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Hiv And Parasites

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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 »
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 »
Ask the Experts

Parasites and HIV Infection

I live part of the year in Mexico. Here, North Americans sometimes get amoebas regardless of trying to eat safely, as we're more susceptible to it than the locals. I have been here on and off for 5 years and never had a problem...until I was...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
It seems that having HIV and lower T cells may make you more suceptible to parasites. Amaebas can be very destructive, so you'd better be very careful. The use of Flagyl has been very effective in treating them. Try to avoid regular water, ice... Read more »

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 »


Hello. I have been poz since 99 and I am doing very well. However I have had parasite infections. I am currently on Yodoxin. Is this treatment harmful? Do parasites pose a health threat to someone living with HIV?Thanks. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Yodoxin is a medication used to treat certain types of parasitic infections. So long as you don't need to take the medication forever (or for longer than a month), I wouldn't be too concerned about the... Read more »


I tested HIV + two years ago. I am very healthy. I am currently taking Trizivir. I do have parasites I believe from rimming. How would I know if I have a bacterial infection? Should I get treatment again for the parasites?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you are experiencing gastrointestinal distress, you should see a doctor to get an appropriate diagnosis. To diagnose a parasitic infection, you may need to provide a stool sample for appropriate testing. It is also possible that you are... Read more »
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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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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 »

Prurito en el ANO

Posted by clioche, 1 Reply
Las enfermedades que pueden provocar un prurito generalizado son mltiples, algunas son cutneas y otras no:

a) Enfermedades cutneas que pueden producir picor cutneo generalizado:

Parasitosis cutneas: sarna, pediculosis (producida por los piojos), por... Read more »


Posted by romantico, 1 Reply
Las enfermedades que pueden provocar un prurito generalizado son mltiples, algunas son cutneas y otras no:

a) Enfermedades cutneas que pueden producir picor cutneo generalizado:

Parasitosis cutneas: sarna, pediculosis (producida por los... Read more »