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Neurological Disorders Due To Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Infection May Cause Neurological Damage Regardless of Antiretroviral Therapy Effectiveness, Study Says

HIV infection may cause damage to the brain even if the virus is suppressed to nearly undetectable levels with antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the Nov. 14 issue of the journal NeuroReport , the San Francisco Chronicle ... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

What Are Neurological Complications of AIDS? Is There Any Treatment? What Is the Prognosis? What Research Is Being Done? Clinical Trials Organizations Related NINDS Publications and Information Publicaciones en EspaƱol Additional resources... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Neurological Complications of AIDS Fact Sheet

What Is AIDS? How Does AIDS Affect the Nervous System? What Are Some of the Neurological Complications That Are Associated With AIDS? How Are These Disorders Diagnosed? How Are These Disorders Treated? What Research Is Being Done? Where... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Neurological Manifestations

Dr Henry,What neurological disorders would manifest themselves early on in hiv infection.You have mentioned transient problems in a previous response, please could you be more specific.Also will you comment on my problems which are still on going 16...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The most common neurologig manifestations of primary HIV seroconversions syndrome are:muscle or joint pain in about 50%encephalopathy (brain involvement with headache and other CNS findings often mimicing aseptic menigitis)) in around 8%peripheral... Read more »

Neurological problems

My brother has been diagnosed with HIV. It's affecting they way he thinks. He talks to himself constantly, fussing and arguing like he's talking to someone in his past. I know that he has HIV, but is there a medication that will help him...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. The kind of behavior you describe is not typical for someone with HIV, but could be related to some other kind of disorder. I recommend that he get a mental health assessment to determine what is causing these symptoms which... Read more »

neurological changes

When a child has HIV, with reasonable labs,and on meds(vl<50=;cd4=34)will the hiv cause neurological changes over time, even when immune stable? Thank you kindly for this site!!!...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If the CD4 count is 34 (was that the % CD4 cells or the absolute count?)despite an undetectable viral load that is still a problem and puts the child at risk for a wide range of AIDS related complications including central nervous system disorders.... Read more »

Neurological Manifestations of long term survivor

If I have been positive since the early 80's and my doc says I have neurological manifestations of AIDS, also with neuropathy and gait disturbance, what exactly does that mean? Does that mean I have some dementia or just nerve damage in my...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Without knowing anything else, it would be important to establish the nature of the symptoms you have (is it a central nervous system, peripheral nerve or muscle problem). Then, if you are on medications, could they be playing a role? Next, it... Read more »
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Neurological Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have heard that "neurological symptoms" can manifest during ARS. Are these symptoms just limited to neuropathy or can others present themselves? Also is it possible for symptoms to appear ~ 6 weeks after infection and continue for lengthened... Read more »

Neurological Symptoms!!!

Posted by Anonymous
Hi All,

I'm just wondering if anybody has ever heard of neurological symptoms in early HIV (1 1/2yrs post exposure).

I continue to have chronic fatigue, muscle twitches, limb weakness, muscle aches, dry eyes/mouth, weird headaches, trembling and numb... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Joint and muscle pains seems to be a commen neurologic symptom of ars. I was just wondering, what else besides HIV could cause these symptoms. I had joint and muscle pains but have tested negative for hiv. thanks.

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Neurological symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hey Guys, I wanted your opinions on something. ALthough i have tested negative at 6 months I am still somewhat worried. Although i know very very unlikely i have HIV, nagging symptoms have me worried. Ive been getting a lot of wierd neurological... Read more »