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How Can Toxoplasmosis Be Prevented

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Toxoplasmosis

What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is an infection caused by the single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii . A parasite lives inside another living organism (the host) and takes all of its nutrients from the host. The most common illness caused by toxo is an infection of the brain (encephalitis). Toxo can also infect other parts of the body. Toxo can lead to coma and death. The risk of toxo is highest when your CD4 cell (T-cell) counts...
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alternative prevention therapy for toxoplasmosis

Four years ago I had toxoplasmosis and have been on sulfadiazine, daraprim and leucorvin calcium maintenance therapy ever since. Recently I have developed a reaction to the sulfa drug. Are there any alternative prevention meds I can take. My t-cell...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, there is an alternative drug, clindamycin, that is used with pyrimethamine (Daraprim) and leukovorin. It may be possible for you to stop chronic maintenance (secondary prophylaxis) entirely, although most of the data that support this come... Read more »

toxoplasmosis

I like cat, I have seven cat as my pet.Will I get infected of toxoplasmosis?Can you reveal symptoms for toxoplasmosis?how to prevent it?POPPY, INDONESIA...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Tox is excreted in the stools of kittens, but not grown cats. If you don't have any kittens, don't worry about it. If you do, then clean the litter box with plastic or rubber gloves on, and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. If your... Read more »

Toxoplasmosis

I have toxo, as well with hiv. My toxo was active as a child and thus recieved scaring of tissue in the eyes. Now its not active. Supposedly I was supposed to be blind by 14, but ever happened. Good thing! But now I'm HIV+, almost 2 yrs now. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Persons with HIV/AIDS and CD4 count < 200 are at risk for reactivation of toxoplasmosis (one of the AIDS defining conditions). Use of TMP/SMX for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is fairly good at preventing toxoplasmaosis. If you CD4 count is... Read more »

How can a Dr tell if you have brain tumor or toxoplasmosis?

My cousin has just been diagnosed with HIV. He has had a CT scan that showed an abnormality. But because he has no insurance we have been trying to get a diagnosis without a biopsy. What are other ways to tell if it is a brain tumor or...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although the best way to get an accurate diagnosis is do to a biopsy, health care professionals will often treat for two weeks with medications which target the toxoplasmosis, an opportunistic infection seen in HIV-infected individuals. Things which... Read more »
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Toxoplasmosis

Posted by Anonymous
Just wondering if any of you have had, or known others who have had, toxoplasmosis. can you give me some information regarding long term effects in advanced infections?? Thank you soooo much! My email address is kalicrow@hotmail.com! thanks again!

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Director of Prevention Services

Posted by Anonymous
Union Positiva

Director of Prevention Services

The Deputy Director for Prevention Services is responsible for the overall operations of the prevention programs in the agency including counseling and testing, street outreach and prevention case... Read more »

HIV Prevention Job Oppotunities In LA

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Entry level HIV Prevention job opportunities in Los Angeles. Seeking energetic individuals for outreach workers and prevention case managers.

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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

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U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work!
Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS?

Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention... Read more »