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Hiv-related Dementia

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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 dementia....
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 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... Read more »

Aids related Dementia?

I am wondering if maybe Im showing signs of dementia. I forget stuff all the time, I still... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Dementia Common in Africa, Study Finds

...antiretroviral medicines can prevent or slow this progression, only 20 percent of HIV patients worldwide are receiving the drugs. HIV-related dementia affects people at a much younger age than Alzheimer's usually does, and it has even been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test May Predict HIV-Related Dementia

...Certain protein patterns in blood cells may indicate that an HIV patient is at risk of dementia, according to a study released Monday. "This study is a first and early work to determine if specific protein fingerprints can Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Produces Proteins Linked to Progression of AIDS-Related Dementia, Study Says

...Proteins produced by HIV can activate two biochemical pathways and accelerate the natural death of neurons, possibly leading to AIDS-related dementia, according to a study published Monday in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National... Read more »
The Body PRO

CNS Penetration of Antiretroviral Agents May Not Be Essential for Prevention of AIDS-Related Dementia

...The incidence of AIDS-related dementia has declined substantially since the introduction of potent antiretroviral therapy. One area of controversy, however, has been Read more »
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aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...a common anticonvulsant drug improved cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The results of the Phase I clinical trial are published in the March issue of the scientific journal... Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...and i was in a place where everyone was adults and not adolencent kids. I recently told my friend in middle school that i was HIV positive and told him like this "F YOU if you think i'm gay and it was a total accident at birth." He then started... Read more »

More bad news

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...very often, and I have begun to have visual and auditory hallucinations. The latter symptoms are possibly the beginnings of AIDS dementia. The evoked response tests show that my sense of balance is reduced and the nerve signals from my brain to... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the occurrence of HIV dementia is not related to either viral load or CD4 count. The virus enters the brain shortly after infection and remains... Read more »