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How Does Hiv Virus Affect The Nervous System

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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
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Affecting central nervous system (CNS)

How does the HIV affects the CNS? which are the symptoms? thanks Theo
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...HIV can affect the central nervous system (CNS) in many ways, both directly and by causing poor immune function which allows other pathogens or diseases to do damage. Read more »

AIDS Dementia

Is AIDS-Related Dementia caused by the actual HIV Virus or a low CD4 cell count? How does it affect the actual brain tissue?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(inflammation of the brain) with progressive or static encephalopathy (diffuse brain disease) due to HIV infection of the central nervous system (brain tissue) with associated prominent immune activation. It is generally a late-stage phenomenon... Read more »

Learning disabilities in HIV+ children

My HIV+ adopted 9 year old is having learning issues that are a puzzle even to the educators at his school. His IQ is very low normal and his progress in school is even slower than his IQ would indicate. His memory is so poor that he still cannot...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...HIV can affect the central nervous system in children and adults. With an undetectable viral load on medication (and in the absence of any other neurological findings), Read more »

Central nervous system

HI I have read that HIV can affect the central nervous system.. how ? which are the symptoms?If damage is done can it be reversed? and which could be the development in time? Another question which is the difference between HIV and AIDS ? I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Theo,The reason your questions have not been addressed here is that this forum is devoted exclusively to questions related to anemia and fatigue. If you look around the other areas of this website I think you'll find answers to your... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

...from MEDLINEplus What Are Neurological Complications of AIDS? AIDS is primarily an immune system disorder caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but it can also affect the nervous system. HIV does not appear to directly invade... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells. They multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma of the brain or spinal cord is called central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. AIDS-related lymphoma is sometimes called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, the... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...with herpes or HIV. Other research showed that cat's claw also contains differentkinds of alkaloids that affect the central nervous system. Thesealkaloids might work against the alkaloids that affect the immunesystem. More research is needed. ... Read more »
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What is PML????

Posted by corkeesdad
...lymphoma, and 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,... Read more »

What is PML???

Posted by corkeesdad
...lymphoma, and 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,... Read more »

PML...What is it???? Your new book trailer has b

Posted by corkeesdad
...lymphoma, and 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,... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body and never effectively cross... Read more »