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Cryptococcal Meningitis

Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have Cryptococcal Meningitis? How to Treat It? Mild Cryptococcal Meningitis Moderate to Severe Cryptococcal Meningitis Other Treatments Other Complications Stopping Maintenance Therapy Do the Drugs Cause Serious Side Effects? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? Is Treatment/Prevention Different for Women? Is Treatment/Prevention Different for Children or Infants? Drug Access Information Commentary The...
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Cryptococcal / Cryptococcal Meningitis

My incarcerated friend has HIV, t-cell ct 348, and no infections to date. Last week he received a positive test for the cyrptococcal microbe, and tho he is the "imate expert" on all sorts of current treatments, he has NO knowledge of this...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
You are probably referring to Cryptococcus neoformans, the cause of cryptococcal meningitis. Cryptococcus is yeast or fungus which you get breathing it into your lungs. You can't really avoid it-- it's common in the soil and in pigeon... Read more »

Recurring cryptococcal meningitis

My brother was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis and later HIV/AIDS in September last year on admission to hospital on 1st September 1999. He was put on amphotericin drug for two weeks and fluconazole thereafter, he was started on Combivir....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't think your brother has been optimally treated for either his cryptococcal meningitis or his HIV disease. He may be vomiting because he has increased pressure inside his brain ("intracranial pressure"). The way to treat this... Read more »

Meningitis and HIV

Hi Doc,Though I must have written countless times, you have not answered a single question. I know you are very busy and appreciate the work you do and the help you extend to all who visit this forum. I really hope you will find the time to answer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Thom,Unprotected blowjobs are not considered a significant HIV-transmission risk, whether or not your partners were high risk. Next, I doubt your symptoms were "meningitis." More likely they were related to your partying like a rock... Read more »

AIDS AND MENINGITIS - JB

I AM AN AIDS PATIENT OF ABOUT 10 YEARS WITH TREATMENT ON AND OFF MOSTLY OFF. I AM TRYING TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON AIDS RELATED MENINGITIS. I SUFFER FROM THIS DISEASE AND I AM IN A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN WHICH IS MONITERED BY MY DOCTOR CLOSELY....
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Chuck, meningitis in a person living with AIDS can be due to different causes; sometimes it is related to HIV itself and sometimes it is due to a complication of AIDS. Do you know which kind you have? The kind of meningitis determines treatment.... Read more »
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aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Hello I had sex with a female sex worker 2 weeks ago, it was protected sex but when i pulled out I didn't hold on to the base of the 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. ... 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 it keeps him... Read more »

Meningitis ARS Related?

Posted by lp77, 2 Replies
I'm SO scared. Okay here's my story I caught meningitis but Im worried it could be ARS. I recevied oral from a girl. We went to the movies and she gave me oral and I fingered her. I'm not clear if I fingered her then pull my penis out but im sure if... Read more »

I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »