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How Do You Know If You Have Toxoplasmosis

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AIDS InfoNet

Toxoplasmosis

... What Is Toxoplasmosis? How Is Toxo Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment for Toxo? Can Toxo Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is an infection caused by the single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii
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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 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 »

Reactive Lymp Node and Toxoplasmosis

I had reactive Lymp Nodes in my shoulder surgically removed this weekend. The Dr. believes (still awaiting pathology report) that a toxoplasmosis was the cause. I do not have cats, but my children have 2 bearded dragons, one of which died this...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know what a bearded dragon is, but if it's a reptile you can't get toxo from it-- however, you should handle the garbage with care (wear disposable gloves, wash your hands thoroughly) because reptiles carry other kinds of germs that are... 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 »
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InfoRed SIDA

Toxoplasmosis

... ¿Qué Es la Toxoplasmosis¿ ¿Cómo Se Trata la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Cómo Elijo un Tratamiento Para la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Se Puede Prevenir la Toxoplasmosis? Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Aprende Sobre La Toxoplasmosis o Infección del Cerebro

... ¿Qué puedes hacer para prevenir la toxoplasmosis? La toxoplasmosis es una infección muy grave que frecuentemente afecta al cerebro. Si tienes el virus que causa el SIDA Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Toxoplasmosis

...Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common opportunistic infections seen in patients with advanced HIV disease, especially in areas of the world Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Usted Puede Prevenir la Toxoplasmosis

...medicina para prevenir la toxo es el TMP-SMX, tambin conocido como Bactrim, Septra o Cotrim.* ?Qu es la toxo? La toxoplasmosis (to-xo-plas-m-sis) o "toxo" es una infeccin comn en las personas con el VIH o SIDA. Por lo general afecta el... 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 Read more »

husband of 12 yrs positive

Posted by abitsad
...had the flu.., I too was tested & am negative, will retest again in 3 months. A few wks later he became ill & now has Toxoplasmosis(an opportunistic infection) His CD4 was 75 at the time. He's currently on rx for Aids & toxo.., I not... Read more »

please read, need advice

Posted by abitsad, 3 Replies
...long life but i cannot seem to stop thinking about death. I am skeptical b/c he was just diagnosed & already has had acute toxoplasmosis., Actually, that is the way we found out; in the ER! I have no idea since when he's had it because he... Read more »

Germs, germs germs...good, bad, ugly?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Thanks for everyone's feedback on my question about my baby making her nanny sick. We still haven't got his labs, but he seems pretty healthy, so we have our fingers crossed that he will not need meds right away. Anyhow, we are moving along on our... Read more »