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How Common Is HIV Dementia

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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

Scientists Identify Biochemical Abnormality That May Explain Link Between HIV, Dementia

HIV/AIDS patients with early signs of dementia have depleted levels of the brain chemical dopamine, according to a study published in the September issue of the British journal Brain , Long Island Newsday reports. Researchers at the Brookhaven... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Cognitive Disorders Are Common in French Cohort but Are Not HIV-Related

A French study has reported that neurocognitive impairment (NCI) was common in a group of unselected HIV positive adults, but that this was not related to either HIV or HIV treatment. The study highlighted the importance of preventative measures... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

HIV dementia

If I have HIV dementia do I have to get the symptoms of it?...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks 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 »

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 »

HIV Cognitive-Motor Disorder and Dementia

I tested + in 1992. I have been on several drug regimes and overall they have been successful with regard to HIV suppression. Over the years I have noticed problems with memory and concentration. I am taking Risperdal 0.5 mg to see if this will...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV 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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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 »

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 »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

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