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AIDS Dementia Complex

... What If Someone I Care For Has Symptoms or Was Diagnosed With ADC? Conclusion Introduction Dementia is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to think clearly and can impact his or her daily activities. AIDS dementia complex (ADC) -- dementia caused by HIV infection -- is a complicated syndrome made up of different nervous system and mental symptoms. These symptoms are somewhat common in people with HIV disease. The...
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How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...neurocognitive disorders, Neurology 2007; 69; 1789-1799Dore GJ, Correll PK, Li Y, Kaldor JM, Cooper DA, Brew BJ. Changes to AIDS dementia complex in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 1999; 13:1249-1253Letendre SL, McCutchan... Read more »

Aids related Dementia?

I am wondering if maybe Im showing signs of dementia. I forget stuff all the time, I still remember what day it is, month and who is president. However Ive noticed when I watch things on tv or anything for that matter it seems as If I am just...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
The CHARTER study found that those with low CD4 cells in the past tend to have more cognitive dysfunction, even after their CD4 cells go up and their viral load gets controlled. You have a history of crypto induced dementia in the past, so I would... Read more »

how do i care for someone with aids related dementia

i am a volunteer "buddy" and would like tips on how to care for/communicate with someone with aids-related dimentia
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
It depends on the severity of the dementia. In general, you can be helpful be assisting with those areas in which your "buddy" is impaired. In other words, help him to do those things that he is unable to do for himself, or those things that he can... Read more »

what is hiv dementia & what is hiv drug-related dementia & their symptoms

i am concerned that i have hiv-dementia. I have never yet read anything about its symptoms? How can i tell if i am getting hiv-dementia and how can one distinguish between hiv- versus hiv-med-related dementia, that is, dementia caused by the hiv...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV-associated dementia inlcudes symptoms like slowed thinking, memory problems, impaired concentration, tremors, gait problems, apathy and social withdrawal.There are some medicines that can cause memory problems and other cognitive impairments,... Read more »
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How to Read a Package Insert

...following sections appear: Description Microbiology and Clinical Pharmacology Indications and Usage Contraindications Warnings Precautions Adverse Reactions Overdosage Dosage and Administration How Supplied Package inserts for some... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women are more likelyto experience liver problems as a medication side effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune (nevirapine)because of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape... Read more »
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Nervous System Problems and Dementia

What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The... Read more »
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A warning to all women

Posted by capri75, 2 Replies
Just to let you know that there are scammers on HIV+ dating sites. They know how vulnerable we are and they are ready to attack as quick as they can. They will tell you how much they love you and wanting to marry you as in yesterday. They would also... Read more »

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A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...you have any connection with Malawi or know anyone going there on holiday, as a volunteer (as I was) or for any reason, please warn them about this man. I dont want any other woman to suffer the way I have. Unfortunately, it seems we are unable... Read more »

Long term survivors

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi Im a long term survivor whos chosen not to take the meds and im curious about the onset of aids related dementia as a result of not taking the meds.I would like to here from any on meds or not that is familar with the symtoms,what to watch out... Read more »