Neuorlogical (Brain/Nerve) Issues and HIV

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How to Avoid Rare HIV-Related Diseases: Get Tested, Start Treatment

Tamika Thomas' HIV went undiagnosed for years, and as a result, she developed a condition called PML, which is the reason Tamika is in a wheelchair.

By Aaron Anderson

HIV and the Brain

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Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND) Treatment for HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself


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By The Well Project

Protease Inhibitors Linked to Cognitive Decline: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

While we have long known that the HIV virus is neurotoxic, new studies suggest that HIV medications, specifically protease inhibitors, may play a larger role in cognitive decline than previously suspected.

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

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What Is Peripheral Neuropathy (PN)? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy (PN)?

Many people living with HIV (HIV+) devel...

By The Well Project

The Day My AIDS Dementia Diagnosis Went Away

Lynda Arnold recounts how a diagnosis of AIDS Dementia Complex impacted her life and the journey that led to the day she was handed back the keys to her life.

By Lynda Arnold

Hiv and Numbness

am taking medication for HIV and Aids and I feel numbness on my feel, toes and at the edge if my fingers, what can I do to take rid of these please help me?

By Keith Henry, M.D.

Buttock weight loss

This year has been a real roller coaster for me. Back in March I had a spine operation which involved the insertion of a metal cage as part of treatment for extreme back and leg pain. In addition to this I've had significant weight loss ( around a st...

By Keith Henry, M.D.

Re: Dementia from HIV meds

Thank you once again for answering my questions. His last resistance test a couple years ago showed that he was resistance to most families of drugs, that's why the selzentry was brought in. At this time, there is no other regimen available to him. H...

By Keith Henry, M.D.

Truvada and Tivicay

Hi there for a Very long time i have been suffering from Bad Headache's/Migrianes also dificulty sleeping/insomnia i have been on Tivicay since september and truvada for about 4years would you think this could be making issue worose other night i wen...

By Keith Henry, M.D.

Re: Dementia from HIV meds

Thank you so much for your reply. My son is on the only available regimen left without resistance - norvir with prezista, tivicay, selzentry. Could you please tell me if these drugs are strong or weak concerning the brain. Thank you!

By Keith Henry, M.D.