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Hiv Initially Infects Cells Of The Nervous System

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AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

... What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain
Ask the Experts

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Neurocognitive impairment resulting from HIV infection of the central nervous system is now a well-defined clinical syndrome. I'll reprint below a summary article on HIV and the brain that goes into a bit more Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...it may be something you want to do.Assuming you are HIV positive, your current antiretroviral regimen has good CNS (central nervous system) penetration. AZT (a component of Combivir) penetrates very well into the brain and CNS. Lamivudine and... Read more »

HIV Replication

Hi Dr. Sherer:Does HIV still replicate or mutates even though a person is undetectable?Thank you.
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...load below 50 copies/ml, there is evidence of ongoing replication in sequestered sites of HIV infection such as the central nervous system and the gonads. Different viral evolution patterns have been observed in different sites in the same person... Read more »

HIV attacking central nervous system

i was diagnosed with encypholitis back in october at which time i was removed from all meds. I had bloodwork done and my t cells dropped from 910 to 527 in late December also viral from undetectable to 1600. New bloodwork done in middle of January...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Not exactly sure what she might be speaking of. However, HIV exists in all tissues including the brain and spinal fluid. HIV drugs penetrate into the brain at different levels. In general Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How the Immune System Fights Disease

...capable of infecting other cells (e.g., macrophages, B cells, and monocytes) and can cross the brain-blood barrier, infecting nervous system cells. Most immune cells cannot cross that barrier, which surrounds the brain and spinal cord, so HIV can... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...in our body allowing us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not know exactly how it happens, scientists believe that HIV enters the CNS within the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...antibodies. In animals, viral relatives of HIV with long and variable latency periods, such as visna virus in sheep, cause central nervous system damage even after the production of antibodies ( NIAID , 1995). Also, HIV is well recognized as... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...than normal rates based on age. Recent research shows that the lowest level of a CD4 count (the "nadir") may predict central nervous system problems (see Fact Sheet 505 ) better than the current cell count. Increasing the CD4 count did not... Read more »
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Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
...Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much Read more »

New Hope for HIV Eradication

Posted by Mondo, 4 Replies
...caught up with it yet. Good health to all Mondo Researchers may finally be on track to get at the HIV that hides inside cells and keeps the infection going; if so, they could perhaps eradicate the virus from the body entirely, according to an... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...2006 - 8:00am (PDT) New research on signaling pathways in immune cells bolsters evidence of connections between the central nervous system and the immune system. The findings may also advance the scientific foundation for a potential HIV... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body and never effectively cross... Read more »