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Hiv And Intestinal Parasites

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HIV infection alonside intenstinal parasite?

Please give me some advice. I had unprotected receptive anal sex, but there was no ejaculation. I know this still poses a risk, but here me out. 5 days later, I had tonsillits. White spots on tonsils, fever, the whole thing. Antibiotics knocked this...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
ARS usually resolves. The persistence of the GI symptoms makes ARS less likely. Still, it is very important to get HIV tested. The GI doc can certainly screen you for intestinal infections as some (including chlamydia) can be spread sexually.DW... Read more »

Abnormal bowel function/ intestinal swelling

For the last year , I have had abnormal bowel function w/ elimination problems. My stools are... Read more »

Parasites and HIV Infection

I live part of the year in Mexico. Here, North Americans sometimes get amoebas regardless of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Parasitic Worm Infection Can Increase Susceptibility to HIV, Study Finds

People infected with parasitic worms that cause schistosomiasis might be more susceptible to HIV and more likely to transmit the virus, according to a study published Tuesday in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases , Reuters reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Map Genes of Parasite That Increases Risk for Women to Contract HIV, Study Says

Researchers from the U.S. and United Kingdom might have mapped the genetic code of the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis , which causes millions of sexually transmitted infections annually and increases women's risk of contracting HIV, according to a... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

How Is the Water?

Our indelicate yet timely subject this issue is Cryptosporidium parvum ( C. parvum ). "Crypto," as it is often called, is a microscopic parasite that often lives in the intestines of infected animals and humans and released in bowel movements. It is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Study How HIV Hides in Body

An existing drug used to fight a parasite could prove useful in flushing dormant HIV out of the bloods macrophage cells, where existing AIDS drugs cannot penetrate, a new study suggests. Macrophages engulf and digest debris and pathogens in the... Read more »
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Endolimax nana and Entamoeba coli parasites

Posted by Bensf, 1 Reply
After many years of travel to foreign countries I decided to get tested for intestinal parasites. It was found that I have Endolimax nana and Entamoeba coli, which are both considered non-disease causing organisms, by the CDC. However, some... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are the common sexually tranmitted parasites that get into your blood stream, and what ones are common in ASIA.

Thanks Ted

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Can you get Tuburculosis of the Bowel with HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
I have been diagnosed with bowel inflammation, causing bloody streaks in my stool, a had a scope performed to reveal some inflammation. If I was infected could I get TB there? Would it be from a recent infection? If a person with HIV got TB would it... Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
Was on I.V. antibiotics overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »