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How Do I Know If I Have Microsporidiosis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

...surroundings . These free mature spores can infect new cells thus continuing the cycle. Geographic Distribution Microsporidia are being increasingly recognized as opportunistic infectious agents worldwide. Cases of microsporidiosis have been reported * in developed as well as in developing countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands,...
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microsporidiosis in kidney transplant

my wife had a kidney transplant in august 1999. developeda nasty CMV infection that was not resolved by iv ganciclovir. this precipitated a kidney rejection and she was treated with okt3 that really dropped her immune system.January 2000 she had a...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...or stronger. If her doctors can successfully manipulate her immune system by just the right amount, she may do OK with the microsporidiosis, but there is no way to know for sure. Read more »

microsporideosis

A member of our family was just diagnosed with microsporideosis. He is a 12 yr HIV survivor. He has also just lost about 15 pounds. What does this diagnosis mean?Thank you.LSS
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Microsporidiosis is most commonly an infection of the gut that can cause severe diarrhea, weight loss, and even dehydration. It is important Read more »

Quercetin-Black Tea/Green Tea and Atripla

Is there any interaction between Black or Green Tea and Atripla. Both teas have the antioxidant quercetin which is supposed to help the immune system, according to The University of Michigan. Please advise!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
to my knowledge no data on drug interaction (or effectiveness) between black or green tea and efavirenz or Atripla. If any reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect a clinically significant interaction but recommend informing your... Read more »

We Found the BUG. Now What?

I developed chronic diarrhea around the 8th of Feb. We did all the GI tests with biopsy's, blood and stool cultures and everything else we could think of trying. On Apr 10 I went to the hospital as I had lost 45 lbs and was severely dehydrated. we...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Microsporidiosis is a pain in the butt. I'm glad to see that you are being treated both with antimicrobial therapy and TPN. Talk to your doctor Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...nutrient absorption. There has been a lot of progress in this area. However, two parasitic infections -- cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis -- are still extremely difficult to treat. Another approach is the use of nutritional supplements like... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mitochondrial Toxicity

What Are Mitochondria? What Is Mitochondrial Toxicity? What Are the Signs of MT? How Do ARVs Cause MT? What's Next? What Are Mitochondria? Mitochondria (my-toe- con' -dree-a) are small "organs" in our cells. They are the cell's... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

What Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »