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Cryptococcal Meningitis And Hiv

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Cryptococcal Meningitis and HIV

Hello, doctor: my husband was infected whith Cryptococcal Meningitis and I'm really concerned about his health. He's been under treatment for almost two years now and he refuses to show me his pack of pills. I know hes taking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stocrine is efavirenz which is a medicine used exclusively for HIV infection. Cryptococcal meningitis is an AIDS defining condition in someone who is HIV+. I would encourage you to either attend clinic with your husband or talk to a counselor at... Read more »

cryptococcal Meningitis (HIV Negative)

My husband died 2 weeks ago from cryptococcal Meningitis he was only 41 & he DID NOT have HIV.... Read more »

Cryptococcal / Cryptococcal Meningitis

My incarcerated friend has HIV, t-cell ct 348, and no infections to date. Last week he received a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delay Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV Patients With Cryptococcal Meningitis, Researchers Recommend

Dr. David Boulware, professor of infectious diseases and international medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, advised that in treatment-naive HIV patients with cryptococcal meningitis, the meningitis should be treated until the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Treatment Study in Patients With Cryptococcal Meningitis Ends Enrollment Early

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, is ending enrollment in its "Cryptococcal Optimal ART Timing" (COAT) study because of higher mortality rates among participants in one of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? How Is Meningitis Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? Cryptococcus is a fungus. It is very common in the soil. It can get into... Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have Cryptococcal Meningitis? How to Treat It? Mild Cryptococcal Meningitis Moderate to Severe Cryptococcal Meningitis Other Treatments Other Complications Stopping Maintenance Therapy Do the Drugs Cause... Read more »
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Meningitis ARS Related?

Posted by lp77, 2 Replies
I'm SO scared. Okay here's my story I caught meningitis but Im worried it could be ARS. I recevied oral from a girl. We went to the movies and she gave me oral and I fingered her. I'm not clear if I fingered her then pull my penis out but im sure if... Read more »

My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm really in a sad mood now. About 7 months ago my stepdad was diagnosed with cryptoccocal meningitis. Someone who has always been free-spirited, outgoing and energetic..he's now just in and out of the hospital on so much medication it keeps him... Read more »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Hello I had sex with a female sex worker 2 weeks ago, it was protected sex but when i pulled out I didn't hold on to the base of the condom and it stayed up in side of her.

I have had bad headaches the last 5 days or so and I am really stressed. ... Read more »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
my psyciatrist said that aseptic meningitis gives you a neck so stiff that you cant move. so stiff that the person could lay on one chair and put their head on another separate chair and their body would remain stiffed and propped up on the chairs.... Read more »