More Info on Brain-Related Complications of AIDS
There is no cure for AIDS, but recently developed treatments help to slow the progression of the disease. Some neurological symptoms and complications may improve with treatment. Infections can be treated with antibiotics; radiation therapy may be needed to treat AIDS-related cancers present in the brain or spinal cord.
The overall prognosis for individuals with AIDS in recent years has improved significantly because of new drugs and treatments. Healthcare providers treating patients with AIDS often fail to recognize neurological complications of the disease. Patients who suspect they are having such complications should be sure to discuss these with their doctor.