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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

... What Is PML? How Can PML Be Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter
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Big mistake in san fran thinks senseless is an asshole

How can someone have a smart comment to you for adressing real risks, real problems and real symptoms, and real questions. Does this person not know that the average person does not know much about hiv and from my experience most regular doctors...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...instead of going to Glenn Beck of Fox "News."A quick glance at topics I've addressed within the past day include:1. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy.2. Occupational HIV Exposure by a Nurse Who Sustained a Laceration.3. Post-Exposure... Read more »

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)

I have a problem.I am very interested in being involved in a study of the treatment with Interleukin - 2 (IL2) to boost my T-cell count.The first time that I have contracted this virus (PML). Was in Sept. 1994.I was admitted to the Hospital, and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...There is no clearcut answer to your question-- you may experience a flare of the PML if your CD4 cells increase significantly (the "immune reconstitution syndrome"), or your T cells may increase without this happening. Read more »

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Dr.Currier,I was recently told by a client of their dx of PML. In the early days I remember clients who died within 6 months. Although their is no effective treatment, at least nothing that wouldn't cause other deadly side effects, are we talking...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Some patients have had remarkable responses to HAART alone, and that should be the first approach. Cidofovir (approved for CMV) is being used on an experimental basis as well. Read more »

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy

I was diagnoised with PML Dec. 1999. Is there any research currently being conducted?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...diagnosed in 1999 and are sending questions in march 2001 is in itself a hopeful sign, because survival after a diagnosis of PML in the pre-HAART era was usually on the order of months. Most HIV+ people who develop PML now are living longer and... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, March 8, 2010

...Is a Brain Biopsy Needed to Diagnose PML? In addition to having an AIDS diagnosis, I believe I may also have progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). How can I be sure? Will I need a brain biopsy?   Could HIV Have Played a Role... Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

... What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Read more »
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NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

...the body; cryptococcal meningitis; cytomegalovirus infections; herpes virus infections; neuropathy; neurosyphilis; progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML); and psychological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Is There Any Treatment? ... Read more »
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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 »
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PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31, 1 Reply
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »