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Hiv Opportunistic Infection Cd4 Helper

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The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

... Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type
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Curious

Please i will like to know the symptoms of HIV.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...non-specific like weight loss, anemia or swollen lymph nodes. In some people, the first signs of HIV infection are due to an opportunistic infection, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Read more »

Opportunistic infections

Are opportunistic infections common in people who take their medications with perfect adherence? I have been posative for about 7 years and my viral load is undetectable and my t-cells have remained steady never dropping below 600. I have been on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Opportunistic infections are extremely uncommon in those with an undetectable viral load and high CD4 counts like yours. Congratulations on keeping your Read more »

Opportunistic Infections related to Fatigue

I've heard that if someone has been living with fatigue for an extended period of time, they have a much greater chance of developing an opportunistic infection. Is there any research on this?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...I am not aware of any research supporting this...however; prolonged fatigue can certainly be an indicator of an underlying opportunistic infection. Many people experience increased fatigue when they are failing an antiretroviral regimen;... Read more »

Secondary infections???

Hi Doctor Horwath,I was just wondering if you have ever heard of having a sinus infection as a secondary infection of seroconversion??? And are secondary infections common.Thank you
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...those with HIV infection and CD4 T cell counts < 200. The lower the CD4 count below 200, the greater the risk of developing an opportunistic infection. Read more »
Articles
Brown Medical School

Prevention of Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in Those With HIV Infection

...fairly predictable and inexorable decline in their CD4 count. Once a patient's CD4 count declines significantly, prophylaxis for opportunistic infections is initiated and continues indefinitely. Beginning in 1995, the availability of more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...can lose the ability to fight off the particular germs those families were designed for. If this happens, you might develop an opportunistic infection (see Fact Sheet 500 ). What Is a CD4 Test? A small sample of blood is taken from your... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections related to HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage Some thyroid conditions Some drugs that... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get Read more »

Esophagitis as opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am wonering if anyone can tell me if Esophagitis can occur within 1st year of acquiring HIV infection. Please, I am extremely scared and I would appericiate an answer. Thanks, Nate Read more »

Question for Dr Ryan: Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sending me for a biopsy to try to figure out why I have these corrugated while patches on the side of my tongue. My most recent CD4 counts have been 1100 and 900, taken 6 weeks apart. Does this make any sense to you? In your experience, have... Read more »

lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is this condition related only to hiv/aids Read more »