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Common Opportunistic Infections

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The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

... Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type...HIV-positive women should have regular lab tests and appointments with their HIV provider to...
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opportunistic infection

Is appendicitis more common in HIV+ than neg. and can it be considered an opportunistic infection in someone that is HIV+
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Appendicitis is not related to HIV and is not an opportunistic infection. Read more »

Opportunistic Infections related to Fatigue

I've heard that if someone has been living with fatigue for an extended period of time, they have a much greater chance of developing an opportunistic infection. Is there any research on this?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...lead to development of opportunistic infection. Good news has come from Chicago (from the Fifth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections). The incidence of opportunistic infections in HIV patients here at San Francisco General... Read more »

Opportunistic infections

Are opportunistic infections common in people who take their medications with perfect adherence? I have been posative for about 7 years and my viral load is undetectable and my t-cells have remained steady never dropping below 600. I have been on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Opportunistic infections are extremely uncommon in those with an undetectable viral load and high CD4 counts like yours. Congratulations on keeping your Read more »

Opportunistic Infections

My T4 cell count has been around 1100. HIV+ for 2 years; no meds yet; generally in good health, but I am worried about continuing diagnosis of thrush and oral hairy leukoplakia. It was periodic in the past, but now seems to be persistent. ...
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
1. out of the ordinary, but not unheard of.2. I would not worry about it too much.3. No, and you should not develop those kinds of infections given your numbers.4. Not really, although part of what develops is a function of what you have been... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

The Most Common Opportunistic Infections in Women With HIV

...materialsthat Dawn Averitt, a member of the editorial advisory board of AIDSCare , developed for Project Inform. The Most Common Opportunistic Infections in Women WithHIV Infection Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Read more »
Treatment Action Group

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

...increase short-term survival in people withAIDS. A significant amount of data reported at the 4th Conference onRetroviruses and Opportunistic Infections earlier this year documented thatHAART also has a profound effect on a myriad of AIDS-related... Read more »
Project Inform

Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

... Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for 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 »

Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I 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
Would you say that a reoccuring itchy rash on the lower back/base of spine (large(ish), flat, red and very itchy) 5-6 months after possible exposure (protected vaginal sex with a sex worker) was anything to worry about? I have shown my Doctor and... Read more »

I may have an opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...abnormality in my white blood cell count as of Feb., but that wasn't a certainty. I checked 2 AIDS web sites for descriptions of opportunistic infections that suggest the onset of aids, but saw nothing that matched what I have. My ex-partner... Read more »