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Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...Sheet 555 for more information. Central nervous system (CNS) problems include depression and problems with sleeping, balance, walking, thinking, and memory. In the early years of AIDS these were all called "HIV-Associated Dementia." However, a broader range of problems is showing up at present. This is now called HIV-associated Neurological Disturbances (HAND), which includes less severe symptoms referred to as Minor Cognitive Motor...
Ask the Experts

What part of the brain does hiv dementia effect?

What would be the first recommended drug?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV can have a broad effect throughout the brain. The best treatment for prevention or to reverse HIV dementia is effective suppression of HIV levels in blood with antiretroviral medication. There is no specific drug for HIV dementia that Read more »

DEMENTIA

My Son has dementia, He's 38 what is the best meds. for that? He is HIV.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...If his dementia is caused by HIV (which it probably is), then the best therapy is highly-active antiretroviral treatment (HAART). I have seen Read more »

dementia

can dementia be cured by proper nutrition?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, proper nutrition cannot cure dementia. Read more »

Specify Dementia Symptoms, Please

Please be specific with regard to apathy, etc...what and how can I learn more about behaviors that will occur in a person with dementia, forgetfulness, apathy, also if the cd4 count does not rise will dementia get better at what count, say we are at...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Apathy is a non-specific symptom of HIV-associated dementia. It sometimes occurs in combination with slowing of thinking, slowing of ability to carry out tasks (especially complex tasks Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...Abacavir seems to get into the central nervous system (spinal fluid). Therefore, it may help prevent mental problems such as dementia. See Fact Sheet 505 for more information on dementia. What About Drug Resistance? Many new copies of HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...function) problems including difficulty concentrating, confusion, and memory loss. In some cases more severe HIV-associated dementia can occur. HIV-Associated Brain Problems Minor cognitive problems are not uncommon in HIV-positive people.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...anemia, fatigue, and lipoatrophy, its penetration into the central nervous system makes it very useful for those suffering from dementia and other cognitive problems. -- Jeff Taylor Got a comment on this article? Write to us at ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...mental problems. Fact Sheet 505 has more information on HIV and nervous system problems. These problems, sometimes called dementia, are less severe than they were before the use of strong anti-HIV drugs. It is difficult to know what is causing... Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... 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. 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 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 Read more »