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Symptoms Of Shingles On The Brain

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HIV and the Brain

... Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing MCMD and HAD Treatment for MCMD and HAD Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our body allowing
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Shingles with past "low risk" exposures (SHINGLES, 2010)

Thanks for reading my question, by the looks of your site you are all VERY busy. My concern is this. I am a 43yo male who has had exposures in my recent past with guys, oral only. I usually just recieve, but on occasion have given. I have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent, even if your partners were HIV positive.So what's up with letting the creepy "am I infected monster" creep back into your brain??? You know the facts!!! HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. You're a "healthcare... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent, even if your partners were HIV positive. So what's up with letting the creepy "am I infected monster" creep back into your brain??? You know the facts!!! HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. You're a "healthcare... Read more »

Hiv and Shingles (SHINGLES)

Hi Dr Bob,This site has to be the most humerous HIV site in the world - very refreshing. Anyway, here's my story. 6 months ago I made the biggest, drunken mistake of my life and had protected (condom), vaginal sex with a sex worker in a sauna. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Very Worried Young Man, (SHINGLES)This type of shingles question comes up so frequently it's become a QTND (Question That Never Dies) and now has an ATNC (Answer That Never Changes). See below. Your worries are unwarranted. However, your keen... Read more »

Abnormal Brain MRI - no symptoms

I am asymptomatic and undetectable for 10 years, never sick. I had a brain MRI for headaches, and was told I have "diffuse severe white matter changes" which could be MS or other chronic disease. I don't have MS, and I have no neuro symptoms. Can...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...MRI is a technique for imaging the brain that is very sensitive. Like any test or examination, the results of an MRI must be interpreted in relation to the patient's Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...information on MAC. Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML): See Fact Sheet 516 for a description of this viral brain infection. Immune recovery can cause a serious worsening of PML. Swollen lymph nodes , also called... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...Information? The Bottom Line What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or... Read more »
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Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The brain and spinal cord are the central nervous system (CNS). The nerves and muscles are the peripheral (around the... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken... Read more »
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Teacher faked brain tumor! What if it were HIV?

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
...did you guys hear about this woman, a Pennsylvania teacher, who faked having a brain tumor to get off of work. she did it for ten years! and finally admitted to faking. that is such a shameful thing to do. i Read more »

eeek! brain damage!

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
...please tell me this is not hiv related. i know i have been stressed out, but everyone gets stressed out. i feel like i have brain damage. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! love and prayers to all daisey Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...Gelbard's team discovered that it's Tat's effects on the ryanodine receptor that cause an "unfolded protein response" seen in the brains of HIV patients. Shape is everything for proteins, and they're nearly always useless or harmful when they are... Read more »

brain for sale.....

Posted by daisey6205, 1 Reply
...office. The doctor came in and said, "Well, I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that you have an inoperable brain tumor. The good news is our hospital has just been certified to do brain transplants and there has been an... Read more »