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How Does Histoplasmosis Spread

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The Well Project

Pneumonias

...since pneumonia often occurs as a complication of the flu Tuberculosis (TB) TB often occurs as a lung infection, but can affect virtually any organ of the body. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB, can spread when a person with active TB disease coughs, sneezes or spits. Tiny droplets of fluid from the lungs are carried in the air and can be breathed in by someone nearby. In healthy people, the immune system can...
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Histoplasmosis

My family member is an Aids patient. He has been diagnosed with histoplasmostis He is on combination anti viral therapyand responding well. Will the therapy reduce the histoplasmosis or have any effect on the histo? What is the latest researchand...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that is particularly common in the Ohio andMississippi River Valleys. In people with AIDS it generally Read more »

histoplasmosis/fatigue

HELLO Dr. BOB!I wish you were my Doc. 1 year ago i started having high fevers, was treated with antibiotics, tested for everything, and was released. The test for histo came back negative.5 months ago i started having very high fevers again, ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi!I wish I were your doctor as well. We could talk about the Ohio Valley areas; I spent 4 years there! Histoplasmosis is endemic in the central and south central regions of the U.S. (including the Ohio Valley). It is a systemic fungal infection Read more »

On treatment for TB but Dr. not sure I have it.

This is a long one but I hope you can answer my question. My husband is currently in the hospital undergoing treatment for TB as well as for other possible illnesses. His CD4 cell count is very low and the Dr. has suspended his HIV treatment due to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...reconstitution and need to find out what is behind it. There can be many causes of this reaction, not just TB. Infections like histoplasmosis, Cryptococcus, mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (a "cousin" of TB), lymphomas and many other... Read more »

HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS

Assuming HIV is the cause of AIDS (and assuming the CDC didn't botch the HIV=AIDS definition), then what is the cause of HIV-Negative AIDS (idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia)?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have been made about ICL: 1. There is no evidence it is caused by an infectious agent, as there is no clustering or evidence of spread from contact evaluations. 2. The most common opportunistic infections associated with ICL are cryptococcosis,... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...nystatin (Mycostatin, Pedi-Dri) may be preferable for pregnant women. For treating or preventing other fungal infections, like histoplasmosis, the Guidelines suggest amphotericin B, especially in the first trimester. It is also approved for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV-infected people in certain midwestern and mid-Atlantic regions are much more likely than people in New York City to develop histoplasmosis, which is caused by a fungus. A person in Africa is exposed to different pathogens than is an... Read more »
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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

...else deal with the litter. Recently, outbreaks of drug-resistant staph skin infections have occurred. This infection can be spread through casual contact. Because these organisms are resistant to drugs, treatment may require intravenous therapy.... Read more »
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KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
...wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS? wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO? QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW Read more »

Researchers Halt Spread Of HIV With RNAi

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/117656.php sorry guys this just sounded real promising so i posted it here Read more »

Man who spreads lies about HIV origins

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Here's one crazy man who's spreading lies about HIV, particularly in the black community: http://www.all-natural.com/horo-3.html I guess it's easier to believe Read more »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of Read more »