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Nervous System Problems and Dementia

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 system. People with HIV disease can have several problems with the nervous system. A common problem is peripheral neuropathy. This can cause damage to nerves controlling sensation. Symptoms may include altered sensation, numbness, tingling,...
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Respiratory question

I have recently been diagnosed as having acquired HIV. My CD4 count is 198 and my viral load is 68,000. I was asked to get tested because I presented to my general practitoner with a flu but I had oral thrush and sore lymph nodes in my arm pits....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
An evaluation of your lungs for pneumonia/PCP would be advisable. If no evidence for PCP then prophylaxis is recommended. If your CD4 count doesn't rebound quickly (which can happen after acute HIV infection) then you may be a fast progressor... Read more »

Isoprinosine and respiratory side effects?

I am told Isoprinosine is very non-toxic. I have Reactive Airways Dysfunction due smoke inhalation 3 years ago. Can you comment on its toxicity for a person with this pre-existing condition? Thank you!!...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Isoprinosine is a non-specific immune stimulant that may also have antiviral properties. It has been used for some forms of herpes or EBV infections, as well as for HIV, in the earlier days of the epidemic. The results of its evaluation were... Read more »

Liver detoxification's effect on the HIV medication in my system.

I'm HIV pos and recently had an increase in liver enzymes. Is it ok to use an herbal liver detoxifier with ingredients like milk thistle or would that also remove some of the HIV medication from my system. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Milk thistle has been an ingredient in a number of herbal liver products. The actual benefit and safety of milk thistle in the setting of treated HIV is not documented. There is legitimate concern about drug interactions with drugs that utilize... Read more »

Stress and its effects on the immune system

Does the amount of stress in ones life effect the efficiency of a person's immune system who has AIDS or HIV?...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
There is an entire relatively new field in psychology and psychiatry called "Psychoneuroimmunology" which is currently researching the connections between stress, anxiety, depression and how these impact upon a person's health and... Read more »
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HIV Tracking System

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Did anyone know this was going on? How is our privacy guaranteed?

HIV Tracking System May Be Scrapped

California uses codes instead of names to protect patient privacy, but even some former supporters say coding is too cumbersome.

By Charles... Read more »

Immune System Booster

Posted by kinzie1, 4 Replies
Hi,

I do not have aids but a good friend of mine passed away a few years ago from it. I

live in Arizona. I was wondering if anybody has heard about mangosteen juice a new

product that is doing amazing things as an Immune System Booster. I also... Read more »

The immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The immune system may be able to come back more powerfully than anyone thought after a break in treatment with AIDS drugs, researchers said Wednesday.

They said in patients who had decided to interrupt their complex HIV drug... Read more »

two immune systems?????

Posted by Anonymous
I think there are two immune systems. One that fights colds, flu's and stuff like that. The other fights OI's (opportunist Infections). So, that would explain why people with AIDS don't get colds and the flu.
The immune systems are described below... Read more »