AIDS dementia complex

AIDS dementia complex, or ADC, is mental decline caused by HIV infection. It is also called HIV-associated dementia. ADC occurs most often in the advanced stages of AIDS. It is not common in people who have taken antiretroviral therapy ...1

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Symptoms of AIDS dementia complex

AIDS dementia complex, causing symptoms such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), behavioral changes, and a gradual decline in cognitive function. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)2 ...

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Causes List for AIDS dementia complex

Some possible causes of AIDS dementia complex or similar disorders may include:3

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Treatments: AIDS dementia complex

Aggressive antiretroviral therapy is used to treat AIDS dementia complex, PML, and cytomegalovirus encephalitis. HAART, or highly active antiretroviral therapy, combines at least three drugs to reduce the amount of virus circulating in the blood and may also delay the ...4

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Names and Terminology

Other Names: ADC; AIDS related cognitive impairment ...Source: GARD (NIH)5 ...

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  1. Source: OWH (DHHS): hiv-aids/ opportunistic-infections-and-other-conditions/ aids-dementia-complex.html
  2. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ aids/ aids.htm
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ aids/ aids.htm
  5. Source: GARD (NIH): diseases/ 8250/ aids-dementia-complex

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