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After almost a decade on antiretroviral therapy, half of study participants still had HIV in immune cells in their brain and spinal fluid.
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That’s compared with a control group of HIV-negative individuals in a small study.
These two factors may exacerbate brain declines in people with HIV.
A major mitigating factor may be treating HIV with antiretrovirals.
AVR treatment halts brain damage and reduces damage.
This finding adds yet more weight to the imperative of treating HIV as soon as possible after infection.
The authors of a recent study hypothesize that HIV’s initial attack on the brain may be responsible for subsequent cognitive decline.
Many of us experience memory loss and wonder, “Could this be Alzheimer’s disease?”
Mild cognitive impairment among people with HIV is linked with cannabis use, depression, metabolic factors, and lowest-ever CD4 count.
"...an appointment was made to determine my cognitive abilities. More puzzles and conversation than taping wires to my body and X-raying my br...
Non-AIDS-related conditions, like liver, kidney and cardiovascular, are a significant cause of sickness and death among people with HIV.
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