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Hiv Bacteria

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The Well Project


...the antibiotics fight the infection and improve the lungs. Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci ) Pneumonia (PCP) PCP is caused by Pneumocystis carinii (also known as Pneumocystis jiroveci ). A healthy immune system can control PCP....
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Killing the Virus

After fingering a woman, if I washed my hands with soap and listerine, is that enough to kill off the virus?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Soap and water is enough to inactivate HIV and most other bacteria/virus. The listerine is probably not necessary.Try to keep in mind that there is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through Read more »

3rd time asking please help

Dear Dr. Bob, I can't express how much I appreciate your work. I'll try to keep my story short and I beg you to answer as I've been living in terror for so long now. About 5 weeks ago I had protected sex with a friend that I've known for 4 years. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation that diagnosis include: ". . . shortness of breath that seems to get better every time I don't think about my breathing or HIV and when I go to sleep . . . .", ". . . I been checking my body every few minutes to look for more symptoms and... Read more »


Hola Dr. Hace un mes el gastroenterologo me diagnostico una bacteria en el estomago y me dio tratamiento con antibioticos en total eran 6 antibioticos diarios por 2 semanas, luego de eso, senti molestias(picor) Vaginal y el Ginecologo me diagnostico...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico efecto de los antibiticos en el intestino y en la vagina, ya que cambia el ambiente de crecimiento y se proliferan otras bacterias y hongos. No tiene nada que ver con VIH. Read more »

Stomach bacteria/infection

During an endoscopy to check for acid reflux and esophagus problems, my Doctor did a biopsy of my stomach tissue and discovered that I had helicobacter pylori infection. He wanted to know if I had traveled to a 3rd world country (I have not), and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Helicobacter pylori infection is a common cause of stomach ulcers in both HIV- and HIV+ people. It is not an opportunistic infection nor is it associated with HIV or other causes of immune deficiency. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genetically Modified Vaginal Bacteria Could Serve as HIV Prevention Method, Study Says

...Researchers have genetically modified bacteria normally present in the vagina in hopes that it could be used to protect against HIV infection, according to a study published Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Mouth Bacteria May Defend Against AIDS Virus

...Researchers reported Tuesday in New Orleans at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology that two strains of Lactobacillus bacteria in the mouth can hook onto HIV and prevent it from getting into cells, which could help protect infants... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Your health care provider should: Test your stool to see if you have a parasite, protozoa (microscopic organism), virus, or bacteria Check your blood for HIV-related infections, proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients Use a special tool to... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

New Innovations in HIV Prevention expresses (makes) CD4 receptors -- one of the attachment sites for HIV to enter a cell. The virus will then attach to the bacteria instead of to the cells lining the woman's vagina. The bacteria, Lactobacillus jensenii , are found in the... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
...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 »

What happens to us

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
after we die? Read more »

Thrush and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...but I'm still concerned. She has had a cough and has been taking antibiotics. The doc said that the medicine kills a lot of bacteria in the body and could cause thrush. Could anyone shed some light on this issue? Read more »