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Hiv Cerebral Lesions

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HIV i-Base

Cerebral Function in Perinatally HIV Infected Young People and HIV Uninfected Sibling Controls

A study by Ashby and colleagues aimed to characterise the neurocognitive function of young adults with perinatally acquired HIV (paHIV) infection and compare them to their HIV negative siblings or family members as aged matched controls. The study... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Ask the Expert: Case Study -- Newly-Admitted Patient With a Penile Lesion

Case A 27-year-old male presents to the prison infirmary with penile pain. He reports having had the pain for the past three days, ever since accidentally catching part of the skin of his penis in his pants zipper. The patient reports previous good... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Wellness Series: HIV, Your HAART and You

Table of Contents CVD and HIV CVD and HAART CVD Screening Recommendations and Risk Prevention Models HIV, CVD, Prevention Strategies and You References From 1987 until 1995, the "dark ages" of HIV treatment, only five antiretroviral... Read more »
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Brain Lesions

Two years ago I was diagnosed with HIV and brain lesions. Eventually the brain lesion cause my whole right side, as well as my tongue, became paralyzed. The doctors couldn't figure out what was causing my brain lesion (they ruled out PML,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, there are. It is often difficult to make a specific diagnosis of brain lesions in HIV+s, even with a biopsy. Many other individuals have a history like yours, where they slowly get better with HIV medications and physical/occupational... Read more »

A question to Brain Lesions

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I am the one that asked about the Cidofovir.I am hoping you will post this and that the person that wrote about the brain lesions will see it and contact me. I would like to find out what kind of HIV meds he was on that he is doing...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Unfortunately, personal identifiers are supposed to be removed before posting. But I can tell you that a good response to HIV therapy that includes at least one protease inhibitor and 2 other active drugs is optimal in this situation. Exactly... Read more »

White matter brain lesions

Are white matter brain lesions associated with HIV or are they the end stage of the AIDS disease? Are they not related to the diseases that follows AIDS? What else can cause them, bacteria infection?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
"White matter brain lesions" refers to a disease called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), which is a complication of end-stage AIDS. It is an opportunistic infection caused by the JC virus. PML can also occur in HIV-s,... Read more »

HIV side effects with cerebral palsy?

Dr Henry, I am a 27 yr old male recently diagnosed with HIV. I also have reasonably noticeable and severe cerebral palsy. When the time comes for me to start meds, will there be any related side effects? I also have an alcohol problem, as much as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Modest alcohol use generally is OK with most HIV meds. Your have remarkably good blood results for someone who is HIV infected (are you sure you are infected). With underlying brain/nerve disease I often would treat HIV sooner than ordinarily in... Read more »
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KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if KS lesions appear and disappear spontaneously? I noticed a red-purple mark(looks like little blood blisters) on my leg less than one/half inch. I noticed it about 4 1/2 years ago. It disappeared so I did't think anything of it... Read more »

Karposis lesion?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a purplish spot about one inch in diameter on my inner right thigh. It itched at first, but not now. When I press it down, it does not white out like a bruise, but it does white out a little. It doesn't look like a bruise, bug bite, or... Read more »

Oral Lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
3 months after possible exposure i have a small hard bump on the roof of my mouth. Is this common with HIV symptoms?

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brain lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
in 96 i was diagnosed with pml because of ct scan and mir i lost ability of speech, walking, writing and bacically have blurred vision in 98 i had a spinal tap which was negative for jc virus i then had a brain biopsy whitch was neg so i dont have... Read more »