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AIDS Dementia Complex

Introduction Possible Symptoms of Early Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Middle Stage ADC Possible Symptoms of Late Stage ADC What Is ADC? The Symptoms of ADC How Does HIV Cause ADC? Incidence Diagnosing ADC What If I Think I Have ADC? Treating ADC 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...
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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 had HIV dementia which had advanced to the stage where I was experiencing significant cognitive and motor-function impairment (including stumbling,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Sometimes, the effects of HIV on the brain are only partially reversible. The reasons for this are unclear, and may relate to scarring and death of cells that cannot be improved. You should know that being on HAART can probably prevent progression... Read more »

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 »

getting rid of HIV

Hi Dr. BobIf I beefed off (referrence to jerking off) for like 24 hours straight would it be possible to beef all the HIV out of my body,eradicating the virus. Do you like to beef off?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You plan to "beef-off" for 24 hours straight??? WOW, I haven't heard about action like that since the last time the Oh-So-Reverend Ted "I'm Not Gay Anymore" Haggert spent the night at a Baptist Boys'... Read more »

looking to get rid of

long story short, was on ddi, d4t, hydroxurea..for me this melted fat off face. I have tried everything including collagen injections. I am now moving on to using "fascian" made of cadavers..I hear this works better because they can...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
What antiretrovirals are you on now and which ones have been on in the past?? It would help me to know which other drugs you have either not tolerated or have failed from the virologic perspective. Have you had your hormonal status (i.e.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... 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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