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What Are The Signs Of HIV Dementia

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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 »

HIV associated Dementia: Modified HIV dementia scale

Dear Dr HorwathI am a medical researcher at CSIR looking and cognition and depression in HIV... Read more »

hiv related dementia symptoms

respected sir, could you possibly tell the symptoms of hiv related early dementia. i... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Identify Biochemical Abnormality That May Explain Link Between HIV, Dementia

HIV/AIDS patients with early signs of dementia have depleted levels of the brain chemical dopamine, according to a study published in the September issue of the British journal Brain , Long Island Newsday reports. Researchers at the Brookhaven... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Old Drug Could Cure HIV-Linked Dementia

An old anti-seizure drug offered promising results during a new safety and efficacy trial in 22 patients with HIV-related dementia (HRD). Valproic acid improved cognitive performance and restored nerve cell function, according to the study.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Potential Cause of HIV-Associated Dementia Revealed

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center appear to have solved the mystery of why some patients infected with HIV, who are using antiretroviral therapy and show no signs of AIDS, develop serious depression as well as profound problems... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Allocates Funds to Study Drugs That Might Prevent Cognitive Dysfunctions Among HIV-Positive People

NIH is funding a recent effort aimed at studying drugs that might prevent dementia and other cognitive dysfunctions among HIV-positive people, a condition also known as "neuroAIDS," the AP/ ABC News reports. At least one in five HIV-positive... Read more »
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HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms

Posted by ScotCharles
You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD.

Manifestations of Dementia

Early manifestations of dementia may include the following:

Decreased attention or concentration

Reduced speed of information processing

Psychomotor slowing

Impaired... Read more »

HIV DEMENTIA

Posted by mrc911, 2 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with HIV dementia. I am extremely depressed and have been out of work since June. My tcell count is 660 and viral load <60. I feel like I am going crazy just thinking about having to take more meds and the cost of the... Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
Sorry friends for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing.

My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the... Read more »

SIGNS OF HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the first signs of H.I.V.(if exposed) during the first 8 weeks? Read more »