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  • Neuropathy - nerve pain

    Neuropathy is damage to the nerves. Nerves transmit signals within the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system or CNS), and extend from the...

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  • Dementia

    Dementia is the loss of the ability to think, remember and work things out. It usually affects older people. But, HIV can damage the brain...

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  • Peripheral neuropathy

    Neuropathy refers to any type of nerve damage or injury. Neuropathy is common in people with HIV and AIDS and may be related to...

    From: HIV treatments directory

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  • Neuropathy

    Neuropathy means damage to the nerves. The nervous system consists of the central nervous system (CNS), which is comprised of the brain and the spinal...

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  • New dementia adviser says thousands should be given access to experimental drugs

    In an interview with The Telegraph, the World Dementia Envoy said any promising drugs should be given to “large populations” in order to speed the search for a breakthrough - as happened decades ago in the battle against HIV.

    24 March 2014 | Daily Telegraph
  • HIV and MS: Could a Link Lead to New MS Treatment?

    The integrase inhibitor raltegravir is being tested as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. Evidence from cohort studies suggests that since the introduction of HAART people living with HIV had a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis than the general population.

    21 March 2014 | MedPage Today
  • Study Links Fitness Level and HIV-related Dementia

    A new study shows that fitness level in HIV infected individuals is related to cognitive impairment. These results suggest that something as simple as exercise may be able to stave off neurological decline in this growing segment of the aging population.

    16 December 2013 | University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Fat marker predicts cognitive decline in people with HIV

    Similarities found between HIV-associated brain damage and impairment from genetic fat-storage disease

    12 September 2013 | Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Exercise helps with better brain functioning in HIV-infected adults

    Regular exercise is not only good for health, but can give people living with HIV a significant mental boost. This is according to a study by Dr. David J. Moore and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, published in Springer's Journal of NeuroVirology. The study found that HIV-infected adults who exercise suffered significantly less neurocognitive impairment compared to patients who do not exercise.

    14 August 2013 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • HIV and illicit drugs interact to affect verbal learning and memory

    HIV infection and illicit drug use—usually smoking crack cocaine—appeared to have a compound negative impact on verbal learning and memory in a study of almost 1400 women with and without HIV in the US Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS).

    18 July 2013 | International AIDS Society
  • Nanoparticles May Transport HIV Meds to the Brain

    Researchers have had early success in a method that might one day thwart the powerful blood-brain barrier and effectively deliver antiretrovirals to the brain.

    16 May 2013 | AIDSMeds
  • Scientists explore mystery of a psychedelic HIV/AIDS drug

    For those taking antiretroviral medications for HIV/AIDS, there is one drug in the mix that can put a particular kick in the cocktail: the drug efavirenz, marketed under the commercial names Sustiva and Stocrin, appears to have an "LSD-like interaction" with the receptors in the brain that govern the activity of serotonin, says a study presented in Boston today.

    23 April 2013 | Los Angeles Times
  • Over 10% in Older HIV Group Fit Alzheimer's Biomarker Risk Profile

    Slightly more than 10% of older Australian patients with well-controlled HIV infection had cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) marker profiles consistent with Alzheimer's disease--a risk prevalence more than 10 times higher than in the general population at the same age.

    13 March 2013 | NATAP
  • Long-term efavirenz linked to worse neurocognitive function in US CHARTER group

    Long-term treatment with an efavirenz-based regimen correlated with worse neurocognitive function than did treatment with lopinavir/ritonavir, according to results of a retrospective case-control comparison within the US CHARTER cohort.

    07 March 2013 | EATG / NATAP
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