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Hiv And Parasites

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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. Read more »

Parasitic Infection

HiI had having diarrhea for 3 weeks but my numbers are good so I had my stools checked. The lab... Read more »

HIV and stomach problems?

I have been HIV for about 2-3 years now. Latest lab is VL=undetecable while TCell count dropped... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Parasitic Worm Infection Can Increase Susceptibility to HIV, Study Finds

...vulnerable to HIV. "Sub-Saharan Africa has only like 10% of the world's population but almost two-thirds of the world's HIV/AIDS," Secor said. He added, "So there's an apparent disproportionate amount of HIV/AIDS there, and it's very severe. So... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Trichomonas vaginalis , which causes millions of sexually transmitted infections annually and increases women's risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published in the Jan. 12 issue of the journal Science , BBC News reports ( BBC News... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Science Magazine Examines Feasibility of HIV Vaccine

...suggesting that something is able to prevent infection. Furthermore, a small number of HIV-positive people never become sick with AIDS-related illnesses, and others can be infected for at least 10 years before their immune systems show any signs... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...just 5% of body weight can have the same negative effects. Wasting is still a problem for people with AIDS, even people whose HIV is controlled by medications. Part of the weight lost during wasting is fat. More important is the loss of muscle... Read more »
Connect With Others

parasites

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

hiv is a myth?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I dont understand how some people claim HIV is a myth. I wanted to copy down some Dr. Rodney Richards, PhD, Biochemist, Founding scientist for the biotech company Amgen. Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

Colon Biopsy results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...finding was moderate infiltration of lymphoid cells and no Granulomata or parasites. Does anyone know if this is consistent with HIV or Chlamydia infection. I believe I have been infected through insertive u/p intercourse. Read more »