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How Do You Get 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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The Well Project

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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Disappearing Resistance With Telaprevir: The Extend Study

...damage and the other person developed HCV-related buildup of waste materials in his blood, which severely affected his brain (HCV encephalopathy). Initially, various mutations in the HCV protease gene (NS3) were detected in 7% to 45% of people... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...with your doctor before adding more protein to your diet. If you have advanced liver disease and a brain condition called encephalopathy , your liver doctor might tell you to decrease the amount of protein you eat. If your doctor does make this... Read more »
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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 »

Starting meds soon, can he start now?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner has an appointment for the middle of next week to get set up for meds. He was diagnosed this past summer and had a CD4 count of 199 at that time and PCP (that's how we found out). He had previously been misdiagnosed as having Crohn's... 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 »