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Facts About 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 spp. ] [Vittaforma corneae ( syn. Nosema corneum)] --> Causal Agents The term microsporidia is also...
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microsporidiosis in kidney transplant

my wife had a kidney transplant in august 1999. developeda nasty CMV infection that was not resolved by iv ganciclovir. this precipitated a kidney rejection and she was treated with okt3 that really dropped her immune system.January 2000 she had a...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The stronger a person's immune system is, the better the chance that they will get over an OI (or at least, keep it under control). For organ transplant recipients, the weakness in their immune system comes from the drugs they are given to... Read more »

HIV Fact or Myth?

I was told today that you can prevent HIV infection by bathing right after sex. I always thought this to be false. Is it fact or myth that good hygiene can prevent stds such as HIV???...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV transmission cannot be prevented by bathing after sex. The best method to reduce the risk of transmission during sex is to use condoms. See <a href=http://www.thebody.com/whatis/basics.html#myths target=_new>Myths About HIV and... Read more »

True fact?- 6 months until detection of hiv /aids

Is it a true fact that it takes up to 6 months from unprotected sexual encounter to detect in testing if you have came across and been infected with hiv/aids? How long does it really take from sexual encounter for hiv/aids to enter your body system...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:No. That is incorrect. The answer is three months. It takes three months for the body to produce enough antibodies to be detected by an antibody test. At 90 days you can get a conclusive HIV test result. In health,Richard... Read more »

Facts: Food prepared by HIV + persons

My job intails working with the inmate population, I am constantly asked "Canwe get HIV from the Food Service workersthat prepare our food that are HIV +?" The inmate population is worried aboutHIV + people bleeding into their food, etc....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
You cannot become infected from eating food prepared by an HIV-infectedperson. Typhoid, hepatitis A, shigellosis, definitely. But not HIV. Idon't have any references for you. I can only tell you that blood-bornediseases are not transmitted... 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 »