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Mental Deterioration And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Suggests Immune Systems of Untreated HIV-Infected Individuals May Deteriorate Faster Than Previously Thought

The immune systems of untreated HIV-infected individuals appear to deteriorate faster than previously thought, according to preliminary results of a small clinical trial. This finding suggests that clinicians may need to monitor people with recent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Research Finds Health Delivery Services "Deteriorated" in African Countries Hard Hit By AIDS

IRIN examines new research from Princeton University's National Bureau of Economic Research, which finds that the "HIV/AIDS pandemic has dealt a body blow to the delivery of health care services in countries hard hit by the disease." The research... Read more »
Housing Works

The Situation Here Is Clearly Deteriorating

Housing Works President and CEO Charles King, and Housing Works Medical Director Vaty Poitevien, a Haitian native, have been in Haiti since Friday to assist PHAP+ , a Haitian coalition of PWA-led organizations, in providing desperately needed... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Language deterioration and HIV

Hi Dr. Bob,I'm positive 2.5 years (CD4=483, VL=12,500, age 42), just started Atripla (my first med) one month ago. For the past year, I have noticed that my ability to formulate complex thoughts and speak them has dropped dramatically. Even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Difficulty with word finding and verbalizing complex thoughts can be a subtle (or not so subtle) finding of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND). Certainly other co-morbidities can mimic HAND, such as sleep disorders, depression,... Read more »

muscle deterioration

What would be the cause of muscle deterioration in the legs of an HIV positive person resulting in no muscle mass in the legs at all to the point of being wheel chair bound?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Loss of muscle mass can be seen in severe wasting syndrome, myopathy (disease of muscle itself), or to a brain disorder that interferes with signals that are sent from the brain to the leg muscles, such as PML. There are non-HIV-related diseases... Read more »

deteriorating skin

hi, i watched the movie "Gia" about the model in the 70's that contracted HIV. Just prior to her death, she began to bleed and they said that the skin on her back had deteriorated. When they lifted her, it just ripped apart. Is this...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
I suspect what they were portraying is a severe form of bedsores that can occur if someone is bedridden without proper care. This is something tha is not specific to HIV, but can happen when people do not have th proper skin care when bedridden.I do... Read more »

kidney function deterioration

I was diagnosed positive in 1994 and am taking a twice a day regimen of Crixivan, Norvir, Zerit, and Epivir, which was specifically designed to reduce the occurrence of kidney stones, of which I have had one confirmed attack and one likely attack....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a condition called HIV nephropathy than means kidney disease due to HIV itself. It is felt that effective treatment of HIV is important to manage that. Since that is your condition and you are getting good treatment from the HIV perspective... Read more »
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Mental Health and Hiv Anxiety

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
I too was a worried well. but rapid hiv blood test (finger prick) are accurate. as well as rapid salivia test are accurate. at 6 weeks and beyond. i too searched the internet and was blown away of all the false information that scared the shit out... Read more »

mental health and hiv

Posted by Anonymous
im an irish guy, living in the uk. im 24, and been HIV+ about a year and a half. is it just me that gets so worked up that they cannot sleep and cry at times in bed, get depressed, that we have to live with what we do? i sometimes feel so alone,... Read more »

Do I have a mental disorder from HIV? PLEASE REPLY

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
It's me again. Sorry to keep making threads. My only "risk" is masturbating with a pair of worn panties, with a light yellow stain. I know it was sick and wrong. No matter how much evidence I hear against being able to contract HIV from this, I... Read more »

6/26, Queens, NY: 2012 Mental Health and HIV Provider Conference (Free!)

Posted by bartleby
Tuesday June 26, 2012 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Anthony Palmer, Community Liaison 516.622.5194

Mental Health Conference 2012 Flyer

Calling all Social Workers, Therapists, Counselors , Case managers/workers, Group... Read more »