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How To Manage Pml And Hiv

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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hiv+ plus pml living- How do I increase my Cd4 cells?

i'm a hiv+ and pml survivor. About my daily drug regimine, is their and advancement in boosting the cd4 count with a specific drug? what suggestion do u have if any?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am so glad you survived PML!Some people are discordant responders to HAART. Their viral load becomes undetectable but their CD4 cells do not increase a lot.The choice of HAART combo may make a difference in those patients. There seems to be a... Read more »

PML With seizures

i am diagnosed of HIV a year back. 6months later i developed pml. i started experiancing seizures as soon as pml started. i am having leucoencephalopaty in right cerebellum and midrib. i am on ART . I Developed left side haemipligia, because of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treating PML is difficult-the best outcomes are seen when the HIV is being effectively managed with good CD4 recovery but if key areas of the brain have been damaged then recovery is similar to what is seen with a stroke which is dependent on the... Read more »

PML and Stable CD4 counts

I developed IRIS-PML five years ago. Understanding that PML and PML with seizures is very rare. How do I find the latest documentation regarding outcomes of patients diagnosed with PML and living well with HIV? After living with cognitive...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is less information about PML these days due to lower rate due to effectiveness of current HIV drugs. The damage from PML I often view like a stroke in the setting of high blood pressure. The type of symptoms from a stroke depends on the size... Read more »

pml

I noticed adventuer man @ hotmail is no longer . been diagnosed with pml.but they dont know for sure if it is. whatever the case i do have antaxia a lesion on my cerebular part of brain left side witch affects my right side leg and arm all motor...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is very important that a firm diagnosis be made of any brain lesion. A spinal tap could be done and the fluid sent to look for evidence of the virus that causes PML. The fluid can also be studied for other causes of brain lesions. MRI scans... Read more »
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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 with... 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 with... 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 with... Read more »

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 with... Read more »