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Author Topic: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients  (Read 12706 times)

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Offline veritas

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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2010, 06:09:49 AM »

moon,

I think you should open a restaurant  -- your menu sounds therapeutic. You could name it "Brainiac" and offer two for one popper snorts at happy hour or the never ending cup of green tea tuesdays and walnut wednesdays. Of course, fish fridays.

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Offline Ann

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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2010, 06:19:45 AM »
Freewilly,

How many times do you have to be warned about personal attacks? If you post in this thread one more time, you'll earn yourself a time out. No kidding.

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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2010, 10:36:01 AM »
Freewilly,

How many times do you have to be warned about personal attacks? If you post in this thread one more time, you'll earn yourself a time out. No kidding.

Ann

Whatever, Ann.  I posted an innocent comment about exercise being beneficial to blood flow and received lame sarcastic bs from a moron for my trouble.  Time out?  LMAO.  No kidding.
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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2010, 02:42:56 PM »


   Why do you feel the need for your comment to be validated?  My sarcastic comment against all your trouble in that very brief post of yours was me disagreeing with you.  You taking exception to it is an issue of your own, totally out of my control just like me replying is out of your control.  You can disagree with my stance on the matter just like I disagreed with yours.  All this name calling is childish and I notice it seems to be a habit of yours here on the forum anytime someone disagrees with you.     There is an ignore feature on the left, might I suggest you use it.  That way you won't be able to see my posts and you can save yourself from the TO.
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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2010, 11:00:39 PM »
Whatever, Ann.  I posted an innocent comment about exercise being beneficial to blood flow and received lame sarcastic bs from a moron for my trouble.  Time out?  LMAO.  No kidding.

As you saw fit to once again call another member names, I'm giving you that time out I warned you about. Still laughing?

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2010, 03:48:21 PM »
Just wanted to suggest that those who don't like Green tea try a green t latte from star bucks with sugar free syrup (any flavor).  Of course it costs a kings ransom, but tastes like heaven.

I've been taking quercetin of late and keep hearing about new benefits of it being discovered, such as anti-inflammation.  I wonder if it could have any positive impact on the brain.  I also take fish oil - another brain helper.
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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2010, 10:15:43 PM »
You know I just browsed over your eloquent posting history since you joined the forums.  Perhaps getting off the roids and going natural will serve you better, you seem a bit testy there.   In the mean time, go pick your next fight... who will it be?

I'll take him/her/it on!

On a more serious note, Mods, freewilly (wasn't that a dolphin movie?) has a history of trollish behavior including calling people "douchebags" (a few examples below).  Perhaps a permanent ban is in order?
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=13994.msg358003#msg358003
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=13994.msg357568#msg357568
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=28810.msg354801#msg354801


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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2010, 10:48:15 PM »
Perhaps a permanent ban is in order?
they're just permanent bans now  ;)

plus, this incident happened 18 days ago. you might want to send a PM to a mod as this "discussion" is already a bit old and most people have moved on  ;)
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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #58 on: February 19, 2010, 10:19:20 AM »
Just wanted to suggest that those who don't like Green tea try a green t latte from star bucks with sugar free syrup (any flavor).  Of course it costs a kings ransom, but tastes like heaven.

I've been taking quercetin of late and keep hearing about new benefits of it being discovered, such as anti-inflammation.  I wonder if it could have any positive impact on the brain.  I also take fish oil - another brain helper.
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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2010, 03:18:53 PM »
I'll take him/her/it on!

On a more serious note, Mods, freewilly (wasn't that a dolphin movie?) has a history of trollish behavior including calling people "douchebags" (a few examples below).  Perhaps a permanent ban is in order?
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=13994.msg358003#msg358003
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=13994.msg357568#msg357568
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=28810.msg354801#msg354801



Hey, GNYC09...

Thanks for trolling, er...playing.  heh.

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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2010, 06:11:07 PM »
Hey, GNYC09...

Thanks for trolling, er...playing.  heh.



Freewilly, do you really want the permanent ban some have advocated for? After all, you have been a problem in these forums more than once. Keep it up and a ban will be arranged. Just for you. Either adjust your attitude to other forum members or be gone.

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline GNYC09

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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2010, 07:42:59 PM »
Hey, GNYC09...

Thanks for trolling, er...playing.  heh.


you're funny!  :-*
« Last Edit: February 19, 2010, 08:00:16 PM by GNYC09 »

Offline northernguy

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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #62 on: February 20, 2010, 01:25:17 AM »
I really notice the short term memory loss.  For example, last night I went out for dinner. Today had to wrack my brain for several minutes to recall where it was I had been the night before.  Stuff like that never happened a couple years ago.
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Offline Tempeboy

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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #63 on: February 20, 2010, 02:13:53 AM »
This is an emerging and worrying issue, HIV gets into the brain from the point of transmission - and HIV activity in the brain can cause a range of symptoms of mood, cognition ( memory, concentration ), tremors, fatigue and isolative behaviour.

HIV Treatments improve symptoms - but not all treatments penetrate the Blood Brain Barrier effectively.
Link to further information - http://www.natap.org/2008/IAS/IAS_69.htm

Locally people are reviewing their combinations to ensure they are getting the maximum benefits in terms of 'brain penetrating HIV drugs' possible - with the fewest side effects of course.  Many of our local HIV Psychiatrists and Neurologist are suggesting low dose SSRI antidepressants for people with mild symptoms.

There are many supplements that are reported to help as well - alpha lipoic acid, green tea (if you don't like the taste it is available is supplement form) even black or white tea, omega 3's, astragalus, spriulina and others.

But exercise seems to be one of the best protectors - and cognitive enhancers - and acohol abstainence.

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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #64 on: February 20, 2010, 01:53:34 PM »
I really notice the short term memory loss.  For example, last night I went out for dinner. Today had to wrack my brain for several minutes to recall where it was I had been the night before.  Stuff like that never happened a couple years ago.

How old are you?

I was competitive in academic trivia in both high school and college, have won scholarships out of it and I've been having a lot of trouble remembering pretty basic stuff for a few years now.  I've kind of always chalked it up to I'm no longer in my early 20s so maybe I've lost my "edge", or now that I'm on Atripla it might be the mental fuzziness, or maybe I've just been out of school for so long the academic stuff isn't as readily available.  I'm definitely not as swift as I used to be however, which is a somewhat worrisome trend.
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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #65 on: February 21, 2010, 02:31:47 PM »
In my case it's more like:

Premature Laziness in the Brain Seen in HIV Patients

 ;D
I could learn Dutch, Norwegian and improve my Spanish and English,
but I'm so lazy   ??? I only study for my exams, I think I should broaden my horizons.  :D
And I should quit Facebook :o

I hate being so lazy.  :-\
« Last Edit: February 21, 2010, 02:34:13 PM by elf »
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Re: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2010, 07:43:34 PM »
How old are you?

45, so not over the hill quite yet.  ;D
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Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
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April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
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