How Common Is HIV Dementia
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University of Miami School of MedicineHIV-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 »
South Florida Center for Counseling and TherapyThanks for writing. Fortunately, cases of severe HIV dementia have been greatly reduced by more effective medications. Nonetheless, mild cognitive issues are relatively common in persons living with HIV. These may be caused by both the virus... Read more »
University of Miami School of MedicineThe 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 »
University of Miami School of MedicineHIV infection can cause impairment of cognitive and motor functions, and emotional changes. Cognitive problems may include slowed thinking, memory impairment, decreased attention and concentration. Motor problems may include hand tremor, slowed... Read more »
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Posted by ScotCharlesYou 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
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Posted by mrc911, 2 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by ScotCharles, 4 RepliesSorry 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 »
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