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How Do You Know If You Have Encephalopathy

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Encephalopathy treatment?

I'm 48 yrs old and have been positive since 81 (by history) with no incidence of OIs. During the last 7 years I have been on three different cocktails. Recent testing shows that I am resistant to all NRTIs, however with Sustiva/Viread/Epivir...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The answer to your question is not clear. We do know that maintaining an undetectable viral load is the best predictor of non-progression of encephalopathy. People with high viral loads (especially with high CSF viral loads) are more likely to have... Read more »

Hiv encephalopathy

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

ammonia Maybe Hepatic Encephalopathy?

I asked about the ammonia levels because I had in the past 4 weeks on and off a numbness that... Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE:
Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Claus Khnlein, Germany

English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy McMahon and Fintan Dunne. With kind permission by the
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More Bad News

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
The friend of mine who 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... 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 »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
There has been a lot of good information posted lately. However I've seen a couple of things I would like to clear up.

ARS/ARC are not the same things. There is a stage between initial infection and AIDS. It used to be called Aids Related Complex... Read more »