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Hiv And Meningitis

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Cryptococcal Meningitis and HIV

Hello, doctor: my husband was infected whith Cryptococcal Meningitis and I'm really concerned about his health. He's been under treatment for almost two years now and he refuses to show me his pack of pills. I know hes taking "Stocrin"(we're from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Stocrine is efavirenz which is a medicine used exclusively for HIV infection. Cryptococcal meningitis is an AIDS defining condition in someone who is HIV+. I would encourage you to either attend Read more »

Meningitis but not HIV?

So I had unprotected oral sex with a man (receiving). Then, I start having panic attacks. Get a... Read more »

meningitis to hiv

...Dear Dr. Horwath:My question is the relation with HIV and Meningitis. I had a fiance who passed... Read more »
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Women Alive

FDA Approves Drug for Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV Patients

...-- The US Food and Drug Administration approved the antifungal drug AmBisome for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients, Fujisawa Healthcare Inc. and Gilead Sciences Inc. said Wednesday. Cryptococcal meningitis is a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

...against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine , Reuters reports. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...cryptococcal infection is highest when your CD4 count (see Fact Sheet 124 ) is below 100. Cryptococcal meningitis is a major HIV-related opportunistic infection, especially in the developing world. A recent study estimated that there are 1... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculous Meningitis: Multidrug-Resistant Disease Characterized in AIDS Patients

...follow-up, according to the authors. Back to other news for August 27, 2003 Previous Updates  | --> Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
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aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom and it stayed up in side of her. I have had bad headaches the last 5 days or so and I am really stressed. Does aseptic menigitis present itself as headaches only, as my entire head hurts and it seems to run down my neck, I have had... Read more »

My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...haven't found anything positive outcomes about people with this type of illness. I even suggested to my mom that he get tested for HIV because I understand his infection is highly linked to people with HIV but he's afraid to have the test. What... Read more »

refusing meds

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...have you changed your mind since? why do people refuse to be put on meds..because of the side effects? do they believe that HIV meds cant make a differnce, or is more of "if i take the pill it means i am 'officially' sick". please excuse my... Read more »

AM I SCREWED? IS THERE A DR. IN THE HOUSE?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...tested me at 15 days negative, normal CBC (I know these dont mean anything). She also thought because of my safer sex that HIV was not possible. She thinks it is just a virus, but I wonder if she is an expert like you. On the internet I came... Read more »