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Hiv Related Opportunistic Infections

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cd4 improvement

what exactly does a cd4 of 176 mean and can it be improved. if yes what can i do to improve it to a higher number?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A CD4 count of 176 indicates severe immunodeficiency and an increased risk for developing certain HIV-related opportunistic infections, such as PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia), now termed pneumocystis jiroveci. Cd4 counts below 200... Read more »

Just infected and CD4 counts below 200

I found out I was +ve on November 09. I tested negative 2 weeks before until i started a really... Read more »

Herpes Zoster

Hello Dr. Joseph, I have three questions :1-Is Herpes Zoster considered as an HIV-related... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...diseases. These diseases, which ordinarily do not cause problems for people with fully functioning immune systems, are known as opportunistic infections. HIV-associated opportunistic infections are a leading cause of hospitalization and death... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, November 10, 2009

...dish out in co-pays and out-of-pocket costs. (Article from Test Positive Aware Network)   A Quick Look at HIV-Related Opportunistic Infections and STDs Even in wealthy countries, HIVers still are at some risk for "opportunistic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia: AIDS Drug Assistance Program Disenrolling Some

...Other cuts include drug formulary limits; limiting new enrollments to children, pregnant women, and people with HIV-related opportunistic infections; and limiting prescriptions to 30-day supplies. "Federal funding over the last few years has... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...cryptococcal infection is highest when your CD4 count (see Fact Sheet 124 ) is below 100. Cryptococcal meningitis is a major HIV-related opportunistic infection, especially in the developing world. A recent study estimated that there are 1... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »

HIV medicines

Posted by Anonymous
...Do you need ANY HIV related drug or any Opportunistic Infection medication, such as: Zerit (d4T), AZT, Abacavir, ddI, ddC, Crixivan, Fortovase, Saquanavir, 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 »

symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does anyone know the symptoms of early infection?....Is a persistent cough and shortness of breath one of them ...how long do symptoms last? Read more »