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Who Is At Risk For AIDS Dementia Complex

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Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

... What If Someone I Care For Has Symptoms or Was Diagnosed With ADC? Conclusion 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 different nervous system and mental symptoms. These symptoms are somewhat common in people with HIV disease. The...
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How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...neurocognitive disorders, Neurology 2007; 69; 1789-1799Dore GJ, Correll PK, Li Y, Kaldor JM, Cooper DA, Brew BJ. Changes to AIDS dementia complex in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 1999; 13:1249-1253Letendre SL, McCutchan... Read more »

Treatment against Cognitive Disorders

Dear dr.,First, thanks for your good work; it helps. My question is on treating the cognitive problems that HIV causes. If I understand correctly, the chance of experiencing these problems declines because of anti-retroviral treatment but is still...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The risk of developing AIDS dementia complex is much lower now and this is one of the major successes of antiretroviral therapy. Almost all of the clinically recognizable Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...especially those with severe immune suppression -- can develop frank (clearly evident) HIV-associated dementia (HAD), formerly called AIDS dementia complex. HAD is characterized by significant cognitive impairment that affects activities of daily... Read more »

Atripla and CNS penetration

Greetings from Charleston, SC! I'm a bit confused by your recent answer to the Florida gentleman who inquired about CNS penetration. If Atripla is only "moderately" effective in penetrating the CNS, shouldn't those of us currently taking Atripla...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...especially those with severe immune suppression -- can develop frank (clearly evident) HIV-associated dementia (HAD), formerly called AIDS dementia complex. HAD is characterized by significant cognitive impairment that affects activities of daily... Read more »
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Project Inform

Connection Found Between Belly Fat and Dementia

...with the consequences of aging and HIV. For more information on AIDS-related dementia, read Project Inform's publication, " AIDS Dementia Complex ." Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Marked Improvement in Survival Following AIDS Dementia Complex in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...The current study examined the effect of the introduction of HAART on survival following AIDS dementia complex (ADC). The researchers examined Australian AIDS notification data pre-HAART (1993-1995) and HAART (1996-2000). They used Kaplan-Meier Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Is It All in Your Head?

...neurocognitive disorders, Neurology 2007; 69; 1789-1799 Dore GJ, Correll PK, Li Y, Kaldor JM, Cooper DA, Brew BJ. Changes to AIDS dementia complex in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 1999; 13:1249-1253 Letendre... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

I'm major stressed is this low risk/no risk?

Posted by xandernumpty
...boxers and then went and cleaned up. I was sober.. well one beer. But he was a complete random stranger. Have i put myself at risk?, i called an sti hotline they said no risk, the health clinic nurse said minimal whilst the health counsellor... Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like http://www.aidsrealitycheck.org, http://www.actupsf.com/, http://www.healaids.com/ or http://aliveandwell.org/ Any truth to these sites? Who to believe:... Read more »

Sanitary Pads - Real risk or no risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was already healing). My question is: if the pad was soiled with blood and came into contact with the abrasion, would I be at risk for HIV? Are there any documented cases on this? Please help me. Thanks. Read more »