? Are they not related to the diseases that follows AIDS? What else can cause them, bacteria infection?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
"White matter brain lesions" refers to a disease called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), which is a complication of end-stage AIDS. It is an opportunistic infection caused by the JC virus. PML can also occur in HIV-s,... Read more »

MRI showed 2 non-specific white matter abnormalties in right frontal lobe

HI, I have been prediagnosed with Early on-set Alzheimer's (Organic Brain Disease) at age 38,... Read more »

Not Fasting before HIV screening does matters?

Hi Robert, I remember i had a cup of coffee & a cigiratte an hour before HIV screening test... Read more »

Fifty Shades of Gray (Matter)

I recently had an MRI done that discovered white spots on my brain. Scar tissue. Most likely caused by the hard knocks of life you can say. One in particular. Three years ago. I became a victim of a hate crime. Because I am ... GAY. I have to... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Why HIV Drug Resistance Matters: An Overview

When we talk about HIV treatment, the issue of resistance almost always comes up. HIV drug resistance can seem to be a hopelessly complicated topic. But having a basic understanding of what resistance is, what causes it, and how it's measured can... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and the Brain: The Need for More Research and Boosting the Brain

When the AIDS pandemic first appeared in North America, doctors were puzzled by the sight of previously healthy young men who had inexplicably developed one or more life-threatening infections. They quickly established that these infections... Read more »
AIDS United

Why This Election Matters to Women Living With and Affected by HIV/AIDS

The 2012 presidential election is significant for The Women's Collective because it has implications for the sexual and reproductive health rights of women; for the access and quality of care and support for women and girls living with and at-risk... Read more »
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HIV+ and Encephalitis of the Brain

Posted by malias90, 1 Reply
I started meds 2 weeks ago (Truvada & Viramune) due to having 2 seizures since February 2005 and specifically abnormal spinal fluid (abundance of white blood cells), EEG irregularities (2nd seizure happened during EEG) and being HIV+. I have no... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body and never effectively cross the... Read more »

my brain started working after I think

Posted by dumbdumbme, 1 Reply
You see, I got education and all the stuff I need about HIV/AIDS.
And guess what I thought about it?
"Nah, won't be me." or "Meh, that's so not me"
But guess what?
It actually matters
So you see, I was a virgin, when this happened, and I told my partner... Read more »

Mind over matter

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
TerryD keeps telling himself that HIV dosent exhist because it is a daily ritual that he has going, he has to do this so that he wont believe the terribe truth that HIV causes AIDS and can be transmitted sexually.
Keep repeating your mantra TURDY... Read more »