Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Brain Disorder And Psychosis

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing HAND Treatment for HAND Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our bodyand allows us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain andthe spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not know exactly how it happens, scientists...
Ask the Experts

bipolar with psychosis and HIV

Im bi-polar with psychosis and just told that Im poz. Ive had no insurance for over a year and can't seem to get help from anyone. Is the mixture of the two problems going to make things worst for me? I keep hearing stress makes the immune...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Treating bipolar disorder and HIV can pose some challenges, but these two illness can be managed safely at the same time. You will need to inform all of the physicians (psychiatrist, infectious disease specialist, etc.) of your other diagnoses and... Read more »

HIV and Psychosis

I have a good friend who has been HIV+ for 12 or more years and refuses to get treatment. he has always had mood swings and been suspicious of others but has lately become very delusional and paranoid. He does not seem to have dementia in the sense...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Psychosis is one manifestation of HIV-associated dementia. It tends to be more common in people who have a history of prior psychiatric disorder or drug abuse (especially amphetamines and other stimulants). Psychosis is sometimes also a sign of... Read more »

HIV, psychosis, and health insurance

I have an acquaintance who has been HIV+ for 6 years without receiving treatment because he doesn't have health insurance. He is currently in an abusive relationship, has an addiction to gambling and recently began to display symptoms of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If he is not insured because he is indigent, then he may qualify for Medicaid, which should cover treatment for HIV infection. Also, there are programs, such as ADAP, which provide coverage for some of the costs of treatment for HIV/AIDS. Contact a... Read more »

aids and psychosis

Can AIDS or any type of medication for AIDS cause psychosis (hallucinations, delusions)?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, hallucinations and delusions occur in people with very advanced cases of HIV-associated dementia. Symptoms of new onset psychosis are more common in people who have a history of substance abuse and HIV dementia.Of course, psychotic disorders... Read more »
Connect With Others

BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles
Link below to copies of MRI brain scans of HIV+ people

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/4319952.stm

Scans show how HIV attacks brain

HIV, which attacks the body's natural defences, also damages the brain, three dimensional medical scans... Read more »

First HIV+ Runner With Terminal Brain Cancer Has C

Posted by 1247
First HIV+ Runner With Terminal Brain Cancer Has Completed the NYC Marathon

My name is Richard M. Brodsky. I am HIV-positive and have terminal brain cancer, and I completed the November 2, 2003, NYC Marathon in 04:52. My purpose for running the... Read more »

Hiv, Meds and Brain , what does it equal ?

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
Some may recall my posting in the HIV and Getting Older some time ago .Go read it if you haven't . We'll I'm going into the next phase of tests to see what 20 years of meds is possibly doing to the brain . I got another deeper in depth MRI... Read more »

HIV May Damage Brain Tissue

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Los Angeles Times Examines Research Surrounding Long-Term Effects of HIV on Brain Tissue

November 8, 2005

The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined research into the long-term effects of HIV on brain tissue (Brink, Los Angeles Times, 11/7). A study... Read more »