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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

... What Is PML? How Can PML Be Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter
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Recovery from PML (HIV-)

I have 2 questions regarding someone who has PML and is HIV negative. How long is the JC virus contagious. Should universal percautions be used? What about sexual contact? The second question is regarding the 10 survival rate. Do these people...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It isn't clear how people get infected with JC virus (which causes PML) or whether people with PML are contagious to others. It can't be terribly contagious, because no one has reported spread of the disease in hospitals or nursing homes Read more »

PML of the brain (PML, 2009)

My best friend just started having seizures about 5 months ago, the first time, he was taken by ambulance to the ER and because he had smoked marijuana (with a written doctors recomendation in the state of California) the ER doc dismissed anything...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...counsel this feckless ER doc so that he's not so careless (in both senses of the word) in the future. It is true that progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is not as commonly seen today as it was in the bad ol' days of the epidemic.... Read more »

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)

I have a problem.I am very interested in being involved in a study of the treatment with Interleukin - 2 (IL2) to boost my T-cell count.The first time that I have contracted this virus (PML). Was in Sept. 1994.I was admitted to the Hospital, and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...There is no clearcut answer to your question-- you may experience a flare of the PML if your CD4 cells increase significantly (the "immune reconstitution syndrome"), or your T cells may increase without this happening. Read more »


My boyfriend was just diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. At this time he is in the hospital and does not have much movement to the right side of his body. I was just wondering if there was something we can give him or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) is an often devestating complication of AIDS. There is no proven effective and safe treatment for PML in the setting of AIDS Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

... What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...recovery. MAC during immune recovery may show unusual symptoms. Fact Sheet 514 has more information on MAC. Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML): See Fact Sheet 516 for a description of this viral brain infection. Immune... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain Neurosyhpilis Cyrptococcal Meningitis Toxoplasmosis (Toxo) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Primary CNS lymphoma Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML) Some of these conditions may be treatable with drugs, therapy, or other medical... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Castleman's disease, or HHV8 MAC, or Mycobacterium avium complex PCP, or Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia PML, or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (caused by the JC virus) TB, or Mycobacterium tuberculosis How Is It... Read more »