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Getting Microsporidiosis When You're Hiv Positive

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

...surroundings . These free mature spores can infect new cells thus continuing the cycle. Geographic Distribution Microsporidia are being increasingly recognized as opportunistic infectious agents worldwide. Cases of microsporidiosis have been reported * in developed as well as in developing countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands,...
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Employer Finding Out You're HIV+

Will my company insurance carrier report my HIV+ status to my employer once they start to see HIV meds and treatment claims by my doctor?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Not unless they want to risk losing their license to provide insurance. They can provide aggregate data to employers who are their clients, but they are barred by law from providing information with an employee's name linked to it. Read more »

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
...or stronger. If her doctors can successfully manipulate her immune system by just the right amount, she may do OK with the microsporidiosis, but there is no way to know for sure. Read more »

Tengo microsporidios ?

Estimado Dr.Natterstad: Le escribo desde Uruguay, soy un paciente HIV+ hace 15 aos con buenos resultados en el tratamiento HAART, CD4 =500 y CV 10000, Hace 2 aos se me me realizo un estudio en materia fecal y se me informo que tenia Microsporidios...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...Buenos das Leonardo,Hay varios componentes de tu caso que no tienen sentido:1. La Microsporidiosis, que se manifiesta como diarrea crnica en pacientes con SIDA, tpicamente afecta a los portadores con un recuento de CD4 por debajo Read more »

microsporideosis

A member of our family was just diagnosed with microsporideosis. He is a 12 yr HIV survivor. He has also just lost about 15 pounds. What does this diagnosis mean?Thank you.LSS
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Microsporidiosis is most commonly an infection of the gut that can cause severe diarrhea, weight loss, and even dehydration. It is important Read more »
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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 Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...nutrient absorption. There has been a lot of progress in this area. However, two parasitic infections -- cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis -- are still extremely difficult to treat. Another approach is the use of nutritional supplements like... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
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 »

HIV and AIDS- NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...and tap water is not fit to drink by people with a suppressed immune system, as they are susceptible to Cryptosporidiosis and Microsporidiosis. There is a need and an added expense of purchasing bottled water for drinking and cooking. The lack of... Read more »

Why HIV/AIDS now, during my lifetime?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I wish I could understand more about HIV/AIDS. I know alot, but it never seems to be enough. I have herpes (caught in 97) and I have had anxiety attacks ever since about Read more »