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How Long Does AIDS Dementia Complex Last

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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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I went thru ard/adc in 2001 and the diagnosis that I got from my dr said that I had aids dementia complex does this mean that I have progressed to aids or am I still just poz ? beacuse I have been told that once one has aids there can be no...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The diagnosis of AIDS dementia complex or HIV associated dementia is one of the AIDS defining conditions. In other words, this diagnosis is part of the definition of Read more »

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 »

ADC

Is there any information on how long it takes HIV to have serious effects on the brain? A friend who is a longtimer (18 years) has been diagnosed with AIDS Related Dementia and this has caused me to wonder how HIV attacks the brain, What it does,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...HIV infects cells in the brain, and usually people who have been + for a long time are the ones that develop ADC (AIDS dementia complex). This seems to be less common as more powerful drugs for HIV have become available. I can't give you a... Read more »

lost cause

Dr. Howarth:Thank you for participating in this forum and for the advice you give.I have been hiv+ since 1998, In October 2005 it turned to Aids and what my doctor said was Aids Dementia Complex(of which both I almost died from), my latest MRI has...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...I believe that you always have cause for hope. No situation is so bleak that there is no cause for hope. As long as you are living and have the ability to take a breath, you may the opportunity to improve. I encourage you to try to remain Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Marked Improvement in Survival Following AIDS Dementia Complex in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...The current study examined the effect of the introduction of HAART on survival following AIDS dementia complex (ADC). The researchers examined Australian AIDS notification data pre-HAART (1993-1995) and HAART (1996-2000). They used Kaplan-Meier Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Is It All in Your Head?

...neurocognitive disorders, Neurology 2007; 69; 1789-1799 Dore 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; 13:1249-1253 Letendre... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...AIDS developed severe dementia. Strong antiretroviral medications (ARVs) have cut the rate of serious dementia. However, with longer survival, more people with AIDS are living with milder neurologic problems. These are estimated to affect 40% to... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...so developing resistance to one is likely to result in some level of resistance to the other (cross-resistance). Rifabutin belongs to a different class of drugs, so there should be no cross-resistance between rifabutin and either azithromycin or... Read more »
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HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...forgetting things or have trouble learning new things 2. Have a hard time with math 3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time 4. Have trouble finding the right words to get your points across 5. Has your family or friends... Read more »

need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... Read more »

I tested positive 2 days ago... im scared.

Posted by Unlucky2, 8 Replies
I just tested 2 days ago and i have a girlfriend that most likely is positive as well... i donyt know how to tell her... she will kill her self (she really would) i dont know what to do i dont know whats going to happen to me.... im so lost and... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »