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How Is Toxoplasmosis Diagnosed

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AIDS InfoNet


...falls below 100, talk with your health care provider about taking drugs to prevent toxo. If you develop headaches, disorientation, seizures, or other possible signs of toxo, see your health care provider immediately. With early diagnosis and treatment, toxo can be treated effectively. If you do develop toxo, you should continue to take the anti-toxo drugs to prevent another episode.
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hiv, aids, toxoplasmosis, epilepsy

Hello dear doctor and thank you very much for your answers here!I have hiv for about 6 years now, got diagnosed in august last year.I got toxoplasmosis in february this year and having epileptical attacks time to time.At the moment I'm taking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Toxoplasmosis can result in seizures which can be recurrent. I have cared for numerous patientts with your condition. Daraprim is a treatment Read more »

toxoplasmosis and starting HIV treatment

I have just been diagnosed with toxo and HIV.My CD4 count is 5.Yet they tell me I cant start antiviral treatment for another 3 months
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
... While some people might be concerned that awakening your immune system by treating HIV might cause an over-reaction to the toxoplasmosis in your brain, I think waiting 3 months is too long. The toxoplasmosis meds can work quickly and I would... Read more »


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
...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 »


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 »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Toxoplasmosis

...used as an alternative drug for chronic suppressive therapy.     Table 2: Maintenance Therapy for Patients Diagnosed with Toxoplasmosis Sulfadiazine plus Pyrimethamine plus Folinic acid or TMP/SMX      500-1000 mg... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Toxoplasmosis personalidad y temblor. Otros síntomas incluyen convulsiones, problemas de coordinaciáon, y nausea. La toxoplasmosis es diagnosticada al analizar anticuerpos contra el toxoplasma gondii . Las mujeres embarazadas que contraen toxoplasmosis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...counts below 100. The exact rate is hard to know because PML is difficult to diagnose. Most cases of PML used to be fatal. People diagnosed with PML lived an average of 6 months, and most died within 2 years. However, if people with PML start... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

... Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing MCMD and HAD Treatment for MCMD and HAD Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The Read more »
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please read, need advice

Posted by abitsad, 3 Replies
...all the new advances, he may have a 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... Read more »

questions for someone just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend of 4 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS. He is un-insured/ undocumented and in the hospital(in Los Angeles) and is currently battling toxoplasmosis. He has Read more »


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 diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...later, the doctor called me in to tell me that my world was falling apart. He, in fact, is positive. Now I have learned that toxoplasmosis caused the seizure and that he have AIDS, not HIV. I've been tested, but am too scared to listen to the... Read more »