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Why Do Aids Patients Develop Dementia

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Dementia

Dear Doctors,My brother is diagnosed with Aids,He has Dementia.What I need to know,is what exactly is dementia.Do the patients see things that aren't there,Do they imagine people.I have watched him change over the past year,I feel that the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...neurotrophic virus meaning that it hones in to the brain and other nerves. In the days before treatment a high percentage of AIDS patients developed dementia (loss of memory, confused thinking, often trouble walking and going to the bathroom ). ... Read more »

Skin hyperpigmentation in AIDS patients = an hypophyse dysfunction?

Is there any treatment or medicine for the hyperpigmentation in Aids patients? Read more »

Brain dudes!!!!

Dear gerald>The other day y learnt in a spanish paper one nwes about the problem of the HIV... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Citizen /allAfrica.com Examines Potential Impact of EU-India Free Trade Agreement on HIV/AIDS Patients in Developing Countries

...of generic drug production, compromising access to low-cost generic drugs, such as antiretrovirals (ARVs). "[M]illions of AIDS patients in the developing world depend on India for generic medicines at affordable costs," Joe Muriuki, the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...problems with sleeping, balance, walking, thinking, and memory. In the early years of AIDS these were all called "HIV-Associated Dementia." However, a broader range of problems is showing up at present. This is now called HIV-associated... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...mental problems. Fact Sheet 505 has more information on HIV and nervous system problems. These problems, sometimes called dementia, are less severe than they were before the use of strong anti-HIV drugs. It is difficult to know what is causing... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...function) problems including difficulty concentrating, confusion, and memory loss. In some cases more severe HIV-associated dementia can occur. HIV-Associated Brain Problems Minor cognitive problems are not uncommon in HIV-positive people.... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...virus in the patient's body, this therapy can't prevent the virus from producing toxic effects in the brain. Many HIV and AIDS patients are living significantly longer, more productive lives, but HIV-related dementia is a growing public health... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...reach late middle age. There have been only small, inconclusive studies on the causes of aging-related health problems among AIDS patients. Without definitive research, which has just begun, that second wave of suffering could be a... Read more »