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How Do You Know If You Have AIDS Dementia

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Ask the Experts

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 »

AIDS Dementia

I am my brothers caregiver. He suffers from AIDS Dementia, coupled with his opportunistic illness... Read more »

AIDS DEMENTIA...DRUGS AVAILABLE

I HAVE AIDS DEMENTIA AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT MEDICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO TREAT THIS IF ANY...... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of North Dakota Medical School Receives HIV Research Grant

A five-year, $2.235 million grant to study HIV dementia has been awarded to a University of North Dakota professor. "Our research is looking at how proteins that are part of the HIV virus can excite and kill neurons in the brain," said Jonathan... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Articles on HIV Prevention in U.S.; KNOW HIV/AIDS Launches "The Know is Spreading" Campaign; Fact Sheet on Number of HIV/AIDS Cases in Hurricane-Affected Areas

"Families Living With HIV ," AIDS Care : M.J. Rotheram-Borus and colleagues from the University of California-Los Angeles write that the HIV/AIDS epidemic's early focus on individuals has become "inadequate" and that family-based models of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Anemia Drug May Be Useful in Treatment of AIDS-Related Dementia

The anemia drug erythropoietin, which is sold by Amgen as Epogen and Aranesp and by Johnson & Johnson as Procrit and Eprex, may be used to treat AIDS-related dementia, the New York Times reports. Dr. Stuart Lipton, scientific director of... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

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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someone please explain the "terms" of dementia

Posted by Anonymous
would someone please explain, from personal experience, what words like apathy mean in terms of late stage aids and dementia. all the fancy words aren't adding up in my brain. I wish I could find and read a book describing the day in the life of... Read more »