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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 Bottom Line PML is a rare AIDS-related condition of the brain, caused by the JC virus. World wide, more than 4 in 5 adults are exposed to this virus, but it only causes disease in people with weakened immune systems. Before AIDS, PML was rarely seen except in people with...
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Tremor in Hand, progressive symptoms

My husband is 31 yrs old and was diagnosed with HIV in July of '99. At that time his VL=>500,000, CD4=48, he had PCP and weighed 156 lbs at 6' tall. He started taking Crixivan and Combivir and Bactrim immediately. His numbers now are...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I am not sure what's going on with your husband. He needs a thorough physical exam including neurologic function, and probably a CT or MRI scan of the brain for starters. It is also possible that his symptoms are not due to an HIV-associated... Read more »

Tremor in Hand, progressive symptoms

My husband is 31 yrs old and was diagnosed with HIV in July of '99. At that time his VL=>500,000, CD4=48, he had PCP and weighed 156 lbs at 6' tall. He started taking Crixivan and Combivir and Bactrim immediately. His numbers now are...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is possible that your husband has developed a nervous system problem. It's hard to tell from your description whether the episode of hand shaking was a seizure or not. The tingling could be a sign of peripheral neuropathy, although that... Read more »

Progression to AIDS and ARS

In your experience or opinion, do you think there is a relationship between the severity/length of ARS and time of progression to AIDS? Are those who experience no ARS symptoms likey to remain healthier for longer than those who do?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In natural history studies (without therapy), there is a loose correlation between length/severity of ARS symptoms and progression. However, therapy has now changed this equation.MH... Read more »

Is poor mental health due to progression of AIDS

I am a 48yo male homosexual. I was diagnosed with AIDS in March '97 when I was hospitalized with PCP. I had never been tested before that. In reviewing my history, I believe that I have been HIV+ at least since the mid 80's. My lastest...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
First just describe how you are feeling to your ID doctor and ask for a referral to a psychiatrist who is also a specialist in HIV. It is difficult but necessary to obtain a good diagnostic assessment of how much of the problem is physiological and... Read more »
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All unusual symptoms- Fast progression? Help

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
can hiv cause elevated liver enzyme sgpt at 174 in early infection ( 6-9 months post exposure)? ultrasound with normal liver, spleen and gallbladder. sgpt in november was at 39.4.

Had also elevated platelet 4 months 555,000 post exkposure then t... Read more »

If Symptoms Persist - Is It AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If the symptoms of alleged ARS last longer than 1.5 months and are mild and chronic, does this mean I am progressing to AIDS straight away?

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Does slow seroconversion = slow progression?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, thanks for your help with my other questions a few pages back. I would like to buy everyone a drink when this is all over, but probably can't aford it!

Question:
Does anyone know of any natural indicators of the rate of hiv disease... Read more »

progression timeline?

Posted by suspicious, 1 Reply
my husband was diganosed and his cd4 count was 85, cannot remember the viral load. 3 years ago before we got married he said he was tested and it was negative, i did not actually see test results...& i know that was where i went wrong. he did... Read more »