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Bacteria That Causes Hiv

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The Well Project

Pneumonias

...vaccination is also recommended for HIV-positive people since pneumonia often occurs as a complication of the flu Tuberculosis (TB) TB often occurs as a lung infection, but can affect virtually any organ of the body. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB, can spread when a person with active TB disease coughs, sneezes or spits. Tiny droplets of fluid from the lungs are carried in the air and can be breathed in by...
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Not HIV but what if?

Dr. Bob,I know this isn't a HIV question, but you're the man! Can Neuro-Syphillis be detected with the regular blood test for syphillis or there another way to detect for this form of syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lumbar puncture) as well as getting a blood test.Dr. BobSyphilis November 14, 2006OverviewSyphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection (STI) that initially causes genital ulcers (sores). If untreated, these ulcers can then lead to more... Read more »

conjunctivitis and Hiv

Hi Doc,I was wondering if Conjunctivitis is a common symptom of HIV, or a side affect of Sustiva or related to another viral or bacterial reasons? If it is caused by HIV itself, what would cause it? a staph infection?Sorry one more question. Are...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...infection that is completely unrelated to HIV infection itself. Even in the few instances when conjunctivitis is caused by a bacteria, it is still not related to HIV. As for staph infections (usually of the skin), they may be more common in the... Read more »

Stomach bacteria/infection

During an endoscopy to check for acid reflux and esophagus problems, my Doctor did a biopsy of my stomach tissue and discovered that I had helicobacter pylori infection. He wanted to know if I had traveled to a 3rd world country (I have not), and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Helicobacter pylori infection is a common cause of stomach ulcers in both HIV- and HIV+ people. It is not an opportunistic infection nor is it associated with HIV or other causes of immune deficiency. Read more »

CD4 decrease with a bacteriae infection.

Dear Dr.I had a bacteriae infection when I made my lab tests (due to sexual contact). I waited for treatment after the blood extraction and used Ciprofloxacino with good results. I am worried because between the two last lab. results my CD4 total...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes another infection could have caused this. You just need to have the numbers repeated at your next visit. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Mouth Bacteria May Defend Against AIDS Virus

...Researchers reported Tuesday in New Orleans at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology that two strains of Lactobacillus bacteria in the mouth can hook onto HIV and prevent it from getting into cells, which could help protect infants... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genetically Modified Vaginal Bacteria Could Serve as HIV Prevention Method, Study Says

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...Your health care provider should: Test your stool to see if you have a parasite, protozoa (microscopic organism), virus, or bacteria Check your blood for HIV-related infections, proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients Use a special tool to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

...Sheet 500 for more information on opportunistic infections. Cipro is often used along with other antibiotics to treat mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), an opportunistic infection in people with HIV. See Fact Sheet 514 for more information... Read more »
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Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »

Thrush and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...but I'm still concerned. She has had a cough and has been taking antibiotics. The doc said that the medicine kills a lot of bacteria in the body and could cause thrush. Could anyone shed some light on this issue? Read more »

How long...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...lymphnodes, diarrhoea, fatigue... Docs said - all the symptoms are connected with Yersinia, overdosage of antibiotics and stress. HIV antibody tests (HIV 1/2 Elisa) negative in Jan, Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Nov 1999, Feb, Apr and Jul 2000. HIV RNA PCR... Read more »

How is HIV passed from one person to another?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...eyes or inside of the nose), or cuts and sores. Intact, healthy skin is an excellent barrier against HIV and other viruses and bacteria. These are the most common ways that HIV is transmitted from one person to another: by having sex (anal,... Read more »