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A 33-year-old member asked:

Help please! is dementia a sign of the hiv virus turning into aids?

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Dr. Paul Matthews
34 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 should include neuro-psychological testing- which is even more helpful if obtained at diagnosis for comparison but not often done these days. Neurological evaluation along with infectious disease re-evaluation.
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