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What Is HIV Dementia

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Ask the Experts

What part of the brain does hiv dementia effect?

What would be the first recommended drug?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV can have a broad effect throughout the brain. The best treatment for prevention or to reverse HIV dementia is effective suppression of HIV levels in blood with antiretroviral medication. There is no specific drug for HIV dementia that Read more »

HIV Dementia

I have been HIV+ for 19 years and have been undetected for the last 8 years. I recently was... Read more »

Advanced HIV & dementia

My aunt was recently admitted to hospital after several months of hallucination and depression. We... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Dementia Risk Causes New Concerns

...dementia's damage is to the basal ganglia, the same area affected in Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's destroys the cells; in AIDS dementia the problem is massive inflammation. Indeed, McArthur and colleagues have been testing the benefits of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Test Drugs for HIV Dementia

...a $60 million effort to find treatments to counteract HIV's effects on the human brain. In the early years of the epidemic, AIDS dementia caused some with the disease to degenerate to the level of end-stage Alzheimer's patients; death typically... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...lead author of the study, said (Talan, Long Island Newsday , 9/21). The study could lead to new, more effective therapies for AIDS-related dementia, which is more common in the later stages of HIV infection, according to a Brookhaven press ... Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

...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... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...due to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the occurrence of HIV dementia is not related to either viral load or CD4 count. The virus enters the brain shortly after infection and... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

Been HIV+ for 28 years

Posted by bettge, 1 Reply
I have been HIV+ for 28 years. My first Partner of 11 years past away in 1992 fo AIDS. My second Partner and I broke after 14 years of being together, he was also HIV+. I am with a nice man now who is not postive and wishs he was. I keep telling... Read more »