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Hiv-related Delirium

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) Overall Health How your...
Ask the Experts

How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...federal Center for Mental Health Services, and teaches and has published on the neuropsychiatry and psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is currently serving on the Residency... Read more »

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
...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 number of... Read more »

HIV AIDS RELATED

My CD4 count is 45 and I am HIV infected.So how chances are there of leaving to normal life.Also is there any way to increase CD4 count
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
...If your absolute CD4 count is 45 you are at serious risk for developing serious infections associated with AIDS. You need HIV treatment immediately. If you start HIV treatment and get that CD4 count up above 200, then your risk of these... 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 brain which responds to drugs has been damaged, is it possible it can be healed? Would it matter whether the lesions were viral/parasitic?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...early and treated appropriately, the affected person can recover completely, even if they were quite ill, and had symptoms like delirium or hallucinations at the worst stage of the illness. Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...methamphetamine intoxication include pulmonary edema, hypoglycemia, intracerebral hemorrhage, hyperthermia, hypertension, confusion, delirium and hyperactivity. How is methamphetamine produced? The most common way to produce meth is a... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Suicidality and Violence in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...treatment or first hospitalization for medical illness; loss of function or intractable or chronic pain from medical illness Delirium or confusion caused by central nervous system dysfunction Severe medical illness: Presence of HIV-related... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is well past the timing for ARS, is there any way this could be related to HIV infection? Even if I was experiencing late ARS, has anyone ever heard of this as a symptom? Cheers. Read more »

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 Read more »

DOES THIS SOUND HIV RELATED???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is very loose like feeling,id truly appreciate and feedback on this and if any of these sound like they could be related to hiv infection.thanks again for the support on these questions. Read more »