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Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Antiretroviral: A medication that prevents a retrovirus, such as HIV, from making copies of itself. Anti-HIV medications are also called antiretrovirals. Antiretroviral therapy (ART): The recommended treatment for HIV. ART involves taking a combination of three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes every day to control the virus. CD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample...
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histoplasmosis

Good morning,I was diagnosed with histoplasmosis.One year ago with cd-4 of 48, I was hospitalized with high fevers of unknown origin. I was treated with antibiotics and released. I was tested and treated at that time for histo, but urine and blood...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Histoplasmosis can be an elusive diagnosis. Coming from the Ohio River Valley certainly puts you at high risk for this infection because it is common in this area (believe me, we see a fair amount of histo here in Cincinnati). I don't know... Read more »

Histoplasmosis

I am HIV+ and have been diagnosed with histoplasmosis. I am taking Sporanox after Amphotericin treatment. My VL is undetect-able with Combivir/Kaletra combo at the present time. Is this a good regimen?...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It is an excellent regimen and probably one of the more potent regimens available. You should get many years of use from it if you take it exactly as your doctor directed you to. You doctor shoudl monitor you lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)... Read more »

HELP dangers of toxoplasmosis/ histoplasmosis from cats

can you get histoplasmosis from cats? Which dangers are more serious a cat who NEVER goes outside but has an litter box OR an outdoor cat(no litter box) that beings in dead mice/birds and leaves them strewn about the kitchen and what are the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
AIDS patients with low CD4 counts (< 200) are advise to be careful handling cat litter boxes to avoid direct exposure to urine/feces. Using gloves to handle waste is often recommended but overall risk is low. Similarly, common sense approach to... Read more »

Histoplasmosis

My family member is an Aids patient. He has been diagnosed with histoplasmostis He is on combination anti viral therapyand responding well. Will the therapy reduce the histoplasmosis or have any effect on the histo? What is the latest researchand...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that is particularly common in the Ohio andMississippi River Valleys. In people with AIDS it generally presents as a disseminated infection, with fevers, night sweats, weight loss, and sometimes with respiratory... Read more »
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I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

ITS A FACT

Posted by Anonymous
Its a fact some of positive people lie about their status before sex. If you are going to have sex BE SAFE! dont believe people if they tell you they are negative, they may not be. ALWAYS PRACTICE SAFE SEX!!!!! I hope we learned something here.

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HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when:
You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »

Facts II. WIndow Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Without having to travel so far away, you can find posts of Dr. Santana (The Body Spanish section) where he refers to the window period in a very similar way to what I said before,
In one of his posts he says: test at 3 months, at 6 months, at 9... Read more »