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What Is The Function Of The Nervous System?

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Atripla and ED

hello doctor Henry,I am 23 years old and have been positive for four years. I am starting my Atripla regiment for the first time ever tomorrow 9-8-09. Last month I was diagnosed with HIV related peripheral neuropathy but the doctor also noted ( as I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have observed a handful of patients where Atripla seemed to contribute to impotence though more often improved HIV parameters and overall health due to Atripla (as well as less concern about riskf or transmission) actually helped sexual... Read more »

Loss of sex drive

Ever since being diagnosed and starting treatment I have noticed a severe decline in my sex drive. ... Read more »

Affecting central nervous system (CNS)

How does the HIV affects the CNS? which are the symptoms? thanks Theo Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...with herpes or HIV. Other research showed that cat's claw also contains differentkinds of alkaloids that affect the central nervous system. Thesealkaloids might work against the alkaloids that affect the immunesystem. More research is needed. ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain our body allowing us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not know exactly how it happens, scientists believe that HIV enters the CNS within the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...than normal rates based on age. Recent research shows that the lowest level of a CD4 count (the "nadir") may predict central nervous system problems (see Fact Sheet 505 ) better than the current cell count. Increasing the CD4 count did not... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...2006 - 8:00am (PDT) New research on signaling pathways in immune cells bolsters evidence of connections between the central nervous system and the immune system. The findings may also advance the scientific foundation for a potential HIV... Read more »

New to this

Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much or little sleep etc, I still feel like crap all the time, all I want... Read more »


Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »


Posted by bostontexguy, 4 Replies
I hope it's okay to do this but this is a note to Esmerelda . . . You are too cool! I have read many if not all of your posts on this site and you are direct, honest, and don't hold back. I did something stupid and am getting tested later today. ... Read more »