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Getting Toxoplasmosis When You Have Hiv

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toxoplasmosis, HIV & Mental Illness

Do you have any opinions on people with HIV and toxiplasmosis in that it can cause Bipolar and other serious mental illnesses. There are NO SUPPORT GROUPS for this, you would think there would be?
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

...Toxoplasma gondii have an increased risk for Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and even suicide attempts. Since individuals with HIV are at higher risk for toxoplasmosis, it is prudent to be aware of this potential even though it is rare. While... Read more »

hiv, aids, toxoplasmosis, epilepsy

Hello dear doctor and thank you very much for your answers here!I have hiv for about 6 years now,... Read more »

toxoplasmosis and starting HIV treatment

I have just been diagnosed with toxo and HIV.My CD4 count is 5.Yet they tell me I cant start... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Toxoplasmosis

... What Is Toxoplasmosis? How Is Toxo Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment for Toxo? Can Toxo Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Toxoplasmosis? Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Toxoplasmosis

... ¿Qué Es la Toxoplasmosis¿ ¿Cómo Se Trata la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Cómo Elijo un Tratamiento Para la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Se Puede Prevenir la Toxoplasmosis? Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Toxoplasmosis

...the advent of maximally suppressive multidrug therapy -- which has dramatically reduced both the incidence and the severity of AIDS-related OIs -- it was possible to protect at-risk individuals against toxoplasmosis with single-drug prophylaxis.... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
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please read, need advice

Posted by abitsad, 3 Replies
...Here I am posting my second message; Nonetheless, feeling somewhat hopeful for the future. My hubby was dx with Aids about a month ago, CD4 75 & very high viral load. I find myself surfing the web for info re: life expectancy and so forth.., Read more »

Toxoplasmosis

Posted by Anonymous
...Just wondering if any of you have had, or known others who have had, toxoplasmosis. can you give me some information regarding long term effects in advanced infections?? Thank you soooo much! My email address Read more »

Germs, germs germs...good, bad, ugly?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Thanks for everyone's feedback on my question about my baby making her nanny sick. We still haven't got his labs, but he seems pretty healthy, so we have our fingers crossed that he will not need meds right away. Anyhow, we are moving along on our... Read more »

Long-time v. Newer Positive Status

Posted by Since4Ever, 1 Reply
There was a question of what was the hardest part of living with a virus. I'm interested in how people feel about it who seroconverted after it was known what it was and how to avoid it versus those who seroconverted before it was identified. I... Read more »