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AIDS Dementia Complex

... What If Someone I Care For Has Symptoms or Was Diagnosed With ADC? Conclusion Introduction Dementia is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to think clearly and can impact his or her daily activities. AIDS dementia complex (ADC) -- dementia caused by HIV infection -- is a complicated syndrome made up of different nervous system and mental symptoms. These symptoms are somewhat common in people with HIV disease. The...
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How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...neurocognitive disorders, Neurology 2007; 69; 1789-1799Dore GJ, Correll PK, Li Y, Kaldor JM, Cooper DA, Brew BJ. Changes to AIDS dementia complex in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 1999; 13:1249-1253Letendre SL, McCutchan... Read more »

Aids related Dementia?

I am wondering if maybe Im showing signs of dementia. I forget stuff all the time, I still remember what day it is, month and who is president. However Ive noticed when I watch things on tv or anything for that matter it seems as If I am just...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
The CHARTER study found that those with low CD4 cells in the past tend to have more cognitive dysfunction, even after their CD4 cells go up and their viral load gets controlled. You have a history of crypto induced dementia in the past, so I would... Read more »

how do i care for someone with aids related dementia

i am a volunteer "buddy" and would like tips on how to care for/communicate with someone with aids-related dimentia
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
It depends on the severity of the dementia. In general, you can be helpful be assisting with those areas in which your "buddy" is impaired. In other words, help him to do those things that he is unable to do for himself, or those things that he can... Read more »

HIV in the Spine

One day I had a seizure while at a PTA meeting (most likely brought on by the chemotherapy medication I was on for non-HIV related Hodgkins lymphoma), I was brought to the emergency room where the person who did my spinal tap removed too much spinal...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...unlikely (though still possible) that HIV is causing the central nervous system effects you are experiencing. If you are developing AIDS dementia that usually shows up on a head MRI scan tosome degree. A good evaluation by an HIV knowledgeable... Read more »
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NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

...illnesses that would not otherwise affect people with healthy immune systems. Among the most common neurological complications are: AIDS dementia complex, causing symptoms such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), behavioral changes, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of spreading HIV: Use condoms during sexual activity; Do not share drug injection equipment; If you are HIV-infected... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...treatments, this rate has dropped below 2%. See Fact Sheet 611 for more information about HIV and pregnancy. Myth: HIV is being spread by needles left in theater seats or vending machine coin returns. Reality: There is no documented case... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...provideprotection for a limited amount of time. Even a partially-protective AIDS vaccine could be a very important tool forslowing the spread of HIV. It would also help scientists to develop moreeffective vaccines over time. How long will it... Read more »
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interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
...dangerous individual," Prosecutor Dwight Scroggins said after the sentencing. "If he is not in prison, he would likely continue to spread HIV." Sykes was convicted in 1997 under a 1988 Missouri law that made it a felony to knowingly expose... Read more »

Stop AIDS denialists from spreading their message!

Posted by Robert1, 3 Replies
Denialism is getting some attention again. Brent Leung and David Syner who made a silly film called The House of Numbers <http://houseofnumbers.com> will be on the Derek and Romaine show Monday August 31. http://www.siriusoutq.com/ ... Read more »

spread aids................ NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by daisey6205, 5 Replies
...a freight train over me that night. she handed me a bag as i was leaving and informed me "here are your dildo's, so you can spread aids somewhere else". i was so ready to punch the bitch in the mouth. i went the next day and filed a PFA, so i... 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 Read more »