- CureHD Foundation -
Dedicated to funding a cure for Huntington's Disease.


Robert Bishop
Introduction
HD family tree
Why I do this
Family photos

What is HD?
Definition
The HD secret
How many have HD
The cruelest illness

The HD nightmare
My experience
Other experiences

HD research
Hope for a cure
North America

How can I help?
Make a donation
Contact the media
Ask legislators...

News & events
Articles & stories
I need your help

Contact info
CureHD Foundation
CureHD sponsors
HD web sites
Other info

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Clinical definition
HD is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that is gradually progressive, ending in death from infection of general debilitation an average of 16 years after onset. Although symptoms of HD can be treated, there is no known cure for this terminal illness. The chances of the gene which causes HD transmitting from parent to child is 50 percent.

What does this mean?
HD is a neurological disorder where the nerve cells in the brain die over time. Of course this causes all sorts of physical and psychological malfunctions, ending in death an average of 16 years after onset. It's like going insane while suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease at the same time. To further complicate things, the defective gene which causes HD is passed from parent to child 50 percent of the time.