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How Long Does Dementia Last

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Connection between long-term AZT therapy and dementia??

Dr. Gallant: I was recently told by my doctor that AZT is the onlyantiviral to "go to the brain," this after I asked aboutdementia. I now think about this and everyone I have known who developeddementia had been on long-term AZT therapy.Is there a...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...fluid, despite the fact that protease inhibitorsaren't supposed to penentrate well into the central nervous system. HIV causes dementia, not AZT. In fact it is very clear that people onAZT are much less likely to develop dementia, and when... Read more »

Long term effects of HIV Associated Dementia

Hello,When I started HAART in November 1998 my CD4s were 46 and my viral load was 466,000. I also... Read more »

Dementia with low CD4

My husband diagnosed w/ AIDS 9/27/08 (HIV diagnosed in 1993) after a stroke. He was off meds for 6... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...problems with sleeping, balance, walking, thinking, and memory. In the early years of AIDS these were all called "HIV-Associated Dementia." However, a broader range of problems is showing up at present. This is now called HIV-associated... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...function) problems including difficulty concentrating, confusion, and memory loss. In some cases more severe HIV-associated dementia can occur. HIV-Associated Brain Problems Minor cognitive problems are not uncommon in HIV-positive people.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...anemia, fatigue, and lipoatrophy, its penetration into the central nervous system makes it very useful for those suffering from dementia and other cognitive problems. -- Jeff Taylor Got a comment on this article? Write to us at ... Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

...Treating the Symptoms of ADC 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... Read more »
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dementia - what are your experiences

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
lets talk about this late stage debilitating aspect of HIV Can it be treated, willl everybody get it do the modern drugs help early indicators. Read more »

HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms

Posted by ScotCharles
...You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD. Manifestations of Dementia Early manifestations of dementia may include the following: Decreased attention or concentration Reduced speed of information Read more »


Posted by mrc911, 2 Replies
...I was recently diagnosed with HIV dementia. I am extremely depressed and have been out of work since June. My tcell count is 660 and viral load <60. I feel like I am Read more »

Over the Rainbow

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...The We is my husband of thirty years and I. As many of you know, I was diagnosed with the initial stages of HIV Associated Dementia in June 2008. My dementia is caused by 25 years infection with HIV and poor control of my infection prior to the... Read more »