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Mental Deterioration And Hiv

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some studies, HIV-positive women were twice as likely as men to be depressed (this is also seen in...
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Mental State of HIV+ child

Hi Dr Horwath2 Question if you dont mind.I have an HIV+ 3,5 year old foster childr who is on ARV's and had been since she was a year old. Her latest cd4 count was 31% (in SA counts on children done in percentages) and she is healthy. However her...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV infection has been associated with slower neurological development in children who are untreated. Destructive and defiant behavior Read more »

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 simple...
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 »

mental issues

Im having a hard time moving forward with my mental state after becoming infected and getting menengitis 2 years ago. I have difficulty concentrating and constantly have racing thoughts. I know my mental health is deteriorating and have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and your very dreary outlook on life are all quite classic for clinical depression. Depression is also much more common in us HIVers than in our neggie counterparts. Luckily clinical depression has become a very treatable condition. In light of... Read more »

AIDS - Mental state and Physical Side effects

was deteected with H.I.V. in 1992. He started the following treatment from 2002.2002 - Duovir (he took this for about 3 years.)2005 Nevirapine he took this for 15 days and stopped it as he got severe rash.He was then pu on Effiverence for about a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...the there is a generic form of the protease inhibitor Kaletra available where you are located. The foot pain could be due to HIV itself, residual effect from prior HIV meds, or possible due to the lamivir or one of currnet meds. However, the... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of 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 Read more »

HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood Read more »

now this is interesting

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...tested negative @ 3 months post unprotected vaginal insertive risk with partner of unknown hiv status. Zero i mean ZERO high risk behavior during the 3 months nor since. learned my lesson i did. well anyway for at least Read more »