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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 Serious Side Effects? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? Is Treatment/Prevention Different for Women? Is Treatment/Prevention Different for Children or Infants? Drug Access Information Commentary The...
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Cryptococcus Titer

I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS May 2008, started Atripla June 2008. Starting VL was 39,000 and is now undetectable. Starting CD4 and CD4% of 19 and 2%, now at 97 and 8%. Does this look average and am I on the right track?My big concern right now, is...
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
You don't indicate whether you are having any symptoms suggestive of cryptococcal infection. A 10-fold increase in titer does raise some concern, and I agree with the increased fluconazole dose. Some providers might even consider a repeat... Read more »

Lung Mass and Cryptococcus

My 41 yr. old daughter has AIDS. CD4 UNDER 100. HAS MANY PROBLEMS, HOWEVER ABOUT 9 MOS. AGO FOUND MASS ON HER LOWER LEFT LOBE ON HER LUNG, BUT SHE WOULD'NT GET A BIOPSY, NOW SHE IS IN THE HOSPITAL AND THE DRS. TODAY HAVE TAKEN FLUID FROM HER...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please post your question to the HIV forum.I will tell you that yes, cryptococcus can cause a lung mass and can also cause meningitis. I hope she does well on treatment.... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had... Read more »

cryptococcal nephoma and cryptococcus laurntii

my husband has been told he has cryptococcal meningitis and cryptococcus larentii he was sick about 4 months ago with fever headache vomiting stiff neck so on he had mri it showed a mass at the brain stem then he had spinal tap which showed protein...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I agree with you: time is of the essence and if your husband has cryptococcal antigen in the fluid taken from the spinal tap, or cryptococcus was grown from this fluid, then he should be treated as soon as possible.... Read more »
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FACIAL LIPOATROPHY STUDY FOR HIV PATIENTS

Posted by Focus_Forward, 1 Reply
We are currently conducting research related to patients who are suffering from HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy. As a current sufferer of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy, we would like to invite you to participate in an online bulletin board to... Read more »

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

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To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

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To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »