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Getting Cryptosporidiosis When You're Hiv Positive

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AIDS InfoNet

Cryptosporidiosis

...about a week. See Fact Sheet 554 for more information on diarrhea. However, the symptoms of crypto may continue for a long time if the immune system is damaged. This usually happens with CD4 cell counts below 200. If you have HIV infection, and crypto continues for 4 weeks or more, you have AIDS, according to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control. Diarrhea can interfere with the absorption of nutrients. If it continues for a...
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cryptosporidiosis

What are symptoms of cryptosporidiosis in humans
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...folks! However, it can be more severe in folks with depressed or deficient immune systems. The chronic and fulminant form of cryptosporidiosis is seen almost exclusively in folks with CD4 counts less than 100.Does your having cryptosporidium mean... Read more »

HIV (Aids)

What are the types of infection that HIV(Aids) can cause?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV itself infects CD4 lymphocytes as its main target but can also infect other white blood cells (macrophages, monocytes), cells Read more »

dont know my status but i have cryptosporidium infection

hi doc im a 35 yo bi male married to a woman i have been cheating on her with both girls and guys at first i was always safe ie condoms but as time went by i got careless and had sex without a condom topping bb i know dum been feeling healty until...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Not all cases of cryptosporidium are related to underlying HIV infection. I see no reason for you to postpone your HIV testing. If your immune system is compromised, the sooner you find out Read more »

HIV Traveler

Hey Doc,I have read all of the links about international travel and HIV. Here's my question:I will be traveling to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Tokyo this summer. According to information, Cambodia and Thailand will not admit HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Most countries do not stop HIV-positive travelers from visiting. Getting visas can be a problem for some countries, the U.S. for instance. I'll reprint some Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cryptosporidiosis: A Guide for Persons with HIV/AIDS

...ofinfected persons, or touching the stool of infected animals, ortouching soil or objects contaminated with stool. You can alsoget a cryptosporidium infection by drinking water contaminatedwith stool or eating food contaminated with stool. What... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Cryptosporidiosis in Patients with HIV Disease

...surface source. Although oocysts have been found in these water supplies, there is no conclusive evidence that this has led to cryptosporidium infection in AIDS patients. ( 33 ) Chlorination is not effective in preventing cryptosporidiosis,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
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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 »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Whats the point

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
in making fun of someone so paranoid ? instead of singing just give him a nice long answer and tell me whats the point of the song and what its about ? Read more »

HIV and AIDS- NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...HIV and AIDS- NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS In many countries throughout the world, people are going to naturopathic physicians when Read more »