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Warning Signs Of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

... What Is PML? How Can PML Be Detected? How Is PML Treated? Where Can I Get More 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 "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)

I have a problem.I am very interested in being involved in a study of the treatment with Interleukin - 2 (IL2) to boost my T-cell count.The first time that I have contracted this virus (PML). Was in Sept. 1994.I was admitted to the Hospital, and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...There is no clearcut answer to your question-- you may experience a flare of the PML if your CD4 cells increase significantly (the "immune reconstitution syndrome"), or your T cells may increase without this happening. Read more »

Warnings about Reyataz and Contraceptives - what about HRT?

Hi Doc,upon reading the recent warnings about Reyataz and contraceptives I wondered if the same applies for Reyataz and Hormone Replacement Therapy? My current regime is Reyataz (300mg), Viramune (200mg - yes it is enough), Viread (1 tablet) and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The concern with estrogens class hormones and protease inhibitors is a potential for altered (decreased) levels of the hormones with less effiacacy. They often be used together in some situations but additional monitoring and sometimes dose... Read more »

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Dr.Currier,I was recently told by a client of their dx of PML. In the early days I remember clients who died within 6 months. Although their is no effective treatment, at least nothing that wouldn't cause other deadly side effects, are we talking...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Some patients have had remarkable responses to HAART alone, and that should be the first approach. Cidofovir (approved for CMV) is being used on an experimental basis as well. Read more »

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy

I was diagnoised with PML Dec. 1999. Is there any research currently being conducted?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...diagnosed in 1999 and are sending questions in march 2001 is in itself a hopeful sign, because survival after a diagnosis of PML in the pre-HAART era was usually on the order of months. Most HIV+ people who develop PML now are living longer and... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...recovery. MAC during immune recovery may show unusual symptoms. Fact Sheet 514 has more information on MAC. Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML): See Fact Sheet 516 for a description of this viral brain infection. Immune... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...or unidentified species, disseminated or extrapulmonary Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Pneumonia, recurrent Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia, recurrent Toxoplasmosis of brain Wasting syndrome due to HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...as: Neurosyhpilis Cyrptococcal Meningitis Toxoplasmosis (Toxo) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Primary CNS lymphoma Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML) Some of these conditions may be treatable with drugs, therapy, or other medical... 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 »