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Does Having Cryptococcosis Mean I Have 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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history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
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 »

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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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 »
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 »
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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Does this mean he is HIV positive please help

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
...clinic to be tested for STD's he went and showed me paperwork that he was negative for othe the other STD's I asked him about a HIV tst and he said to me he had one while he was in jail awhile back and it was negative if he had it the Health... Read more »

does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
...Epitope-Enhanced Conserved HIV-1 Peptide Protects HLA-A2-Transgenic Mice Against Virus Expressing HIV-1 Antigen Takahiro Okazaki1,*, C. David Pendleton*, Franois Read more »

The Meaning of Being HIV Positive

Posted by edanmilton
...with my partner of eight months, non-alcoholic drinker, do not smoke, have not tried drugs and recently tested positive with HIV. Do I feel shameful of myself having been diagnosed with HIV? I don't think I have ever felt shameful. I did feel... Read more »