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How Do I Avoid Encephalopathy

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Are there any Neuroplasticity studies for individuals with resolved Encephalopathy?

Dr Keith, My partner had encephalopathy now resolved for several years. It left him with left side motor dysfunction and balance related problems. There are other mental aptitude factors as well.Has anyone done any neuroplasticity studies with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good questions-brain damage related to HIV infection can take numerous forms. In some cases the (such as from PML or lyphoma) the damage is similar to the structural damage from a stroke so recovery depends on location and size of lesions. If more... Read more »

Encephalopathy treatment?

I'm 48 yrs old and have been positive since 81 (by history) with no incidence of OIs. During the... Read more »

Hiv encephalopathy

I am a long term surivior 12 years with Hiv. I have been diagonosed with HIV encephalopathy. In 91'... Read more »
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AIDS Defining Conditions

...duration) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of vision Encephalopathy, HIV-related Herpes simplex: chronic ulcer(s) (greater than 1 month's duration); or bronchitis,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease.... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
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Salvage Therapy

What Is Salvage Therapy? How Can You Avoid Salvage Therapy? When Does Someone Need Salvage Therapy? What Is a "Holding Regimen"? Getting Access to New Drugs The Bottom Line What Is Salvage Therapy? Antiretroviral therapy (ART)... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Dr. Keith Henry, I hope he doesn't mind. The most common neurologic symptoms of ARS are: "Muscle or joint pain in about 50%, encephalopathy (brain involvement with headache and other CNS findings often mimicing aseptic menigitis) in around 8%,... Read more »

More Bad News

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...has been in the hospital for 2 weeks now.....has finally been diagnosed with.....PML. What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease.... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...was observed as being endemic in two tribes whose members often married each other. These so called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies which Kuru belongs to, the Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, the familiar insomnia and the... Read more »