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Hiv Nervous System Symptoms

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Nervous System Problems and Dementia

What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain and spinal cord are the central nervous system (CNS). The nerves and muscles are the peripheral (around the outside) nervous system. People with HIV disease can have several problems with the nervous system. A common problem is peripheral neuropathy. This can cause damage to nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness, tingling,...
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Central nervous system

HI I have read that HIV can affect the central nervous system.. how ? which are the symptoms?If damage is done can it be reversed? and which could be the development in time? Another question which is the difference between HIV and AIDS ? I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Theo,The reason your questions have not been addressed here is that this forum is devoted exclusively to questions related to anemia and fatigue. If you look around the other areas of this website I think you'll find answers to your... Read more »

Affecting central nervous system (CNS)

How does the HIV affects the CNS? which are the symptoms? thanks Theo...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
HIV can affect the central nervous system (CNS) in many ways, both directly and by causing poor immune function which allows other pathogens or diseases to do damage. This can lead to many, many symptoms and problems including dementia, meningitis,... Read more »

Is checking central nervous system critical?

Dear Dr. I was recently diagnosed with NHL (B, large cell.) My CD4 is 200 and viral load hovers around 8,000. The LYmphoma was found in a node under my arm and CT scan doesn't show any other signs of the disease. I have no other symptoms. I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear HM: A spinal tap is part of the staging evaluation for HIV-related lymphoma. It should be done! I have performed a spinal tap on virtually 100% of my patients. The transient discomfort associated with a spinal tap pales compared to missing the... 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 when we see viral loads go down in the blood, the same... Read more »
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For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

Update...and a little nervous..

Posted by Scotchula, 4 Replies
Hello all...its me again..:-P Just wanted to share some news and concerns..

I just had my follow up visit to my specialist. As some of you may know I was diagnosed the end of this past July. I finaly got my first/basline VL and CD4 test back. ... Read more »

HIV exposure? Very nervous

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Was I exposed? Very nervous
Hello everyone, thanks for taking time to read and respond.

Where to begin. Well, I am a bi-curious male, so I had a one night stand with another male about 12 days ago. I never have one night stands, this was a first. We... Read more »

Tomorrow I get results and I'm nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I just found this board and thought maybe talking to someone might make me feel better. I took an HIV test on 3/8/02. Tomorrow will have been two weeks and I guess I'm nervous about hearing from my doctor. My first and last HIV test was over... Read more »