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Hiv First Year Dementia

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems The Bottom Line How Many Older People Have AIDS? About 29% of all people with AIDS in the
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HIV Dementia

I have been HIV+ for 19 years and have been undetected for the last 8 years. I recently was diagnosed with HIV dementia. My viral load is <60 and my t cell count 660. I am on Viread and Epzicom for the last 8 years. Do I need to have my meds...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Unfortunately, some people develop symptoms of HIV dementia even with undetectable viral load and adequate T-cells. There is not much evidence that some antiretrovirals are better than Read more »

Do I have AIDS Dementia?

In January of 2005 my primary care physician wrote the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of Arizona a letter expressing his concern that I might be suffering from Aids Dementia. They immediately had me turn in my license to practice medicine...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...or leg weakness.There are no lab tests, including brain imaging studies that are diagnostic.Most importantly, a diagnosis of HIV-associated dementia requires that you have cognitive, motor and/or psychological symptoms and that these symptoms... Read more »

Advanced HIV & dementia

My aunt was recently admitted to hospital after several months of hallucination and depression. We recently discovered she has had HIV for the last 7 years. Doctors told us her brain is shrinking and this reduces her chances of survival. She is...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...responsible for her symptoms. One way or another, going on ARVs is essential for her. It will help address the symptoms of HIV dementia (if this is the diagnosis). It will also help rebuild her immune system and help combat the infection or... Read more »

risk for dementia

my question is in regards to hiv related dementia.I have not been on treatment for the last 3 years. My cd4 stays around 300 at 20%. My vl started out at 13,000 when I first became positive, then went undetectable for five years on HAART. upon...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The risk of HIV-associated dementia is increased among those with a high viral load, low CD4 count, and older age. Your risk of developing dementia Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...nervous system (CNS) problems include depression and 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Efavirenz (Sustiva)

...(see Fact Sheet 475 ). Efavirenz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase enzyme from working. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first... Read more »
The Body

For Me, HIV/AIDS Is Not a Chronic, Manageable Disease

... I am not a researcher -- I can only speak from my own experience -- but far too many people mistakenly believe that HIV no longer causes chronic illness because of the potent anti-retrovirals available. Over the last five years in particular, I Read more »
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I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...emotions, nor remember instructions, nor do multi-tasking work like driving a car. Fortunately, I planned for this event twenty years ago and I will have an ample income in my retirement. If there is a lesson in what is happenning to me, it is... Read more »

Been HIV+ for 28 years

Posted by bettge, 1 Reply
...I have been HIV+ for 28 years. My first Partner of 11 years past away in 1992 fo AIDS. My second Partner and I broke after 14 years of being Read more »


Posted by mrc911, 2 Replies
...doctors appts. I applied for SSI but have not received an answer yet. I am usually a strong person and have dealt with this for 19 years, but I am tired and frustrated with this and scared. Any advice 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 »