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Is Brain Lesion Connected With Hiv

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blindness and brain lesions

My relative has gone blind.He is HIV positive. We lost five months checking his eyes which are perfectly ok as checked by the top Opthalmologist. He has lost a lot of weight in the last year and is now about 125 pounds. On 23.March.2001 they checked...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The very first thing you need to do is to find an HIV specialist. Your relative has advanced HIV disease (AIDS) and needs teatment ASAP. Combination (3 or more drugs) therapy for HIV may well slow down or even halt the brain process (more below),... Read more »

Brain Lesions

Two years ago I was diagnosed with HIV and brain lesions. Eventually the brain lesion cause my... Read more »

White matter brain lesions

Are white matter brain lesions associated with HIV or are they the end stage of the AIDS disease?... Read more »
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The Immune System, HIV and Shrinking Brains

In the previous report , researchers in London, UK, found very little changes in the brains of medically stable HIV-positive men compared with those of HIV-negative men of similar age and educational background. However, the London team used a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cardiovascular Issues Can Affect Brain Health

In the time before the availability of potent anti-HIV combination therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) one of the feared consequences of HIV infection was dementia. In cases of AIDS-related dementia, people could gradually lose control of their... Read more »
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HIV Wellness Series: HIV, Your HAART and You

Table of Contents CVD and HIV CVD and HAART CVD Screening Recommendations and Risk Prevention Models HIV, CVD, Prevention Strategies and You References From 1987 until 1995, the "dark ages" of HIV treatment, only five antiretroviral... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

The HIV-STD Connection

Years ago, many people considered HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as totally separate issues (some people still think so today). As youwill see, these issues really are interrelated with one another, andcan no longer be looked at... Read more »
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brain lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
in 96 i was diagnosed with pml because of ct scan and mir i lost ability of speech, walking, writing and bacically have blurred vision in 98 i had a spinal tap which was negative for jc virus i then had a brain biopsy whitch was neg so i dont have... Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
Hello all,
I would be very gratefull if someone (who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine... Read more »

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 »

KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if KS lesions appear and disappear spontaneously? I noticed a red-purple mark(looks like little blood blisters) on my leg less than one/half inch. I noticed it about 4 1/2 years ago. It disappeared so I did't think anything of it... Read more »