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Neurologic Disorders And Hiv

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broad question regarding cerebral palsy

I'm newly diagnosed HIV pos and have CP. As this is a neurological disorder, and HIV can cause neurological problems, what should I be worried about with HIV in the setting of CP. My viral load is 80000 and CD4 is 210. I'm awaiting doctors advice...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Aggressive suppression of HIV in your case to minimize any brain/nerve damage from HIV would generally be my advice in order to not aggravate pre-existing Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively... Read more »

Muscle twitching & DNA PCR test

I was tested out to be negative in DNA-PCR test after 40 days of probable HIV exposure. I had also... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alberta Neurologist's Study Suggests HIV Can Cause Brain Disease

...1.2-3.2). "It's actually quite disturbing in the sense that he's reporting a significant number of people who are presenting with neurological disease related to HIV," said Montaner, director of the British Columbia Center for Excellence in... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Interpretation of Cranial MRI Scans in AIDS

... Several of the neurological disorders associated with AIDS have characteristic radiographic presentations which can be helpful in diagnosis. It is important that Read more »
Body Positive

Medical Highlights of the 12th World AIDS Conference

...children and adults being stricken at any stage of the illness. In fact, 40 to 70% of all HIV-infected persons develop symptomatic neurologic disorders, particularly HIV-associated dementia. Furthermore, in the past, most patients succumbed to... Read more »
The Body

Word on the Street: The "Berlin Patient" and a Cure for HIV -- Advocates, HIVers and Community Members Weigh In

... "['Berlin patient' Timothy Ray] Brown suffered two relapses and underwent two stem cell transplants, as well as a serious neurological disorder. ... The neurological problem led to temporary blindness and memory problems. Brown is still... Read more »
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Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »


Posted by TrueOptimist, 3 Replies
...I know there is a lot of people who are uneducated about HIV and think just because they drank out of the same cup as someone they are at "high risk" for contracting HIV.Trust me I know Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the occurrence of HIV dementia is not related to either viral load or... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies everyone knows our own body and mine is definitely not right anymore. The doctors scoff at the idea of another strain of HIV they look at me like i am crazy and ask if i have had contact with africans? I say no but i dont know who this... Read more »