High T-cell And Toxoplasmosis
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University of Chicago HospitalsWe are used to a threshold of 200 CD4 cells/ml for the development of the most severe opportunistic infections (OIs), but in fact there is a range of CD4 cell counts at which OIs such as toxoplasmosis (toxo) occur, and it can exceed 200 cells, and,... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIf the person with toxo has HIV/AIDS, then treatment is lifelong-- unless the person has an excellent response to anti-HIV therapy with a big and sustained increase in CD4 cells. In that case, many experts might consider stopping chronic... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineSometimes if a person's immune system is sufficiently damaged, s/he may not react normally and produce antibodies to a given germ. In my experience, a negative toxoplamosis antibody is not really reliable to make a diagnosis of toxo when the... Read more »
University of California Berkeley & San FranciscoClindamycin (900 mh every 8 hours) and pyrimethamine are proven initial therapies for Toxoplasmosis. Clindamycin is usually used for people who are allergic to sulfa, when there is no sulfa allergy we use sulfadiazine instead of clindamycin. The... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousJust 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 is email@example.com! thanks again!
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Posted by Anonymous, 7 RepliesHi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replydoes anyone know if it is possible to show a decrease in white blood cells only a few days after hiv infection, or would this occur later? i know that such a decrease can be a result of several infections--does anyone know what some of the others... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesT-cells 350 to 300 to 250 to 200 over 3 years! Negative tests! Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read more »
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