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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...things your doctor can do to check if you have PN. Your doctor will examine you and ask you questions about your symptoms, workenvironment, social habits, exposure to any toxins, history of alcoholism, andfamily history of neurological disease. He or she may order tests and scans todetermine the extent and type of nerve damage. A test called a skin biopsy usedto be done mostly by researchers, but it may become more common because it...
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broad question regarding cerebral palsy

I'm newly diagnosed HIV pos and have CP. As this is a neurological disorder, and HIV can cause neurological problems, what should I be worried about with HIV in the setting of CP. My viral load is 80000 and CD4 is 210. I'm awaiting doctors advice...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Aggressive suppression of HIV in your case to minimize any brain/nerve damage from HIV would generally be my advice in order to not aggravate pre-existing Read more »

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
...among HIV positive people is not due to opportunistic pathogens, but rather to the effects of HIV itself. As discussed below, neurological disorders are not the result of the virus attacking neurons directly, but instead result from changes in... Read more »

dyskinesia

My son has been on prozac 20mg for 2 years and has recently developed an involuntary movement with his mouth. If he goes off the medication will it stop?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Prozac can occasionally cause involuntary movements, but not typically after 2 years of treatment. HIV can also cause movement disorders due to its neurologic effects. If he can tolerate a short interruption of his Prozac, that Read more »

myoclonus action and hiv

hello doc, pos since 2003, labs remain constant round CD4 500-700 and viralloadnever above 10000 no medsabout a month ago i was diagnossed with action myoclonus. MRI scan and EEC revealed no brain problems, thenthey took spinal fluid and ran all the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Myoclonus is a condition of rapid, brief and usually irregular muscle movements. It can occur with a wide variety of metabolic and neurologic disorders and can be a feature of certain types of epilepsy. I have seen several patients where it was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alberta Neurologist's Study Suggests HIV Can Cause Brain Disease

...1.2-3.2). "It's actually quite disturbing in the sense that he's reporting a significant number of people who are presenting with neurological disease related to HIV," said Montaner, director of the British Columbia Center for Excellence in... Read more »
The Body

Word on the Street: The "Berlin Patient" and a Cure for HIV -- Advocates, HIVers and Community Members Weigh In

... "['Berlin patient' Timothy Ray] Brown suffered two relapses and underwent two stem cell transplants, as well as a serious neurological disorder. ... The neurological problem led to temporary blindness and memory problems. Brown is still... Read more »
Yeshiva University

NIH Awards Einstein College of Medicine $3 Million Grant to Create Center for HIV-Related Brain Disease

...deficits begin and how they progress over time. "The biomarkers identified by this new center should permit the early detection of neurological disease in HIV-infected individuals," says co-principal investigator Harris Goldstein, MD, director... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

...anxiety disorder, depression, fever, vision loss, gait disorders, destruction of brain tissue, and coma. Other AIDS-related nervous system disorders may be caused by certain cancers or by illnesses that would not otherwise affect people with... Read more »
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Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

anybody?

Posted by TrueOptimist, 3 Replies
...I know there is a lot of people who are uneducated about HIV and think just because they drank out of the same cup as someone they are at "high risk" for contracting HIV.Trust me I know Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the occurrence of HIV... Read more »

Cyberchondria - I know I'm guilty of this!

Posted by briannan, 1 Reply
...with common or ambiguous symptoms or that are hard to diagnose," says Fallon. For example, illnesses such as HIV or lupus, and neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis can cause vague symptoms like fatigue, swollen glands, and strange... Read more »