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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...protect the brain from toxic substances. Chemicals that dissolve in fat can get through. Those that dissolve in water can't. Unfortunately, this includes most antibiotics and many other medications. There is currently no proven treatment for PML. Research studies have had conflicting results. Some possible treatments have not been carefully studied. However, PML has slowed down or stopped in some patients taking strong ARVs to fight HIV....
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Cidofovir as Treatment for PML

...I have heard that Cidofovir is being used as a treatment for PML. Is this true? Are there any other new meds. for treating PML, other than agressive "HAART" therapy.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Cidofovir is experimental for treating PML. A recent non-randomized study did not find significant benefit, but good responses have been reported in some cases. At this Read more »

New treatments for PML?

Both vistide and peptide T seem to be of some utility in halting the progression and even driving back the effects of the JC virus in some cases of PML. Is there any reason to think that the two treatments should not be combined?Are there other...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I see no reason why they can't be tried in combination -- they do not have overlapping side effects. Potent combination treatment for HIV has worked in some patients on its own (and T-20 could be a part of such a regimen). Read more »

A new treatment for PML

My brother was diagnosed 1 1/2 years ago with PML and is presently in a nursing home. For the last year he has had no detectable level of the AIDS virus. The only drug he ever got was a steroid which was supposed to help with his mental...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...by mid-year. I have had success treating HIV dementia with combination therapy for HIV that includes the drug nevirapine. PML may be a separate problem, and there is no established treatment for it. Some people do well on combination treatment... Read more »

pml. got treatment after going blind

will she ever recieve her eyesight and what are the survival rate since she has it 25 yrs and just started taking meds?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...counsel this feckless ER doc so that he's not so careless (in both senses of the word) in the future.It is true that progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is not as commonly seen today as it was in the bad ol' days of the epidemic.... Read more »
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

... What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Update on Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

... Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is an opportunistic viral infection of the central nervous system that occurs in 2-7% of individuals with AIDS. PML is Read more »
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Cidofovir May Be Useful for PML

...Results from an Italian study suggest that cidofovir (Vistide) may be useful for people with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). PML is a relatively rare disease in people living with HIV, affecting the brain. It is caused by a... Read more »
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Leucoencefalopatía Multifocal Progresiva (PML)

...http://books.google.com ): It is More Than a Wheelchair, More than HIV: Overcoming PML por Ron Kudrako. Parece que el libro Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML): Case Studies and Potential Treatments por Peter y Lisa Brosnan, ya... Read more »
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PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31, 1 Reply
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
...Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or... Read more »