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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...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
AZT is not the only antiviral to get into the central nervous system. Other drugs that clearly have activity in the brain include d4T,nevirapine, and probably all of the other NNRTIs (non-nucleoside reversetranscriptase inhibitors). In addition,... 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 »

when dementia sets in with full blow aids,

How long can a person live with Dementia when they have full blown aids? ... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Dementia Common in Africa, Study Finds

A new study revealed 31 percent of HIV patients in Uganda had AIDS-related dementia. This alarmingly high rate could mean HIV/AIDS is one of the leading causes of dementia in the world, alongside Alzheimer's disease and strokes. "If the rate we saw... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Biochemical Abnormality That May Explain Link Between HIV, Dementia

HIV/AIDS patients with early signs of dementia have depleted levels of the brain chemical dopamine, according to a study published in the September issue of the British journal Brain , Long Island Newsday reports. Researchers at the Brookhaven... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Potential Cause of HIV-Associated Dementia Revealed

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center appear to have solved the mystery of why some patients infected with HIV, who are using antiretroviral therapy and show no signs of AIDS, develop serious depression as well as profound problems... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Test Drugs for HIV Dementia

The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health is funding a $60 million effort to find treatments to counteract HIV's effects on the human brain. In the early years of the epidemic, AIDS dementia caused some with the... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV DEMENTIA

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 going crazy just thinking about having to take more meds and the cost of the... 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 processing

Psychomotor slowing

Impaired... Read more »

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.

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Long term survivors

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi Im a long term survivor whos chosen not to take the meds and im curious about the onset of aids related dementia as a result of not taking the meds.I would like to here from any on meds or not that is familar with the symtoms,what to watch out... Read more »