Who Gets AIDS Dementia
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University of Miami School of MedicineHIV-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 »
University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolYour sister should be evaluated by her care provider. With a physical exam and some lab tests, she/he can evaluate whether there are other signs of potential CNS involvement with HIV or whether other conditions may account for the new behaviors.... Read more »
Program for Wellness RestorationThe CHARTER study found that those with low CD4 cells in the past tend to have more cognitive dysfunction, even after their CD4 cells go up and their viral load gets controlled. You have a history of crypto induced dementia in the past, so I would... Read more »
University of Miami School of MedicineNeuropsychological testing is the most precise way to assess your cognitive capacity. A neurological exam would assess whether you have any of the motor signs or symptoms, such as hand tremor, gait problems, arm or leg weakness.There are no lab... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI have been pos for more than 23 years and now the mds think my dementia is getting worse . I am sure the viris got into my brain when I had no T cells . Now I work full time but ... Read more »
Posted by mrc911, 2 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesMy son is 40 5'9 and good looking very intelligent,now to see him, his personal hygene is not on his mind ,it breaks my heart to know he was raped !,before finding out he had aids went to jail on a misdemeanor charge and was raped by the black men... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousAnyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »
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