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Hiv Associated Dementia

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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 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 »

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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test May Predict HIV-Related Dementia

...Certain protein patterns in blood cells may indicate that an HIV patient is at risk of dementia, according to a study released Monday. "This study is a first and early work to determine if specific protein fingerprints can Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

...therapies to treat or prevent HIV-related conditions. For more information about drug interactions, call Project Inform's National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline at 1-800-822-7422 or email a question . What If Someone I Care For Has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People May Be at Risk of Developing Chronic Dementia Similar to Alzheimer's, Study Says

...7/23). Dr. Cristian Achim of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues examined the brains of 160 people who had died of AIDS-related illnesses and who had used antiretroviral drugs. The researchers found that two-thirds of those studied... 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 »
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I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...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 occurrence of HIV dementia is not related to either viral load or... 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 »

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 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 »