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Strengthening the Aging Brain Img

Strengthening the Aging Brain

ART users can sometimes develop problems with memory and thinking clearly. What daily activities can keep your brain sharp?

The Stigma of It All: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold Img

The Stigma of It All: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

1992 was supposed to be a great year for me. I had just graduated from college with my nursing degree. I was ready to take on the world. I had chosen to focus on critical care nursing and found a job at my local hospital in the Intensive Care unit. I...

Neuropathy and HIV: A Progress Report -- A Blog Entry by Dave R. Img

Neuropathy and HIV: A Progress Report -- A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"Most scientists agree there is no cure for nerve damage, there is only the possibility of making the symptoms bearable," our blogger Dave R. writes. "But that doesn't prevent unscrupulous people from trying to separate you from your money."

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Scientists Test Drugs for HIV Dementia

The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health is funding a $60 million effort to find treatments to counteract HIV's effects on the human brain.

In the early years of the epidemic, AIDS dementia caused some with the disease...

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Life After Sustiva: Depression, Anxiety Side Effects

I am so grateful to POZ magazine for a recent article published by its founder, Sean Strub, in the February/March 2004 issue. In his article, Sean outlines his three-month experience with Sustiva (efavirenz), which led him into a spiraling depressi...

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"Mental" Issue Threatens Medical Care

[Note: Reporter Bruce Mirken investigated an attempt by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, against strong medical advice, to close a locked psychiatric ward for financial reasons. He found that the local problem was caused in part by irr...

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Set Back for Nerve Growth Factor

Neuropathy is characterized by burning, aching, numbness and tingling, most commonly in the legs and feet. It is a result of damage to nerve fibers and is caused by either HIV itself or the toxic effects of certain antiretroviral drugs (usually d4T, ...

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Update on Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is an opportunistic viral infection of the central nervous system that occurs in 2-7% of individuals with AIDS. PML is caused by JC virus, a polyomavirus that belongs to the papovavirus family of virus...

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HIV and the Brain: Highlights of the Seventh Neuroscience of HIV Infection Meeting

Read Mark Mascolini's full report in the June, 1996 Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care.

Paris, for centuries a hotbed of cool reason, hosted a thought-provoking assembly of neurologists at the seventh Neuroscience of...