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Is Brain Fog A Symptom Of Hepatitis

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brain fog and depression

I have been on Zerit, Ziagen, and Viramune for 3 yrs. Undetectable, CD4's 530. I started to feel low energy, depressed and "brain fog," affecting my thinking and memory. Liver enzymes are slightly elevated. My doctor and I agreed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
H pylori would be unlikely as the cause of your symptoms. Have you been evaluated for low thyroid or low other hormone levels (i.e. testosterone). Have you had a mental health evaluation? KH... Read more »

Have you ever had "brain fog?"

Hello and thank you for considering my question. I'm on Truvada, Reyataz and Ritonavir to... Read more »

Brain fog and HIV

I've been HIV+ for 17 years and have dealt with "brain fog" off and on for years. I... Read more »

Lifting the Brain Fog After 1 Month on Stribild

Brad Dalton I have been HIV positive since 2010, but only began meds last month. I take one Stribild [elvitegravir/cobicistat/FTC/tenofovir] daily. The only other med I take is 20 mg of Celexa [citalopram] daily for depression. I have taken it... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and the Brain

Introduction Spectrum of Conditions Changing Epidemiology Opportunistic Illnesses in the Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Neurocognitive Risk Factors HIV in the Brain Diagnostic Challenges Role of ART Drug Penetration ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Can Damage Brain Cells

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can damage not only the liver but also the brain, according to a new Canadian study. "It has been a question for a long time," said study co-author Pornpun Vivithanaporn, a post-doctoral fellow in the University of Alberta's... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Glossary Acute infection: with hepatitis C, this refers to the first six months after infection. Albumin: a protein made by the liver that carries drugs, hormones, and waste through the bloodstream, and helps maintain fluid levels within the... Read more »
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HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body and never effectively cross the... Read more »

Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
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Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles
Link below to copies of MRI brain scans of HIV+ people

Scans show how HIV attacks brain

HIV, which attacks the body's natural defences, also damages the brain, three dimensional medical scans... Read more »

Hiv, Meds and Brain , what does it equal ?

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
Some may recall my posting in the HIV and Getting Older some time ago .Go read it if you haven't . We'll I'm going into the next phase of tests to see what 20 years of meds is possibly doing to the brain . I got another deeper in depth MRI... Read more »