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Hiv Associated Dementia Cause Of Death

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AIDS Dementia Complex

...more severe and progressive. How Does HIV Cause ADC? While it is clear that HIV can cause serious nervous system disease, how it causes ADC is unclear. In general, nervous system and mental disorders are caused by the death of nerve cells. While HIV does not directly infect nerve cells, it's thought that HIV can somehow kill them indirectly. Macrophages -- white cells that are prevalent in the brain and act as large reservoirs for...
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How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-infected cells are no help for the body. It can be absorbed by cells that are not infected with HIV, and can cause cell death (via a process called apoptosis) in uninfected "bystander" T cells, which can assist a person's progression toward... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...so they can no longer receive neural impulses (known as synaptic pruning). The fact that some neurons are injured rather than dead may explain why partial reversal of impairment may occur after starting ART.The end result of this assault on the... Read more »

Cure for HIV/AIDS (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

Hi,I have been wondering why it is so difficult for HIV/AIDS cure to be found especially for Americans who nothing is impossible for. I am from Africa living with HIV. Would there ever be a cure for this deadly disease and when?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...some to think that the problem of HIV has largely been solved. Not quite. Not even close. Thankfully, the days of a short-term death sentence are well behind us. With good care and treatment, it's fair for people with HIV to expect to live out a... Read more »

Help needed for HIV Education (AIDS DENIALISTS)

Hi Dr Bob,I always read this site and being a regular traveller to Africa i always pass of safe sex info to the locals.I have one gentthere who denies HIV/Aids is real and usually bounces all kind of info at me to back up his claim. Can you please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(and HIV-1 itself can cause immune deficiency and AIDS in chimpanzees). Anti-HIV drugs have succeeded in reducing AIDS-related deaths by more than 80% in countries where they are available. Also in July 2000, amfAR placed a full-page statement in... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...in older people were done before strong anti-HIV drugs were available. Most of them showed that older people got sicker and died faster than younger people. This was thought to be due to the weaker immune systems of older people. Also, older... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...problems with sleeping, balance, walking, thinking, and memory. In the early years of AIDS these were all called "HIV-Associated Dementia." However, a broader range of problems is showing up at present. This is now called HIV-associated... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly disease for women, behind only cancer and heart disease. HIV affects both younger and older women. In fact, an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with HIV, as will 1 in 106 Hispanic/Latina... Read more »
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I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...dementia. Early identification will allow the doctors to treat the emotional problems which are at times so miserable that death is preferable. I sufferred for years with all those symptoms and the quality of my work and my life sufferred as... 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. Read more »

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 Read more »

Apathy as part of dementia????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I looked at dementia and all they say is a very clinical, characterized by apathy, slowed thinking, forgetfulness, blah, blah, blah,-----can anyone Read more »