|Hiv & Toxo
Jul 4, 2013
Hi, Doc! hope you are doing well Im on ATRVs for 16 month, mi CD4 around 700 an VL <25, But My doctor ask me to test for Toxoplasmosis which came back positive, she told i shoud start a treatment for toxo with a cobination of pirimetadin, folinic acid and Clindamycin for 6 weeks. Do you think this is accurate or necesary? she's a little bit concern about my constantly elavated CD3 and CD8 despite the good number of my CD4 and my undetectable VL, she asumes an elevated inmune system response to an infection, I also was tested for cytomegalovirus, eisten barr and HTLV which came back negative. Ive never had and OI, always feeling great, no ATRVs side effects. but I have doubts if the treatment for toxoplasmosis is really necessary. I will appreciate your opinion.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
I'm a bit confused about which Toxoplasma test your doctor ran. If it's a Toxoplasma IgG antibody test, then there's no need for treatment. This test simply indicates whether you have had prior exposure to the parasite (as many have), but doesn't say anything about whether you have an active infection.
Hope that helps, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.