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AIDS Dementia Complex

Introduction Possible Symptoms of Early Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Middle Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Late Stage ADC What Is ADC? The Symptoms of ADC How Does HIV Cause ADC? Incidence Diagnosing ADC What If I Think I Have ADC? Treating ADC Treating the Symptoms of ADC 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...
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Medication and AIDS Dementia Complex

Today I was just diagnosed with Dementia that they are associating to AIDS. I am only 26 and I know that ADC is quite rare and not understood, but what are the options to help further progression as my CD4 is around 900 and my VL is undetectable....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
You should talk to your doctor and have a complete neurologic exam to be sure that you have the correct diagnosis. Mostly what we see now with HIV is something called "minor cognitive deficit" which is differnt than dementia. There are... Read more »

Medication and AIDS Dementia Complex

This in follow up to the answer you provided. I have been through a neurological exam and that is what prompted the neuro pysch exam. The results of the neuro pysch exam were more that there was a decrease in the speed of processing and also a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for the added info. Although these are symptoms that are associated with HIV in the brain, they are not specific. In other words there are other things that could cause it. Many docs would want to do additional testing such as a syphilis... Read more »

AIDS DEMENTIA...SOCIALSECURITY DISABILITY SCREENING MEMORY TESTING...MANDATORY

DR's. I have been diagnosed with HIV Dementia and am also applying for my social security disability & SSI. The SS doctors want me to take a memory test! What is this and what does the patient do during the test?I am anxious to take the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know which memory test the social security doctors are proposing, but most of them are very straightforward.One commonly used test, the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)is a commonly used test, but is not very sensitive to the type of... Read more »

AIDS DEMENTIA...DRUGS AVAILABLE

I HAVE AIDS DEMENTIA AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT MEDICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO TREAT THIS IF ANY... I AM PRESENTLY ON LAMICTAL AS I AM BI POLAR BUT NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO RETARD THE DEMENTIA...SO MY QUESTION ISTHERE DRUG THERAPY AVAILABLE FOR US...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The good news is that an effective antiretroviral medication regimen can reverse many of the symptoms of HIV-associated dementia. Cognitive improvement is associated with HAART regimens that successfully reduce the viral load, especially with... Read more »
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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 »

My Only Son Has AIDS Dementia/My Heart hurts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My son is 40 5'9 and good looking very intelligent,now to see him, his personal hygene is not on his mind ,it breaks my heart to know he was raped !,before finding out he had aids went to jail on a misdemeanor charge and was raped by the black men... 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.

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Apathy as part of dementia????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I looked at dementia and all they say is a very clinical, characterized by apathy, slowed thinking, forgetfulness, blah, blah, blah,-----can anyone give real life examples that will describe what apathy appears like --- slowed thinking, what does... Read more »