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HIV Dementia: A Patient’s Perspective Living with the Suffering, the Diagnosis, and the Uncertainties

Karen

in The Neurology of AIDS

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780195399349
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195399349.003.0036
HIV Dementia: A Patient’s Perspective Living with the Suffering, the Diagnosis, and the Uncertainties

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This chapter is the personal story of a young woman who experienced dementia caused by AIDS, most notably a four month period of memory loss. The chapter discusses the initial diagnosis, the treatment, and the eventual recovery, and the woman's reflections on what happened to her and her hopes for the future of becoming an advocate for people who have AIDS.

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Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System ; Infectious Diseases

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