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Cause of aids dementia

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Clarification needed: Aids is someone who have advanced diseases of HIV positive individuals with worsening of symptoms, including dementia. Any change of personality, memo... Read More
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Varied Presentation: Aids/hiv dementia has a broad and varied spectrum of clinical manifestations and severity. It is characterized by cognitive, motor, and behavioral fea... Read More
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Virus induced: Referred to as aids dementia complex (also encephalopathy, neurocongnitive disorder). It is thought to be caused my activation and inflammation of the... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
ADC: Referred to as aids dementia complex (also encephalopathy, neurocongnitive disorder). It is thought to be caused my activation and inflammation of th... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
AIDS dementia: Dementia is a condition causing loss of intellectual functions such as memory, judgment, and abstract thinking. Aids dementia complex is a dementia o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Clarification needed: Aids is someone who have advanced diseases of HIV positive individuals with worsening of symptoms, including dementia. Any change of personality, memo... Read More
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Less Common Now: Aids/hiv dementia occurs primarily in persons with more advanced HIV infection. Symptoms vary greatly from person to person, and can include inflammat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gina Salcedo-samper
Clinical Psychology 10 years experience
Look here!: Here are two links for more information on HIV Dementia. Basic Info: http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/potential-... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Matthews
Geriatric Psychiatry 32 years experience
Possiblly- or not: Hiv dementia is less prevelent now with current HIV medications but is still noted. Treatment(meds), mood, and a complete work-up is needed. This s... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Sort of: There are many causes of dementia, including some we don't normally think of, such as vitamin deficiency, stroke, or brain tumor. Some of these disea... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Vascular dementia: There are various types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's. Vascular dementia can be the result of strokes or reduced blood flow through the brai... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ortman
Specializes in Geriatrics
No: A single stroke might cause behavior changes or memory problems like dementia, but the changes would not be progressive. The confusing factor is that... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Not dementia per se: ....but some of the things which may lead to dementia can also cause autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Things such as Parkinson's disease, HIV an... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
There are many types: 70% of people who have dementia have alzheimers disease. But strokes can cause vascular dementia. Lewy body dementia and frontal temporal lobe dement... Read More

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