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Getting Toxoplasmosis When You're Hiv Positive

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Toxoplasmosis

What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is an infection caused by the single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii . A parasite lives inside another living organism (the host) and takes all of its nutrients from the host. The most common illness caused by toxo is an infection of the brain (encephalitis). Toxo can also infect other parts of the body. Toxo can lead to coma and death. The risk of toxo is highest when your CD4 cell (T-cell) counts...
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Toxoplasmosis

My brother has just been diagnosed with toxo, he is HIV positive and has a count of 50. He has several infections on his brain one is pressing on his left frontal lobe. He is confused and thinks he is going to jail. He keeps replaying the same...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Indeed, your brother is quite ill with the Toxoplasma infections of the brain and very low CD4 count. Both issues are AIDS-defining, but with early initiation of effective treatment for HIV and treatment for the... Read more »

HIV and toxoplasmosis

I am 22yrs and was diagnosed HIV positive in February this year and also toxo positive 1.1,I was treated for toxo cns after experiencing severe headaches and dizziness,the headaches had subsided but recently it has Come bk even more severe with...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You need to go see your primary care doctor to talk about this.... Read more »

HIV- patient with toxoplasmosis

I'm a 21 year old male, HIV-, with a recent IgG toxo positive test as high as 1600, to avoid errors, I will be tested again. What I would like to know is how much risk of having what do I have?? and if is there treatment?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV-s can get infected with toxoplasmosis also. Unlike HIV+s whose toxo is almost always in the brain, HIV-s can have much milder forms of toxo. Typically toxo in this situation is associated with fever and swollen lymph nodes. Sometimes the... Read more »

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.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia are increasingly viewed as complex interactive processes between predisposing genes and environmental factors. Medical literature shows that people who are serologically positive for Toxoplasma gondii have an... Read more »
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