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How Do I Know If I Have Pml

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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter of the brain. "Progressive" means that this disease gets worse in a short time. "Multifocal" means that it shows up in several places at the same time. Researchers...
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How do I know if my husband w/AIDS is developing Dementia, PML, or neurological infection?

Dear Dr. Currier,First of all, thank you for all your help to us all! My husband is 26, t-cell count of 47, viral load of 185,000 and just started therapy of viracept, zerit, and epivir 3 weeks ago. Over the past year, I have been noticing him...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Dementia may be subtle in HIV+s, but diminished concentration and ability to do calculations are very typical symptoms. Neither dementia nor PML are associated with head/neck pain, and I suspect that may be a separate problem. He should be... Read more »


my friend has what he refers to as PMl and CNS.. I can not find any information on either of these conditions, nor does he know the formal names of the conditions....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
PML stands for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. It is an opportunistic infection of the central nervous system (CNS). You can find information about PML on this and many other websites.... Read more »


any advances in pml treatment?i have had pml for about 4 you know of any research on pml that are accepting applicants for a research study?thank you,brian...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I havent seen any new effective/safe treatments for PML recently. Effective HIV treatment often stabilizes the process but specific JC virus treatment remains problematic. Much of the brain damage caused by PML resembles a stroke such that brain... Read more »


I was diagnosed with final stages of aids and pml in April of 2004. I have received treatment and follow my doctors advice to the letter as well as taking meds on time. I would like to know if the survival rate has increased for patients with pml...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is not a lot of good detailed info about PML on the web. I am sure you have googled the topic. The Body website has some fact pages and links as well. The incidence of new cases of PML has gone done signficantly in the last several years with... Read more »
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Know someone who died of PML/Liver Failure?

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Hey guys,

Just recently, a number of people I know who have been HIV+ for more than 20 years have died of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy(PML) and liver failure. I wonder if anyone else had similiar experience?


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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My partner is dying from PML & I am looking to get in touch with others who may be in or have been in this horrible situation. Or if anyone knows of any PML support groups.


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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know have any information on PML? Is is a death sentence? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My partner has PML & I am looking to get in touch with others who may be in the same situation just to talk or offer each other support.


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