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  • Neuropathy - nerve pain

    Peripheral neuropathy means damage to the nerves in the feet or hands.Symptoms can range from tingling to numbness to excruciating pain.There are many possible causes, including anti-HIV...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Longer-term side-effects

    Effective HIV treatment has significantly reduced the risk of serious kidney disease in people with HIV. However, most anti-HIV drugs can cause some damage to the kidneys,...

    From: Booklets

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  • Cognitive impairment and HIV

    Problems with thinking and memory can have a wide range of causes.A healthy lifestyle lowers the risk of cognitive impairment in later life.Cognitive impairment caused...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Stroke and HIV

    A stroke is a medical emergency that requires prompt treatment. High blood pressure and raised cholesterol are risk factors for stroke. A healthy diet, regular exercise, stopping smoking, and other...

    From: Factsheets

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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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  • Cognitive Impairment Risk Rises With Increasing Age of People With HIV

    Researchers identified this advancing risk after controlling for expected cognitive decline based on age.

    20 October 2017 | Poz
  • Chronic pain common in people living with HIV

    HIVMA comprehensive guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV, offering multidisciplinary treatment focusing on non-drug options.

    14 September 2017 | EurekAlert
  • Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in

    Twice a month, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation program Positive Force hosts free The Dr. Is In events for people living with HIV in our community. This month, we invited Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MHS, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, to share information about age- and HIV-related changes to thinking, memory and other cognitive processes. Here’s what we learned.

    21 June 2017 | BETA blog
  • Well-Treated HIV Is Still Associated With Vascular Abnormalities in the Brain

    More research is needed into how the virus may affect cerebral small vessel disease, a leading cause of cognitive decline.

    28 February 2017 | Poz
  • No evidence of accelerated brain ageing in HIV positive people on effective ART

    A European study reported no evidence of accelerating brain ageing in HIV positive people in ART, based on highly sensitive brain imaging scans and cognitive testing over two year.

    19 February 2017 | HIV i-Base
  • Link found between HIV treatment, neuronal degeneration

    Certain protease inhibitors, among the most effective HIV drugs, lead to the production of the peptide beta amyloid, often associated with Alzheimer's disease, and may be the cause of cognitive problems, report researchers.

    19 December 2016 | Science Daily
  • Neurologic symptoms common in early HIV infection

    Half of people newly infected with HIV experience neurologic issues, research shows. These neurologic findings are generally not severe and usually resolve after participants started antiretroviral therapy.

    14 June 2016 | Science Daily
  • HIV-positive women with childhood trauma have double the brain trouble

    HIV-positive women who have endured a trauma such as emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or neglect earlier in their lives are more likely to have trouble remembering, paying attention or multitasking. Parts of their brains are also smaller than women who are only affected by HIV.

    26 May 2016 | The Conversation
  • Dementia in HIV -- HAND or Alzheimer's?

    Turner and colleagues at Georgetown's Memory Disorders Program argue that the usual diagnosis of dementia in HIV patients -- HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, or HAND -- might not be the whole picture. And if some patients present with HAND, Alzheimer's or a mixture, Turner told MedPage Today, clinicians will need to broaden their differential diagnosis to get the right therapy.

    28 April 2016 | MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
  • First diagnosed case of Alzheimer's disease in HIV-positive individual reported

    Georgetown University researchers are reporting the first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual. The finding in a 71-year-old man triggers a realization about HIV survivors now reaching the age when Alzheimer's risk begins to escalate.

    15 April 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
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