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Diagnosed With Microsporidiosis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

... Causal Agents Life Cycle Geographic Distribution Clinical Features Laboratory Diagnosis Treatment [Brachiola spp. ] [Encephalitozoon cuniculi] [Encephalitozoon hellem] [Encephalitozoon intestinalis ( syn. Septata intestinalis)] [Enterocytozoon bieneusi] [Nosema spp. ] [Pleistophora sp. ] [Trachipleistophora
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Newly Diagnosed Undetectable Without Meds

Hi - am a treatment-naive newly diagnosed HIV + Male. At first diagnosis my CD4 was 1400 and viral load 7000 - after about 6 months, my CD4 is still around 1400 and viral load is undetectable. What is going on?
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
Your immune system is able to control the infection on it's own without the need for medication. Although your scenario is rare, it has been reported. Read more »

microsporideosis

A member of our family was just diagnosed with microsporideosis. He is a 12 yr HIV survivor. He has also just lost about 15 pounds. What does this diagnosis mean?Thank you.LSS
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Microsporidiosis is most commonly an infection of the gut that can cause severe diarrhea, weight loss, and even dehydration. It is important Read more »

non-stop diarrhea

I was diagnosed last October with microsporidiosis. I have less than 20 CD4's, and VL 250,000.This past month, the diarrhea has increased, and is non-stop, I've just had a colonoscopy, and am waiting for results.Is there anything BESIDES tincture of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treating your underlying HIV infection to improve your immune system is an important aspect of therapy. Albendazole helps a modest percentage of patients. For intractable diarrhea, Sandostatin injections can be helpful. Also, morphine, increased... Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and annoying problem! I absolutely agree with you: 46 does not qualify as "old age!"Regarding your discomfort, who made the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy (PN)? I would definitely seek the consultation of an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist for... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...vitamins, and other nutrients Use a special tool to look inside your gut (colonoscopy or endoscopy) It can be difficult to diagnose the cause of diarrhea, but it is important to try since many infections will require treatment to be resolved. ... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Damaries Cruz Diagnosed in 1991 "When I was diagnosed I had to find a way to turn this horrible thing, this negative Read more »
PWA Health Group

Albendazole Info Sheet

...is no proven treatment. In a number of uncontrolled studies, albendazole has reduced diarrhea. Microsporidiosis is hard to diagnose. It can be hard to find even with an electron microscope or biopsy. There are new stool tests (spring, '95) which... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

... Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns Read more »
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resistant candida

Posted by princealbert
...I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other... Read more »

resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
...I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed

Posted by JoshColo, 1 Reply
...Hello everyone. I feel as if I've been on a roller coaster ride since my diagnosis at the end of April. I've been through all kinds of emotions, everything from anger to beating myself up to shock and fear. Read more »

Diagnosed yesterday

Posted by john33, 6 Replies
i just got tested ( a regular thing) but got back a postive result. now i'm not sure what i should be thinking or feeling,. i've got my first appointment with a doctor tommorrow and that's all i know. anyone got any advice Read more »