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Hiv Bacteria

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ACRIA and GMHC

The Odd Couple: HIV and Bacteria

There are more than a thousand types of bacteria thatlive in our bodies -- on our skin, in our mouths, andin our gut. Of those bacteria, only 50 are known to beharmful. The rest, what we will call "healthy bacteria",have important roles in the body... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Could Be Worsened by Harmful Bacteria, Like E. coli, in Digestive Tracts

A new study showed that HIV-infected individuals had very high levels of harmful bacteria in their digestive systems that could make their lack of immunity even worse. The researchers believed that the bacteria might directly weaken the digestive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Virginal Women May Pick Up "Bad" Vaginal Bacteria

Dr. Sepehr N. Tabrizi and colleagues at the Royal Women's Hospital in Victoria found that women can acquire bacteria linked to a dangerous vaginal infection through oral sex or petting even if they have not had sexual intercourse. The investigators... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV and other viruses or bacteria in the body

Can your body produce HIV virus on its own, lets say I have a herpes or other virus but not HIV and my sperm touches my open wound, is there a possibility it can produce or turn into a HIV virus? Thank you DOC, I appreciate your help....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
No.... 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 »

Bacterias

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
Estimada Amiga:Esto se debe al 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 »

CD4 decrease with a bacteriae infection.

Dear Dr.I had a bacteriae infection when I made my lab tests (due to sexual contact). I waited for treatment after the blood extraction and used Ciprofloxacino with good results. I am worried because between the two last lab. results my CD4 total...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes another infection could have caused this. You just need to have the numbers repeated at your next visit.... Read more »
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Bacteria....to be or not to be....

Posted by soimnotalone, 1 Reply
I presented this question to "the experts" at the body.com, but I was wondering was there anyone else that was/is on anti-bacteria meds, and considered buying "bacteria pills" to help restore bacteria in your body? did/would you buy it ...what... Read more »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual... Read more »

Just a personal thought

Posted by Anonymous
One thing that bugs me are the germs/bacteria that resides on environmental surfaces e.g. toilet sinks, taps, doorknobs etc. I know that the HIV virus does not live well on such surfaces and there has never been a documented case of any person who's... Read more »

Need your help...thanks!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sorry for the repost. Please help me on this.

One thing that bugs me are the germs/bacteria that resides on environmental surfaces e.g. toilet sinks, taps, doorknobs etc. I know that the HIV virus does not live well on such surfaces and there has... Read more »