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Histoplasmosis And Aids

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The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

... The 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 AIDS-defining conditions (see below). If you have
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HIV (Aids)

What are the types of infection that HIV(Aids) can cause?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV itself infects CD4 lymphocytes as its main target but can also infect other white blood cells (macrophages, monocytes), cells Read more »

histoplasmosis/fatigue

HELLO Dr. BOB!I wish you were my Doc. 1 year ago i started having high fevers, was treated with antibiotics, tested for everything, and was released. The test for histo came back negative.5 months ago i started having very high fevers again, ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Remember, CD4 cells are part of the body's immune system and are designed to help fight infections - lots of infections, not just HIV. Chances are some of your CD4s are quite busy battling histoplasmosis, others are trying to control MAC, and... Read more »

How can I avoid lipodistrophy

I have been living with HIV since 1997, I take meds since october 2008 (Truvada & Caletra), after 3 months of being in a hosptital with histoplasmosis, I lost 15 pounds... now I am almost in shape again but my face is still thin, I know it is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fat loss (lipoatrophy) can occur due to aging, low CD4 count, time with HIV, genetics and other non-drug factors. Weight loss in setting of a serious AIDS complication can decrease fat in many regions. Read more »

Histoplasmosis

My family member is an Aids patient. He has been diagnosed with histoplasmostis He is on combination anti viral therapyand responding well. Will the therapy reduce the histoplasmosis or have any effect on the histo? What is the latest researchand...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that is particularly common in the Ohio andMississippi River Valleys. In people with AIDS it generally presents as a disseminated infection, with fevers, night sweats, weight loss, and sometimes with... Read more »
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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

... Table of Contents What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to any inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a germ (infection). Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Testing HIV Positive -- Do I Have AIDS?

... I tested HIV positive. What does this mean? Does it mean I have AIDS? A positive HIV test result means that you are infected with HIV (human Read more »
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HIV and Chickens

Posted by wifey, 2 Replies
...Hi all...Im new here and I have a question I hope you all can help me with. My hubby is HIV+ and Im negative. Hubbys numbers are pretty good. CD4 370s VL is undectable. He has decided he wants to raise chickens! Im concerned Read more »

need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...Be. Can Anyone Help Shed Light On My Situation. Thank You Ron And If Anyone Could Tell Me What The Sympotoms Are NEeded For Aids. Or Whatever This Is Id Be Greatly Apreciated. Please Dont Suger Coat It. Id Like The Hard Truth. Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Read more »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
...stage between initial infection and AIDS. It used to be called Aids Related Complex (ARC). It is now known as Symptomatic HIV Infection. I've reposted an article from aegis.com that gives you the CDC breakdowns of the disease stages. It is... Read more »