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Bacterial Infections And Hiv

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Can a Vaginal bacterial infection lower my T-Cell count?

I currently have HIV and my previous viral load was 1300 with a t-cell count over 651 which was an improvement from my previous blood tests. In a 6 month period my viral load increased to 1600 but my t-cell count dropped to 495. When I took my last...
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
...same with both of those CD4 counts, indicating a nonsignificant drop. Although some infections, primarily in the absence of HIV treatment, can result in increased viral load and decreased CD4 counts, I suspect this is not the case here. Read more »

Does HCV Treatment affect HIV Risk?

I am a single male who has recently started traditional Hep. C Treatment (pegylated interferon and... Read more »

Bacterial Infections

Hi Dr. Frascino:Are upper respiratory bacterial infections an indication that a persons CD4 count... Read more »
Project Inform

FDA Issues "Black Box" Warning for Cipro, Similar Drugs

...that have been reported in people taking these drugs. Cipro, the most widely prescribed fluoroquinolone, is used to treat many bacterial infections. In HIV, it is often used with other drugs to treat MAC ( Mycobacterium avium complex) and... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in HIV Infection

...Clinicians and patients continue to feel that pelvic infections are the overlooked stepchild of the AIDS epidemic. Unlike other bacterial infections in HIV/AIDS (e.g. chronic sinus infections or recurrent bacterial pneumonias) the literature has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

...occurrence of different AIDS-defining illnesses (ADIs) and chronic HCV infection or HCV-related liver cirrhosis" in a large cohort of HIV-positive persons in Italy. The study subjects were stratified into two groups: patients without HCV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...of 10,000, the absolute lymphocyte count is 30% of 10,000, or 3,000. Neutrophils or polymorphonuclear cells (Polys) fight bacterial infections. They normally account for 55% to 70% of WBCs. If you have a very low count, you could get a... Read more »
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Antimicrobial & Acute Hiv

Posted by sickofit, 1 Reply
...A person is exhibiting classic signs of acute hiv ie: sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pains, general fatigue. They take the antimicrobial zithromax and have all signs Read more »

treatment to clamidia effect hiv window

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply had treated someone for clamidia, which is antiboitics of doxycline and a shot of peniciline would this prolong the hiv window period . thankyou Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As i have read taking pep can cause late conversion's,Would taking antibiotic's (BACTRIM)cause late conversion's also. Read more »

Just read an article...

Posted by Anonymous
...of lymphadenitis - which involves inflammation of the lymph glands, it is painful and is occurs more commonly when fighting bacterial infections. Since HIV is not a bacteria and because supposedly HIV only renders generalized lymph node... Read more »