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AIDS Dementia Complex

... What If Someone I Care For Has Symptoms or Was Diagnosed With ADC? Conclusion Introduction Dementia is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to think clearly and can impact his or her daily activities. AIDS dementia complex (ADC) -- dementia caused by HIV infection -- is a complicated syndrome made up of different nervous system and mental symptoms. These symptoms are somewhat common in people with HIV disease. The...
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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
...neurocognitive disorders, Neurology 2007; 69; 1789-1799Dore GJ, Correll PK, Li Y, Kaldor JM, Cooper DA, Brew BJ. Changes to AIDS dementia complex in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 1999; 13:1249-1253Letendre SL, McCutchan... Read more »

Donepezil (Aricept) continued use for ADC

I have a question about Donepezil, (Aricept) for AIDS Dementia Complex patients. Will they always need to take this medication, or is it subject to decreases in their viral load/increases in their T Cells, (like Dapsone or other preventative...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Thanks for the question, Saul.A number of medications have been used to attempt to treat AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC). To date, there is no "standard of care" and there is NO convincing evidence that Aricept will work. It is dangerous Read more »

HIV dementia

I would like to know if there is a place where I can find statistics of the use of AZT to treat Dementia related to AIDS and how well it's treatment.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There is one placebo-controlled study of AZT for the treatment of AIDS dementia complex, published in 1993 by Sidtis and colleagues. In this study, AZT at high doses (2,000 mg/day) was associated with significant Read more »

Info on AIDS Dementia and End Stage AIDS

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS dementia on 8/7. He is considered to be in end stage AIDS. Doctors will not come back to discuss what this means. What is end stage and what can I expect? Please help.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...AIDS dementia is usually a diagnosis of exclusion. There are many HIV-associated conditions that can lead to dementia and it is important Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

...illnesses that would not otherwise affect people with healthy immune systems. Among the most common neurological complications are: AIDS dementia complex, causing symptoms such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), behavioral changes, and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 the San Diego,... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Neurological Complications of AIDS Fact Sheet

...treat symptoms. Other neuro-AIDS disorders of unknown origin may be influenced by but are not caused directly by the virus. AIDS dementia complex (ADC) , or HIV-associated encephalopathy, occurs primarily in persons with more advanced HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain and... Read more »
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I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...due 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... Read more »

As a medical student what should I know about you?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a black medial student. I am currently in basic science getting my head full of CD4 T-cells and AIDS related dementia etc. But thats all stuff I can look up in a book. I would like to know is from the prospective of HIV positive patients... Read more »

dementia - what are your experiences

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
...lets talk about this late stage debilitating aspect of HIV Can it be treated, willl everybody get it do the modern drugs help early indicators. Read more »

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 Read more »