Learn About AIDS Dementia Complex

What is the definition of AIDS Dementia Complex?
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) dementia complex, also known as HIV-associated dementia, is a chronic disorder of the mental processes, such as memory, thought, and reasoning, caused by late-stage HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) encephalopathy (brain infection).
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What are the symptoms of AIDS Dementia Complex?
Symptoms of AIDS dementia complex include inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) and spinal column, memory loss, reduced ability to think clearly and focus, difficulty concentrating, apathy (lack of interest), and a gradual reduction and loss of coordination and motor skills.
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What are the current treatments for AIDS Dementia Complex?
Treatment for AIDS dementia complex is individualized and may include antiretroviral therapy to decrease viral load, alcohol or drug abuse counseling and cessation, antidepressants, antipsychotics, stimulants, exercise, and daily activity therapy. Individuals with severe AIDS dementia complex may require a skilled home caregiver.
Who are the top AIDS Dementia Complex Local Doctors?
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British HIV Association

GB 

Ranjababu Kulasegaram-Kulasekaram is in United Kingdom. Kulasegaram-Kulasekaram is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of AIDS Dementia Complex. He is also highly rated in 6 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are AIDS Dementia Complex, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Brain Abscess.

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD 

Justin Mcarthur is a Neurologist in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Mcarthur has been practicing medicine for over 43 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of AIDS Dementia Complex. He is also highly rated in 10 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are AIDS Dementia Complex, HIV/AIDS, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Multiple Sclerosis. He is board certified in Neurology and Internal Medicine and licensed to treat patients in Maryland. Dr. Mcarthur is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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St Vincent's Hospital

Sydney, AU 

Bruce Brew is in Sydney, Australia. Brew is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of AIDS Dementia Complex. He is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are AIDS Dementia Complex, HIV/AIDS, Dementia, and CACH Syndrome.

What are the latest AIDS Dementia Complex Clinical Trials?
Phase 2a Study of the Expansion and Infusion of Autologous T-Regulatory Cells in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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HERV-K Suppression Using Antiretroviral Therapy in Volunteers With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
What are the Latest Advances for AIDS Dementia Complex?
Depression and HIV associated neurocognitive disorders among HIV infected adults in rural southwestern Uganda: a cross-sectional quantitative study.
Development of a new high sensitivity mechanical switch for augmentative and alternative communication access in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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A single low dose of hydrocortisone enhances cognitive functioning in HIV-infected women.