We report a 63-year-old male with HIV encephalopathy, whose initial symptom was acutely progressing dementia. He tested positive for HIV antibody, and HIV-RNA count was 2.8 x 10(5) copy/ml. All opportunistic infections that could cause dementia were ruled out. Dementia remarkably improved after the combination antiretroviral therapy of three types of drugs, two being nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors and one being a protease inhibitor. The combination therapy could be very effective for the treatment of HIV dementia.
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