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Hiv Associated With Meningitis

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Cryptococcal Meningitis

Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have Cryptococcal Meningitis? How to Treat It? Mild Cryptococcal Meningitis Moderate to Severe Cryptococcal Meningitis Other Treatments Other Complications Stopping Maintenance Therapy Do the Drugs Cause Serious Side Effects? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? Is Treatment/Prevention Different for Women? Is Treatment/Prevention Different for Children or Infants? Drug Access Information Commentary The...
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Hiv & Non-Hiv Related Meningitis

Dr. Young, I apologize that this isn't the appropriate forum for this question. However, I've noticed on this site and elsewhere that you have insight on the subject, so I'm hoping you might still provide a response. I'm also in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While HIV can cause a meningitis, if it occurs, it typically does in the setting of acute infection. Further, HIV symptoms typically are also associated with fever, rash or swollen lymph nodes. Since you had negative... Read more »

Meningitis and HIV

Hi Doc,Though I must have written countless times, you have not answered a single question. I know you are very busy and appreciate the work you do and the help you extend to all who visit this forum. I really hope you will find the time to answer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Thom,Unprotected blowjobs are not considered a significant HIV-transmission risk, whether or not your partners were high risk. Next, I doubt your symptoms were "meningitis." More likely they were related to your partying like a rock... Read more »

HIV Related Brain Impairment and a correlation with meningitis

I am British, living in rural middle England and have just started subscribing to The Body. Its easier to understand than some of our British equivalents. Forgive my peculiar terminology and spelling; having worked with Americans and Canadians I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The best treatment (or prevention) for HIV-associated dementia is highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART). Recently, studies have shown that HAART also can improve milder forms of cognitive impairment that occur in some HIV+ patients who have... Read more »

Meningitis but not HIV?

So I had unprotected oral sex with a man (receiving). Then, I start having panic attacks. Get a white hairy tongue. Get viral meningitis. All my antibody and viral load and HIV culture tests are negative. I'm still lightheaded and fatigued 8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose your condition over the Internet. However, what I can do with great confidence is advise you what's not causing it: It's not HIV! No way. No how. No further HIV testing is warranted. If you have... Read more »
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Meningitis ARS Related?

Posted by lp77, 2 Replies
I'm SO scared. Okay here's my story I caught meningitis but Im worried it could be ARS. I recevied oral from a girl. We went to the movies and she gave me oral and I fingered her. I'm not clear if I fingered her then pull my penis out but im sure if... Read more »

My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm really in a sad mood now. About 7 months ago my stepdad was diagnosed with cryptoccocal meningitis. Someone who has always been free-spirited, outgoing and energetic..he's now just in and out of the hospital on so much medication it keeps him... Read more »

Aseptic Meningitis and ARS

Posted by MikeinAsia, 1 Reply
I need help. I'm freaking going crazy. I had unprotected sex with sex workers while in Manila.
8 days later I woke up with a very stiff neck on both sides. Lymph nodes not swollen, no fever- checked everyday, headaches, but i did keep checking my... Read more »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Hello I had sex with a female sex worker 2 weeks ago, it was protected sex but when i pulled out I didn't hold on to the base of the 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. ... Read more »