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I Have Opportunistic Infections Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Opportunistic infections with HIV

What explains the differences in the incidence of opportunistic infections in clients with HIV?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No one knows for certain but it's probably due to inherent differences in the disease-causing ability ("pathogenicity") of the organism. TB is virulent enough to cause disease in people with normal immune systems, but another mycobacterium, MAC,... Read more »

Is hepC now considered an opportunistic infection in those with HIV?

Hi Dr., I just came across this on the web and wondered if it's true (considered an o.i.) and what... Read more »

my opportunistic infection which is 99.9999999999% hiv

I read all your responses and I think you are an angel for doing this work. My case is the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...diseases. These diseases, which ordinarily do not cause problems for people with fully functioning immune systems, are known as opportunistic infections. HIV-associated opportunistic infections are a leading cause of hospitalization and death... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines for HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections

... The first complete update in five years of the U.S. guidelines for preventing and treating HIV-associated opportunistic infections has been released by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Prevention of Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in Those With HIV Infection

...fairly predictable and inexorable decline in their CD4 count. Once a patient's CD4 count declines significantly, prophylaxis for opportunistic infections is initiated and continues indefinitely. Beginning in 1995, the availability of more... Read more »
HIV Education Prison Project

HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections in Adults and Adolescents in the Era of HAART

... Table of Contents Introduction An Overview of Opportunistic Infections Immune Reconstitution Tuberculosis Correctional-Specific Issues Relative to the Prevention and Treatment of OIs Self-Administered Read more »
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Esophagitis as opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am wonering if anyone can tell me if Esophagitis can occur within 1st year of acquiring HIV infection. Please, I am extremely scared and I would appericiate an answer. Thanks, Nate Read more »

Question for Dr Ryan: Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...years ago, followed by a very sick period with symptoms simliar to flu/mono 3-4 weeks later, I was convinced I had contracted HIV. However, I have had 7 different HIV-1 antibody tests since then, (most recent with test kit from Genetic Systems... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...had a risky situation approx 2 years ago. I have been relatively healthy since then but have become overcome with thoughts of hiv. Is it possible to have an opportunistic infection without having other symptoms. I have never had a fever, night... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...up. He was unaware of my dodgy sexual encounter. The lab results from a skin scrape were inconclusive. If he didn't mention HIV does that mean that he couldn't have thought it was anything to do with it? Also, how long after infection with HIV... Read more »