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How Do You Treat Dementia

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AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

... What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain and spinal cord are the central nervous system (CNS). The nerves and muscles are the peripheral (around the outside) nervous
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HIV Dementia

I have been HIV+ for 19 years and have been undetected for the last 8 years. I recently was diagnosed with HIV dementia. My viral load is <60 and my t cell count 660. I am on Viread and Epzicom for the last 8 years. Do I need to have my meds...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...debate in the field as to whether the drugs that penetrate the blood brain barrier might be more effective in preventing and treating HIV dementia. In general, the protease inhibitors have poor penetration into the central nervous system (CNS).... Read more »

Paranoia/anxeity/dementia attacks

My partner is currently taking depokote and ambien as well as Truvada and Kaletra for HAART. His white blood cell count is very low (below 15). He suffers from bouts of dementia with extreme paranoia and high anxiety. Doctors are currently running...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...impaired, there are many possible medical causes for an impaired mental status or dementia. Hopefully, they can identify a cause and treat it.In some people with HIV, dementia is caused directly by the HIV. In this case, the most effective... Read more »

Recently diagnosed with dementia

I was diagnosed with HIV Associated Demenitia yesterday after nearly a year of tests. The three day psychological exam done by Dr. Charles Hinkin at UCLA shows that I have a moderate level of the condition which will shortly impair my ability to...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The course of HIV-associated dementia is dependent on many factors. The most important is antiretroviral treatment, which is currently the only definitive treatment available that can affect the course of HIV-associated dementia. I have Read more »

Info on AIDS Dementia and End Stage AIDS

My husband was diagnosed with AIDS dementia on 8/7. He is considered to be in end stage AIDS. Doctors will not come back to discuss what this means. What is end stage and what can I expect? Please help.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...dementia-related symptoms with HIV infection. This is due to the fact that many such conditions (including, say, toxoplasmosis) can be treated quite effectively. If nothing is found, then a diagnosis of AIDS dementia is made. In that case, it... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

... Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing MCMD and HAD Treatment for MCMD and HAD Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

... 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? ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away once Zerit is stopped, but can be painful and permanently debilitating if not treated in time. Caregivers of young children should be instructed regarding noticing and reporting peripheral... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...people usually have health problems in addition to HIV. Recent research shows that older people respond well to antiretroviral treatment. Most older patients, unless they are drug users or have mental problems, take their medications more... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been dealing with this for some time now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I... 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. Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...neurologist with AIDS experience. You may have early stages of HIV dementia. Early identification will allow the doctors to treat the emotional problems which are at times so miserable that death is preferable. I sufferred for years with all... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...damage done by HIV to this part of the brain also explains why I behave inappropriately in public on occasion, again effectively treated with tranquilizers. I don't mean to be alarmist, but everyone needs to educate their Infectious disease... Read more »