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Hiv Related Opportunistic Infections

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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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 »

opportunistic infection

Is appendicitis more common in HIV+ than neg. and can it be considered an opportunistic infection in someone that is HIV+...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Appendicitis is not related to HIV and is not an opportunistic infection.... Read more »

Opportunistic infections HPV

At what stage of HIV/ Aids are OIs such as the HPV virus likely to become a problem?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It depends on what kind of HPV-related problem you are talking about. HPV itself is not an opportunistic infection-- it is an STD that can happen to anyone, HIV- or HIV+, and mostly manifests itself as anogenital warts. While it is also true that... Read more »

Is this an opportunistic infection??

a)I noticed some changes in my mental and emotional state and decided to have my blood tested. The results were released and the doctor did not indicate I was infected with any dangerous illness or HIV for that matter.That was in December...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV dementia has nothing to do with being able to control one's thoughts. It sounds to me like you are suffering from schizophrenia or some related mental illness. Please see a psychiatrist as soon as possible-- there is decent therapy... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a risky situation approx 2 years ago. I have been relatively healthy since then but have become overcome with thoughts of hiv. Is it possible to have an opportunistic infection without having other symptoms. I have never had a fever, night... Read more »

Could i be having an opportunistic infection

Posted by bmkm, 3 Replies
Hi. I had protected vaginal sex with a stranger in Sep 2011. At that time i had my finger in her vagina. 6-7 weeks after that i was in Hospital for muscle breakdown which was caused due to untreated undiagnosed HypoThyroid. When at Hospital they... 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 »

I may have an opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm so grateful for this forum. I have not been diagnosed with HIV (yet?) but I did get a blood test today and will find out the results Friday (12/3). Here's why I'm concerned. Yesterday I went to my dentist for a routine teeth cleaning. I have... Read more »