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How Does Hiv Affect The Brain

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At what point does HIV affect the brain?

What are the symptoms of the HIV affecting the brain? I have had some really strange things going on and I'm wondering if Im starting to lose it. vl= und cd4=699 Im on Zoloft for mild depression and Reyataz, Videx and Epivir for the HIV. Please...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...sorry to hear of your problem. It does not seem likely that you are having an AIDS-related condition that is affecting your brain, given your high CD4 count. Also, it does not appear that side effects of your HIV medications are the answer. It... Read more »

HIV and brain

if the hiv virus has affected the brain and one is feeling confused and paranoid, is there a cure... Read more »

HIV positive child

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Women and HIV/AIDS: Emotional Health

... Depression Problems in Brain Function Additional Resources It is a normal reaction to feel down, or even devastated, after being diagnosed Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Meth Use, HIV Infection Linked to Changes in Brain Structure That Can Impair Cognitive Functions, Study Says

... Methamphetamine use and HIV infection might significantly alter the size of a person's brain structure, leading to cognitive function impairments such as difficulties learning or processing information, according to a study published Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection or Medications Age Brain

...education. HIV serostatus and age independently affected fMRI measures, though they did not interact, the authors wrote. The brains of those HIV-infected needed to work harder to complete particular assignments. Reduced brain blood flow was... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and the Brain

...dementias, in contrast, are more likely to involve memory loss and deficits in higher-level cognitive functions controlled by the cerebral cortex, such as language comprehension and problemsolving. These categories overlap, however, and patients... Read more »
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HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...Gelbard's team discovered that it's Tat's effects on the ryanodine receptor that cause an "unfolded protein response" seen in the brains of HIV patients. Shape is everything for proteins, and they're nearly always useless or harmful when they are... Read more »

New to this

Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
...Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much Read more »

What is PML???

Posted by corkeesdad
...sarcoidosis. PML Disease most commonly occurs in individuals that are HIV positive. This disease affects the central nervous system and brain, often causing a misdiagnosis. The symptoms can be similar to other diseases out there, which is why it... Read more »

What is PML????

Posted by corkeesdad
...sarcoidosis. PML Disease most commonly occurs in individuals that are HIV positive. This disease affects the central nervous system and brain, often causing a misdiagnosis. The symptoms can be similar to other diseases out there, which is why it... Read more »