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Hiv Brain Disorder And Psychosis

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The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

... Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing MCMD and HAD Treatment for MCMD and HAD Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in
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Interferon induced psychosis or something else?

My husband was diagnosed with HIV/HCV about two and a half years ago.His baseline CD4 was 200 and he was started on Atripla right away. Last fall he also started HCV treatment with interferon and ribavirin. He showed excellent results 4 weeks later...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...he became much worse.2. I personally would change his Atripla (which includes efavirenz, emtricitabine, tenofovir) to another HIV regimen to be certain that his symptoms are not related to the efavirenz component of Atripla. This in essence would... Read more »

2 years ago I trusted you; two years later I still do!

Dr. Bob,I'm not sure whether or not you remember me, seeing as the last time I posed you with a query was about two years ago. From that time on, I have been feeling much better.I will say that, because of you Dr. Bob, you cured my obsession with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Welcome back to the forum. This forum is dedicated to HIV/AIDS. Even with limiting the queries to that topic, I'm faced with thousands of questions on a continual basis from around the Read more »

Ten Years For Ten Years

UPDATE Why is losing your 10 years of sobriety for survival a bad thing? Im the HIVer who wrote to you back in November 2006 asking if turning to meth use to combat fatigue was ok. I was ten years clean and sober and no I have no regrets. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for living with pain, depression, frustration, confusion, serious burning muscle pains and a host of other things caused by HIV fatigue for the length of time I did without losing my sobriety or committing suicide." Sorry, Eric, I don't buy it.... 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 Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alberta Neurologist's Study Suggests HIV Can Cause Brain Disease

... Despite the availability of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, neurologic disorders occur frequently in HIV/AIDS patients and increase the risk of death, a study in Canada finds. This may reflect late diagnosis and entry into care, so Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

...Symptoms of ADC What If Someone I Care For Has Symptoms or Was Diagnosed With ADC? Conclusion Introduction Dementia is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to think clearly and can impact his or her daily activities. AIDS... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
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Teacher faked brain tumor! What if it were HIV?

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
...years! and finally admitted to faking. that is such a shameful thing to do. i mean, could you imagine if someone faked having HIV to get sympathy and days off?? i would be furious! Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

which is a better choice?

Posted by franfrog, 9 Replies
My doctor recently diagnosed me with depression. It sort of hit me like a ton of bricks. She put me on lexapro 10mg and then switched me to 20 just last week. I think this is part to do with me explaining my fatigue during the day and insomnia at... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Microbiology and Immunology. "There are a fair number of similarities between this brain disease and other diseases, such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's," said Gelbard. "We hope that what we are learning... Read more »