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Author Topic: HIV associated cognitive impairment  (Read 1329 times)

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Offline buginme2

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HIV associated cognitive impairment
« on: August 14, 2012, 10:49:37 PM »
Scary stuff.  Wouldn't it be great if you could just drink grea tea and eat chocolate could help prevent HIV brain impairment?  Could be simple as that.

"Current drug therapy for patients with HIV is unable to control the complete replication of the virus in the brain. The drugs therefore do not have any effect against the complications associated with neurocognitive impairment in patients with HIV. New research by Joseph Steiner and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University has discovered that a group of plant polyphenols known as catechins, which naturally occur in green tea and the seed of the cacao tree, may help in the prevention of these neurological complications. Their work is published online in Springer's Journal of NeuroVirology.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-08-patients-hiv-associated-cognitive-impairment.html

Offline friskyguy

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Re: HIV associated cognitive impairment
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 11:17:27 PM »
thanks for the article.....nice to see that reserchers are taking more of an interest in my opinion is one of the scariest consequences of HIV.......dementia.

There is another thread titled 'HIV in the brain' that you may want to take a look at for further information.

Also HIV meds are not all equal in crossing the brain barrier.......check out the CPE ranking of meds to help you decide in choosing meds that can be better expected to cross over and protect arguably your most vital asset.....your brain!!!
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Re: HIV associated cognitive impairment
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 05:34:15 AM »
There was a similar article that made the front page yesterday in the Daily Mail about this - Could chocolate stave off dementia? Daily dose could help keep condition at bay. I had a good laugh in my local newsagent yesterday about it - and the woman behind the counter tried to sell me some chocolate they had on special. I didn't buy any though - they'd already sold out of the dark chocolate and I don't care for milk chocolate.

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