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Cryptococcosis Treatment

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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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cryptococcosis neoformans microscopic slide photo or drawing

Hello,I am a middle school student currently working on a report dealing with Cryptococcosis Neoformans and am searching for a photo or drawing of the fungus. Could you please "steer" me in the right direction to find this information?Thanks so very...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Look in a textbook about fungi and fungal infections-- you'll find pictures there. Read more »

Cryptococcal / Cryptococcal Meningitis

My incarcerated friend has HIV, t-cell ct 348, and no infections to date. Last week he received a positive test for the cyrptococcal microbe, and tho he is the "imate expert" on all sorts of current treatments, he has NO knowledge of this microbe,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...You are probably referring to Cryptococcus neoformans, the cause of cryptococcal meningitis. Cryptococcus is yeast or fungus which you get breathing it into your lungs. You can't 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
...clustering or evidence of spread from contact evaluations. 2. The most common opportunistic infections associated with ICL are cryptococcosis, molluscum and histoplasmosis. In general, folks with ICL have fewer OIs than HIV/AIDS patients for any... Read more »

I have a question About ICL

I was diagnosed with ICL about 3-4 years ago. I had gotten cryptococcal meningitis and I had it for 3 weeks before they figured out what was wrong. Ever since being treated I seem to be fine except from scaring on my eyes(black artifacts)and sore...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the usual number of CD4 cells. This leaves you susceptible to opportunistic infections. The most common ones seen in ICL are cryptococcosis, molluscum and histoplasmosis.I would recommend you establish care with a Board-Certified clinical... Read more »
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The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...trachea, or lungs Candidiasis, esophageal Cervical cancer, invasive Coccidioidomycosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...Less than 200 : pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP; see Fact Sheet 515 ) Less than 100 : toxoplasmosis (see Fact Sheet 517 ) and cryptococcosis (see Fact Sheet 503 ) Less than 50 : mycobacterium avium complex (MAC; see Fact Sheet 514 ) ... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...thoroughly. Avoid contact with animals, especially birds and bird droppings. Pigeons -- common in most cities -- can also transmit cryptococcosis, an OI affecting people with HIV. Avoid or reduce alcohol intake. Drinking alcohol regularly can... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Day three of treatment....

Posted by mspguy, 2 Replies
I have been taking the meds since Wednesday morning - Issentress in the AM and PM, and Truvada in the PM. Initally side effects were just an upset stomach with the Truvada, but nothing that eating raw vegetables would not cause : ). Feeling good... Read more »

This answers some of our questions

Posted by DUDE
...cells have more to do with the CELLULAR immune system, which is important in fighting certain fungal infections (candidiasis, cryptococcosis, PCP), viral infections (herpes, CMV), mycobacterial infections (MAC, TB), and parasitic infections... Read more »

two immune systems?????

Posted by Anonymous
...more to do with the CELLULAR immune system, which is important in fighting certain fungal infections (candidiasis, cryptococcosis, PCP), viral infections (herpes, CMV), mycobacterial infections (MAC, TB), and parasitic... Read more »