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Dual Infection With Hiv And Malaria

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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses. When our immune system is working, it controls these germs. But when the immune system is weakened by HIV disease or by some medications, these germs can get out of control and cause health problems. Infections that take advantage of weakness in the immune defenses are called "opportunistic." The phrase "opportunistic...
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Greetings Dr. M! I'm HIV+ (undetectable on Atripla), cleared HVC at 4 weeks, now w/ 10 weeks to go (38 done)on pegylated interferon/copegus. I had very high levels of Epstein_Barr virus found w/ non-Hodgkin's lymphoma large cell B (in remission 2...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...patient is on interferon - I only look at the CD4 percentage, which in your case is "good". I think cure of your hepatitis C infection will also be good for your immune system so keep taking your medications faithfully. A good immune system will... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Joseph from Zambia,Yes, superinfection is possible between any two HIV+ people having unprotected sex, including spouses who are faithful to each other. That said, what we don't know is how frequently Read more »

Malaria & HIV in ex

Dear Dr. Franscino,Thank you for the wonderful work you do.I am a positive woman from Europe and I had a boyfriend in Thailand. We never had unprotected sex and I never let him ejaculate in my mouth. Recently he has been diagnosed with malaria and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If you never had unprotected sex and the latex condom was used properly and did not fail, the risk of HIV transmission would be negligible. HIV cannot pass through intact latex (or polyurethane). No way. No how. Insertive oral sex Read more »

IV risk of infection in a remote African hospital

Hi Dr. Bob: My wife has been in Tanzania/Kenya helping out a several children's homes (orphanages) over the last month. While there she contracted malaria (she was taking Malarone but got Malaria still). She had to be hospitalized in a remote part...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mark,A three-month HIV-antibody test would provide a definitive result. Latex condoms can be used for penetrative sex during the three-month window Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malaria May Boost Mother-to-Child HIV Infection -- Study

... Mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) may be more likely when the mother is also infected with malaria, suggests a study presented at the Fourth Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/Malaria Co-Infection Nearly Doubles HIV Viral Load, Increases Chance of Transmission, Study Says

...The HIV viral load levels of an HIV-positive person nearly doubles when he or she becomes co-infected with malaria, increasing the likelihood Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya's Anglican Church Launches Plan to Combat AIDS, TB, Malaria

...and saving grace to a broken, fragmented and diseased world, a world in which each of us is directly infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria." Back to other news for March 1, 2007 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Malaria and HIV

... Reprinted from amfAR HIV/AIDS Treatment Directory Online, . Depending on how you look at it, malaria has either a lot or very little in Read more »
Connect With Others

Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »

My Sister is infected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I work in an HIV/AIDS recherch in instute till 10 years, in West Africa. My sister used to be sick. Sometime for 3 or 4 days and sometime for 1 or Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »