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How Do You Know If You Have OIs

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What Is HIV?

Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? Why Should I Get Tested? What Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? Is There a Vaccine to Prevent HIV Infection? What Is HIV? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Your immune system is your body's defense system....
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Unresolved eye problem....

I would like to know if there is an opportunistic eye infection which could slowly destroy your retina without leaving any scar tissue? The reason why I'm asking this is because something is going on with my eyes and my opthamologist, who is a...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know of any other OI that slowly destroys retinal tissue without scarring. There is an entity caller Acute Retinal Necrosis (ARN) that destroys the retina and typically occurs at T cells counts similar to yours, but this is a fast-moving... Read more »

Cost of OI medicines?

hello. i like to know these medicines for OI or IO are expensives?? and other medications too are expensives??
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The cost of various medicines for the range of opportunistic infections (OIs) varies greatly. In the U.S., some are very cheap (pennies a day), such as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim). Others are quite expensive (many dollars a day). It... Read more »

Is Syphilis R190 or R90 an OI?

Is syphilis R90 or R190 an AIDS defining opportunistic infection?Thank you.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know what the letter/number codes you've given are-- perhaps they have something to do with diagnosis codes for insurance purposes?-- at any rate, syphilis is syphilis but it is not an AIDS-associated OI. Read more »

Could this be a sign of an OI?

Hi doctor, thanks for your contribution to this highly informative site. I am HIV pos CD count is 616 and viral load is 4900. Recently I spit out a lot of sputum and I have noticed that there is a thick blackish lining in most of the sputum. My...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know what is causing to spit out blackish-tinged sputum but it does not sound like an OI and I have not seen a similar case before. I suggest you see your doctor for a more complete history and an exam. Read more »
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WHO guidelines/ WBC count/ OI's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Questions: 1. Does anyone know what is WHO window period guidelines? 2. Do WBC count drop during primary infections - say like 10 days - 2 weeks post infection. By WBC count drop, does it mean total leucocyte count or only lymphocytes count. This I... Read more »


Posted by RevAnn, 5 Replies
Hello everyone. I found out I was Poz in 1987, thanks to the pre health screening of the military. I have posted comments here and there, but not much else. I sometimes feel like I don't belong on these boards. I have never had an OI, and... Read more »

What if....

Posted by Anonymous
If current Elisas pick up all known subtypes except N and O then why do a couple of the doctors advise people that had exposure outside the US to ask there doctors for different tests for rare subtypes. Arent current Elisas sufficient enough to... Read more »

surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery Read more »