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Hiv-associated Dementia And Dopamine

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HIV associated Dementia: Modified HIV dementia scale

Dear Dr HorwathI am a medical researcher at CSIR looking and cognition and depression in HIV positive workers. Is the modified HIV dementia scale a good screening tool for a non-neurologists (The Hopkins HIV report Vol 8 No. 4, November 1996). And...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, the modified HIV dementia scale has been tested and compared to the original version. The modified version deletes the item on attention, which consists of testing antisaccadic eye movements, an item that most non-neurologists or otherwise... Read more »

Long term effects of HIV Associated Dementia

Hello,When I started HAART in November 1998 my CD4s were 46 and my viral load was 466,000. I also... Read more »

HIV-associated dementia

Dr Horwath,First let me thank you for all the wonderful work you've done on this site.I have a... Read more »
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Potential Cause of HIV-Associated Dementia Revealed

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center appear to have solved the mystery of why some patients infected with HIV, who are using antiretroviral therapy and show no signs of AIDS, develop serious depression as well as profound problems... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Biochemical Abnormality That May Explain Link Between HIV, Dementia

HIV/AIDS patients with early signs of dementia have depleted levels of the brain chemical dopamine, according to a study published in the September issue of the British journal Brain , Long Island Newsday reports. Researchers at the Brookhaven... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Burden of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Impairment in Australia and Its Estimates for the Future

"The growing number of older individuals with HIV in Australia implies that the prevalence of dementia and additional HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders will increase," wrote the authors, who commented on the lack of estimates "of the future... Read more »
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HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms

Posted by ScotCharles
You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD.

Manifestations of Dementia

Early manifestations of dementia may include the following:

Decreased attention or concentration

Reduced speed of information processing

Psychomotor slowing

Impaired... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
Sorry friends for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing.

My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the... Read more »

HIV DEMENTIA

Posted by mrc911, 2 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with HIV dementia. I am extremely depressed and have been out of work since June. My tcell count is 660 and viral load <60. I feel like I am going crazy just thinking about having to take more meds and the cost of the... Read more »

dementia - what are your experiences

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
lets talk about this late stage debilitating aspect of HIV

Can it be treated,
willl everybody get it
do the modern drugs help
early indicators.

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