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How Do You Cure Cryptococcal Meningitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

... What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? How Is Meningitis Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? Cryptococcus is a fungus. It is very common in the soil. It can get into your
Ask the Experts

Cryptococcal Meningitis and HIV

Hello, doctor: my husband was infected whith Cryptococcal Meningitis and I'm really concerned about his health. He's been under treatment for almost two years now and he refuses to show me his pack of pills. I know hes taking "Stocrin"(we're from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Stocrine is efavirenz which is a medicine used exclusively for HIV infection. Cryptococcal meningitis is an AIDS defining condition in someone who is HIV+. I would encourage you to either attend clinic with your husband or talk Read more »

Statistics on Cryptococcal Meningitis

Im wondering on the survival rate of Cryptococcal meningitis in the US. I was diagnosed with this and the doctors told my wife I had 24 hrs to live unless they started me on something. I remember collapsing but not much after that. It took 6...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...depends on level of brain damage that occurred. You are in good hands with Dr Wohl at UNC. We follow numerous pxs who experienced cryptococcal meningitis > decade ago and are now doing great. On the flip side some pxs still succumb to their... Read more »

HIV neg Crypto Meningitis

Dear Dr. Feinberg:I am a gay physician whose partner is 45yo and just developed documented cryptococcal meningitis which responded quickly to Diflucan. He had never been previously ill, was never HIV+ and always practiced safe sex.He was found to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...You can be HIV- and develop crypto meningitis if you encounter a heavy inoculum, or if you have some underlying immune deficiency, like lymphoma. Other diseases can change Read more »

Cryptococcal Meningitis Survivor

Dear Doc Feinberg,I recently read a few notes of people with Crypt. Meningitis that are losing hope or have lost it altogether. I want them to know that it is possible to survive and remain healthy for some time. I had Crypto Meningitis in 1998. ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Thanks for the compliment and even more, for sharing your experience with others. I hope other people with cryptococcal disease will derive real hope from your story. Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

... Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have Cryptococcal Meningitis? How to Treat It? Mild Cryptococcal Meningitis Moderate to Severe Cryptococcal Meningitis Other Treatments Other Complications Read more »
Women Alive

FDA Approves Drug for Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV Patients

...Deerfield, Ill., July 5 (Reuters) -- The US Food and Drug Administration approved the antifungal drug AmBisome for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients, Fujisawa Healthcare Inc. and Gilead Sciences Inc. said... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...These symptoms can also occur with other opportunistic infections, including toxoplasmosis, lymphoma, inner ear infections, or cryptococcal meningitis. It is important to rule out these other diseases. PML can be diagnosed using a scan of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...can be more serious in people with HIV. See Fact Sheet 501 for more information on thrush. Another opportunistic infection, cryptococcal meningitis, is discussed in Fact Sheet 503 . Fluconazole has been approved to treat both of these... Read more »
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need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... Read more »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...in Zaire, is treated in Antwerp, Belgium, by Dr. Peter Piot. "He had died with something very unusual, with the disseminated cryptococcal meningitis; in other words, an infection with a fungus that is very rare," Piot recalls. Piot keeps samples... Read more »

why all the disention?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is so much hatred and animosity on this board and it is so sad.Why can't everyone just give it a rest.Okay everyone has their views, and that what makes human beings individual.That being said, this same "phenomemon" is what makes EACH... Read more »

Husband has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...getting them stitched up. My husband had shingles in 2000, very badly and suffers still with PHN. In 2002 he was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis and then had an Aids test. What a shock that was to me and then to our grown/married kids. ... Read more »