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How Do You Prevent 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
Ask the Experts

alternative prevention therapy for toxoplasmosis

Four years ago I had toxoplasmosis and have been on sulfadiazine, daraprim and leucorvin calcium maintenance therapy ever since. Recently I have developed a reaction to the sulfa drug. Are there any alternative prevention meds I can take. My t-cell...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, there is an alternative drug, clindamycin, that is used with pyrimethamine (Daraprim) and leukovorin. It may be possible for you to stop chronic maintenance (secondary prophylaxis) entirely, although most of the data that support this come... Read more »

toxoplasmosis

Thank you Dr Henry for the response.I realy appreciate.You talked of rehablitation-how since i've done some physio-therapy with minimal response?and you have also talked of variable course-which one is the best variable course for toxoplasmosis.I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treatment of toxoplasmosis often is with pyrimethamine + sulfadiazine (with leukovorin). Clindaymycin, azithromycin, clarithromicin can be substituted Read more »

toxoplasmosis

Just found out it is in my system. What can you tell me about it and hiv together, and can it be passed via sexual contact?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patients with a CD4 count < 200, use of sulfa/trimethoprim prophylaxis for Pneumocystis often provides good protection against toxoplasmosis as well. Most HIV specialist are well versed at preventing and/or diagnosing toxo infections. KH Read more »

Toxoplasmosis with CD4 count of 340 and Undetectable VL?

I was recently released from the hospital and am being treated for toxoplasmsosis. I am HIV-positive, but I have a CD4 count of 340, and my viral load has been undetectable for several years. I just ask, how could this happen? I've done...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...development of the most severe opportunistic infections (OIs), but in fact there is a range of CD4 cell counts at which OIs such as toxoplasmosis (toxo) occur, and it can exceed 200 cells, and, even less commonly, 300 cells. There are several... 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 »
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. 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 »
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 »

about my medication:

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am thinking of stoping to take my meds. Is there any consequances that will happen, is the deases will progress, will i get really ill, ect... Thanks Read more »

Whats the point

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
in making fun of someone so paranoid ? instead of singing just give him a nice long answer and tell me whats the point of the song and what its about ? Read more »