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C diff

Dear Doctor,My roommate, who is HIV positive and has been undetectable for years, was currently hospitalized for c diff. However, I notice that the signs of c diff are the same as that of salmonella. When he was tested for c diff, would they have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Often but certainly not always would stool in an HIV + person with diarrhea be checked for Salmonella. C difficule can cause severe diarrhea in HIV+ or HIV- patients. Patients could have both C difficule and Salmonella though that would be less... Read more »

C Diff problems

Last November I had a stomach flu..as did everyone in the house. Everyone elses cleared except... Read more »

cbc manual diff done with marked sphero

What does that mean? Otherwise, the cbc was pretty normal other than low rbc (3.88L), MCV 109.0 MCH... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Summary Introduction How to Use the Information in This Report Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on the Incidence and Management of OIs Initiation of ART in the Setting of an Acute OI (Treatment-Naive Patients) Management of Acute OIs in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Disclosure of Relationship Summary Introduction History of the Guidelines Guidelines Process Major Changes in Guidelines Since Last Publication How to Use the Information in this Report Effect of ART on the Management of OIs ... Read more »
Housing Works

Housing Summit Says to the UN: Put Housing in the AIDS Millennium Goals Now

Housing Summit Says to the UN: Put Housing in the AIDS Millennium Goals Now. Photo courtesy of Queerty. Saturday at the International Leadership Summit on Housing, housed at the World Bank's august glass D.C. headquarters, UN officials, U.S.... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, March 27, 2012

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3 calls to CDC, 3 diff responses - please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I received protected oral from a high risk individual. I know that since I used a condom, that would be considered an extremely low-risk activity. But in the process, the individual extensively licked an area where I had shaved... Read more »

Cold/Flu? whats the DIFF?!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ANYONE? some say u can tell a flu when u have it...so what is it , compared with a cold?

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So many diff sides.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had protected sex and I am not sure if the condom broke. Every1 says I would deff know if it broke. But, I am reading other posts and there are a few ppl who had condom breakage and didn't realize until they were done. I was pretty drunk... Read more »

HIV-2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV-2 may be SUPER rare but that's not the issue according to what others have posted....By asking them to run the HIV-1/2 combo test you simply are getting a later generation ELISA by default.
All the people who keep saying HIV-2 is rare are... Read more »