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I Have Meningitis Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Cryptococcal Meningitis and HIV

Hello, doctor: my husband was infected whith Cryptococcal Meningitis and I'm really concerned about his health. He's been under treatment for almost two years now and he refuses to show me his pack of pills. I know hes taking "Stocrin"(we're from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Stocrine is efavirenz which is a medicine used exclusively for HIV infection. Cryptococcal meningitis is an AIDS defining condition in someone who is HIV+. I would encourage you to either attend clinic with your husband or talk to a counselor Read more »

diagonized as TB meningitis and started DOTS treatment in HIV +

my father is Hiv positive, his CD4 is 74, he is having severe headache and recently admitted in... Read more »

Meningitis but not HIV?

So I had unprotected oral sex with a man (receiving). Then, I start having panic attacks. Get a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

... Pfizer's Prevnar 7 vaccine, which protects against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculous Meningitis: Multidrug-Resistant Disease Characterized in AIDS Patients

...manifestations, bacteriologic characteristics, and outcomes for eight patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculous meningitis and AIDS." Despite receiving TB treatment, the patients, all diagnosed with MDR-TB, "developed meningitis as a terminal... Read more »
Women Alive

FDA Approves Drug for Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV Patients

...skin or lungs. The majority of people with cryptococcal meningitis have immune systems that are damaged by disease, such as AIDS, or suppressed by medications. It affects 5 to 10 percent of people infected with HIV. AmBisome is also used to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

... What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? How Is Meningitis Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
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aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom and it stayed up in side of her. I have had bad headaches the last 5 days or so and I am really stressed. Does aseptic menigitis present itself as headaches only, as my entire head hurts and it seems to run down my neck, I have had... Read more »

refusing meds

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...have you changed your mind since? why do people refuse to be put on meds..because of the side effects? do they believe that HIV meds cant make a differnce, or is more of "if i take the pill it means i am 'officially' sick". please excuse my... Read more »

My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm really in a sad mood now. About 7 months ago my stepdad was diagnosed with cryptoccocal meningitis. Someone who has always been free-spirited, outgoing and energetic..he's now just in and out of the hospital on so much medication Read more »

AM I SCREWED? IS THERE A DR. IN THE HOUSE?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...CBC normal). He had headaches, fever, rash but his only STRANGE symptom was thrush. They positively tested him for Aseptic Meningitis (caused by HIV) I HAVE THE EXACT SAME SYMPTOMS OF ASEPTIC MENINGITIS. (The first night I had a SEVERE HEAD... Read more »