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Aids-related Opportunistic Infections

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Aids and seizures

Do people with aids have problems with seizures?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,It's indeed possible for someone with AIDS to have seizures. For instance, central nervous system toxoplasmosis, an AIDS-related opportunistic infection, can lead to seizures. There are, however, many non-AIDS-related causes for seizures as... Read more »

PCP With High CD4 Follow-up

In your response to someone's question about this, you said it would be "usual". I'm sure you... Read more »

Definition of long-term survivor full blown AIDS.

Although one of the articles at this site has answered this, regarding CDC defined cases of AIDS,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Immune Boost: Opportunistic Infections in the Era of HAART: A Report from the 4th Conference on Retroviruses

...people. Admittedly,additional data are needed to validate HIV RNA's usefulness as a guide tothe treatment and prophylaxis of AIDS-related opportunistic infections.Long-term data from people on HAART, in particular, will help us tounderstand... Read more »
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

...opportunistic infections can also afflict children who do not have HIV but who have one or both parents with HIV and specific HIV-related opportunistic infections. "The guidelines will help health care workers and public health officials... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Los Angeles AIDS-Related Infections Plummet

...The wide distribution of antiretroviral drugs over the past five years has resulted in a significant decline in AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) in Los Angeles County, researchers said yesterday at an American Foundation for AIDS... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis ... Read more »
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Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...DOES AIDS KILL? * As the virus attacks the immune system, people become less able to fight illnesses. * Unless treated, AIDS-related opportunistic infections like pneumonia, Kaposi's sarcoma, tuberculosis and candida can kill. HOW MANY... Read more »


Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...intervention is ever necessary, or not necessary at all. Others have continued to live without any sign of HIV/AIDS related opportunistic infections or disease. For some who have tested positive, there has never been any virus replicated in their... 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 »

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 »