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Neurological Disorders Due To 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 »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most... Read more »
Body Positive

Medical Highlights of the 12th World AIDS Conference

...these live attenuated HIV vaccines outperform other vaccines in terms of efficacy in animals, the vaccines may be dangerous due to their potential to actually cause HIV infection, pointed out Dr. Ruth Ruprecht, associate professor of medicine,... Read more »
Yeshiva University

NIH Awards Einstein College of Medicine $3 Million Grant to Create Center for HIV-Related Brain Disease

...molecular biology and of biochemistry at Einstein, who will direct the Einstein Proteomics Research Center for HIV-Associated Neurological Disorders and Substance Abuse. "By the time HIV-infected people have progressed to AIDS, more than half... 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 the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alberta Neurologist's Study Suggests HIV Can Cause Brain Disease

... Despite the availability of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, neurologic disorders occur frequently in HIV/AIDS patients and increase the risk of death, a study in Canada finds. This may reflect late diagnosis and entry into care, so Read more »
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