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Hiv-related Dementia

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HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Dementia Common in Africa, Study Finds

A new study revealed 31 percent of HIV patients in Uganda had AIDS-related dementia. This alarmingly high rate could mean HIV/AIDS is one of the leading causes of dementia in the world, alongside Alzheimer's disease and strokes. "If the rate we saw... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Anemia Drug May Be Useful in Treatment of AIDS-Related Dementia

The anemia drug erythropoietin, which is sold by Amgen as Epogen and Aranesp and by Johnson & Johnson as Procrit and Eprex, may be used to treat AIDS-related dementia, the New York Times reports. Dr. Stuart Lipton, scientific director of... Read more »
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hiv related dementia symptoms

respected sir, could you possibly tell the symptoms of hiv related early dementia. i am quite ok at concentration & memory.but i have anxiety & social phobia(not due to hiv), due to which i am feeling tense that i may have...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The typical symptoms of HIV-associated dementia include short-term memory loss, slowing of thinking, difficulties with complex tasks, and social withdrawal. Neurologic symptoms such as hand tremor and gait difficulties are common. Some people also... Read more »

what is hiv dementia & what is hiv drug-related dementia & their symptoms

i am concerned that i have hiv-dementia. I have never yet read anything about its symptoms? How can i tell if i am getting hiv-dementia and how can one distinguish between hiv- versus hiv-med-related dementia, that is, dementia caused by the hiv...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV-associated dementia inlcudes symptoms like slowed thinking, memory problems, impaired concentration, tremors, gait problems, apathy and social withdrawal.There are some medicines that can cause memory problems and other cognitive impairments,... Read more »

AIDS related dementia and substance abuse

My husband has AIDS and I am negative. He's also had AIDS related dementia for about 5 years. Two years ago he had an arrhythmia attack, and was in a coma for a week. He was a different person after that. He started using illicit drugs...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Having an arrhythmia and being in a coma puts a person at high risk for brain damage due to anoxia (insufficient oxygen to the brain). I don't know if this happened to your husband, but if he has suffered some aggravation of his dementia, this... Read more »

aids related dementia

someone close to me has justbeen diagnosed with advanced stage of aids and it seems dementia has set in. MRI has come back clear and patient is on combivir and sustiva - will the dementia symptoms go away? or what is the likelihood of them going...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
All of these drugs penetrate into the brain and should help control the virus in the brain. We know that these drugs are good at protecting individuals against developing dementia and there is evidence to suggest that cognitive function improves... Read more »
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HIV DEMENTIA

Posted by mrc911, 2 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with HIV dementia. I am extremely depressed and have been out of work since June. My tcell count is 660 and viral load <60. I feel like I am going crazy just thinking about having to take more meds and the cost of the... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
Sorry friends 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... Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Common anti-convulsant drug may help slow the progression of dementia
Researchers have found that a common anticonvulsant drug improved cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The... Read more »

HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms

Posted by ScotCharles
You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD.

Manifestations of Dementia

Early manifestations of dementia may include the following:

Decreased attention or concentration

Reduced speed of information processing

Psychomotor slowing

Impaired... Read more »