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Hiv-related Delirium

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HIV and delirium

In the last couple weeks, my family member has become increasingly confused, manic, hostile and generally out of her mind. This person was admitted to a hospital and doctors have told us she is HIV positive. The doctors have attributed her mental...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, HIV absolutely can cause mental problems as severe as this. In patients with advanced AIDS (very high viral loads and low T cells)delirium, dementia, mania and psychotic symptoms are not uncommon complications. HIV can affect the brain in a... Read more »

Delirium caused by lesions/brain damage

How likely is that brain damage which is causing delusions can be reversed? If that part of the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Reports Released on HIV/AIDS Programs in Resource-Limited Settings and HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics; Special JAMA Issue Includes HIV/AIDS-Related Articles, Commentaries and Editorials

"From the Ground Up: Building Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care Programs in Resource-Limited Settings ," Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation : The three-volume publication provides guidance for health care workers, managers and policymakers on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV Treatment Strategy Could Reduce HIV-Related Deaths by 10 Million in 15 Years, UNAIDS Says

UNAIDS on Tuesday outlined a new strategy, called "Treatment 2.0," to simplify the provision of HIV treatment and improve global access to antiretrovirals (ARVs), Reuters reports. The agency says the plan could prevent up to 10 million AIDS-related... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Reports Examine HIV/AIDS Cases Related to Assault, Sexual Violence; HIV/AIDS News Service Available in French

"The Right to Survive: Sexual Violence, Women and HIV/AIDS ," Rights and Democracy : The report calls on the right to reparations of victims of sexual violence during armed conflict, including access to treatment for people who have contracted HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Council on Foreign Relations Examines Politics of HIV Donor Support

An expert brief posted on the Council for Foreign Relation's website examines the "messy politics" of HIV donor support. Despite criticism, the author writes, the U.S. government is "by far the biggest supporter of both bilateral and multilateral... Read more »
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My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is still dating but I really doubt if his partners are aware. I... Read more »

live-in relative with HIV/AIDS

Posted by qwerty, 4 Replies
i overheard a conversation from my lil brother concerning he might have hiv/aids; he is under 18 years old but i also heard in the conversation he's been sexually involved with other boys and men. he doesnt know i heard all this and now im... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

another hiv related arrest

Posted by alive2, 1 Reply
another man in wny is caught spreading hiv knowingly having sexual conact without protection. this seems that it will further stigmatize hiv/aids to society.
here is another prime reason abstinence only doesnt work. comprehensive education must be in... Read more »