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Cryptococcosis And HIV

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...(dysphagia) Often diagnosed via gastrointestinal endoscopy Possible in anyone who has thrush and a low CD4 cell count Treatment: Systemic therapy with azoles, fluconazole is generally used Cryptococcosis The fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is very common. It is found in soil and bird droppings. While most people have been exposed to this fungus, they generally have immune systems that are healthy enough to prevent ...
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what is Crypto and MAC
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...is also a cause of sporadic diarrheal illness in HIV seronegative individuals. Cryptococcosis is a fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans. Cryptococcosis is the most common life-threatening meningitis in AIDS but it can cause... Read more »

HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS

Assuming HIV is the cause of AIDS (and assuming the CDC didn't botch the HIV=AIDS definition), then what is the cause of HIV-Negative AIDS (idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia)?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections associated with ICL are cryptococcosis, molluscum and histoplasmosis. In general, folks with ICL have fewer OIs than HIV/AIDS patients for any given CD4 level. Infections, such as PCP, Candida and KS (HHV-8), are unusual for ICL. 3.... Read more »

Non hiv aids (IDIOPATHIC CD4 LYMPHOCYTOPENIA) (ICL)

Dr. Bob, I read that about 1% of all aids cases do not involve an hiv virus that can be found. Could that be the cause of a number of us who from every indication other than a test believe we might be hiv positive. I have tested negative past two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contact with someone who has AIDS, is even more remote. I would assume you are being followed by a clinical immunologist or HIV/AIDS specialist (if not, you should be) and that your ex also has an AIDS specialist physician managing her case. I... Read more »

Prevalence of ICL

In a 1996 response Mr. Sowdasky explained Idiopathic CD4+ Lymphocytopenia (ICL) sometimes called non HIV AIDS. Several times, Mr. Sowdasky called the condition rare. Have there been any studies on the prevalence of ICL? If so, what have they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections associated with ICL are cryptococcosis, molluscum and histoplasmosis. In general, folks with ICL have fewer OIs than HIV/AIDS patients for any given CD4 level. Infections, such as PCP, Candida and KS (HHV-8), are unusual for ICL. 3.... Read more »
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The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...treatment educator at a local AIDS service organization or call an AIDS information line such as the Project Inform National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline at 800-822-7422. Candidiasis of bronchi, trachea, or lungs Candidiasis, esophageal ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Testing HIV Positive -- Do I Have AIDS?

... I tested HIV positive. What does this mean? Does it mean I have AIDS? A positive HIV test result means that you are infected with HIV (human Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Avium Complex (my-koe-back-teer-ee-um ay-vee-um com-plecks) disease is among the most common bacterial infections in people with HIV. In one study, MAC bacteria were found in the blood of 43% of people within two years of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

... What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Read more »
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Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

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Posted by DUDE
...infections (MAC, TB), and parasitic infections (toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis). The humoral immune system is affected by HIV, but to a much lesser degree than the cellular immune system. Read more »

This answers some of our questions

Posted by DUDE
...infections (MAC, TB), and parasitic infections (toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis). The humoral immune system is affected by HIV, but to a much lesser degree than the cellular immune system. Read more »

two immune systems?????

Posted by Anonymous
...infections (MAC, TB), and parasitic infections (toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis). The humoral immune system is affected by HIV, but to a much lesser degree than the cellular immune system. Read more »