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How Do I Know If I Have Toxoplasmosis

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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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Toxoplasmosis

How can I tell if my kitten is carriying Toxoplasmosis I recieved her from the humane society shelter in pittsburgh. I know they tested her for other things but I am not sure about Tox. Is there some way I can test her?Thnks a lot!I Dont want to get...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I'm not a veterinarian so I do not know if there is a way to test your kitten's stools for toxoplasmosis. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to wear rubber or plastic gloves when you clean her litterbox and wash your hands... Read more »

toxoplasmosis treatment

I would like to know which is the actual treatment of cerebral toxoplasmosis and how long is it?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If the person with toxo has HIV/AIDS, then treatment is lifelong-- unless the person has an excellent response to anti-HIV therapy with a big and sustained increase in CD4 cells. In that case, many experts might consider stopping chronic... Read more »

toxoplasmosis

Hi I was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis about 10 years ago no option for any treatment at that time even now my doctors know little about it. My question my white blood count has been high for about a year now my doctor thinks i should see a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Was this an AIDS defining illness where you actually had infection, or you had an antibody test that was positive indicating exposure? What is your current WBC and CD4 count now and are you currently receiving HIV treatment?... Read more »

toxoplasmosis

Hi Dr. Young,could you tell me if the test for toxoplasmosis is done as a routine included in the labwork done with the I.D. doctor every 3 or 4 months,yesterday it was a program in the TV talking about this partasite and the dangers for people with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting; it's good to know that our writings are helpful to you.Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic that can cause severe brain infections in people with advanced AIDS and CD4 counts less than 100. A simple antibody test... 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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Have you made it through Toxo

Posted by BigSis, 3 Replies
My little brother is just getting through a horrible round of toxoplasmosis; we almost lost him several times. He wasnt on any medication before this, he was very private about everything and I thought he was taking care of himself. Since the toxo... Read more »

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Acute Retroviral Syndrome. A syndrome of clinical symptoms associated with primary HIV infection was first described in 1984, in association with an occupationally acquired infection In 1985, several cases were reviewed by a group that described a... Read more »

Does anyone know anything about this guy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hey there,

This relates to some guy who says he took 13 months to seroconvert. The CDC say they know nothing about this. Has anyone done any investigation on this. Is he for real?

http://qa.hopkins-aids.org/forum/view_question.html?section_id=61&ca... Read more »