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Getting Meningitis When You Have Hiv

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AIDS and Cryptococcal Meningitis (CM)

Hello Doctor, Thank you for replying me earlier. My fiance was diagnosed with AIDS and CM 1.5 months ago and was put on amphotericin B+ Flucytocine for 2 weeks and then on Fluconazole. He is also taking Sulfa/meth and azythromycin. He started having...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...system can recover. Some of the effects he is experiencing (with the low blood counts) may be due to the treatment for his crypt meningitis (effects of amphotericin and 5FC on the bone marrow and kidneys). These may improve over time. If his... Read more »

Cryptococcal Meningitis and HIV

Hello, doctor: my husband was infected whith Cryptococcal Meningitis and I'm really concerned about... Read more »

diagonized as TB meningitis and started DOTS treatment in HIV +

my father is Hiv positive, his CD4 is 74, he is having severe headache and recently admitted in... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

... Pfizer's Prevnar 7 vaccine, which protects against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a Read more »
Women Alive

FDA Approves Drug for Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV Patients

...July 5 (Reuters) -- The US Food and Drug Administration approved the antifungal drug AmBisome for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients, Fujisawa Healthcare Inc. and Gilead Sciences Inc. said Wednesday. Cryptococcal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculous Meningitis: Multidrug-Resistant Disease Characterized in AIDS Patients

...manifestations, bacteriologic characteristics, and outcomes for eight patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculous meningitis and AIDS." Despite receiving TB treatment, the patients, all diagnosed with MDR-TB, "developed meningitis as a terminal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

... What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? How Is Meningitis Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptococcal Read more »
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I just found out today my cousin has aids

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 3 Replies
...was like what with and he was telling me the symptoms and I was just thinking about the site and what I have read about hiv/aids and I asked my cousin. "Has he ever had unprotected sex?" "Has he ever been tested for HIV?" And my cousin said he... Read more »

Can I be?

Posted by worriedwellback, 2 Replies
...bigger inside the head. Counselors at both Men's Wellness Center and the LA Gay Lesbian Center assured me that I don't have HIV because the tests they use are very accurate in detecting the virus at early stage. PCR RNA (NAAT) test that are... Read more »

My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm really in a sad mood now. About 7 months ago my stepdad was diagnosed with cryptoccocal meningitis. Someone who has always been free-spirited, outgoing and energetic..he's now just in and out of the hospital on so much medication Read more »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom and it stayed up in side of her. I have had bad headaches the last 5 days or so and I am really stressed. Does aseptic menigitis present itself as headaches only, as my entire head hurts and it seems to run down my neck, I have had... Read more »