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How Long Do Opportunistic Infections Last

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

... Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List
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Help! I am having opportunistic infections

Dr. Conway:Are ARS symptoms lasting for more than 5 weeks and can they come gradually? I have started having a sore throat and white tongue 3 weeks after unprotected vaginal contacts with a HIV+ male, after that I had muscle and joint pains for the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Dear Anna:The symptoms you describe can be seen with acute HIV infection but are certainly not specific for it. Your doctor is right that the negative HIV antibody test at this stage is a good sign. You might consider having a test for HIV itself... Read more »

Opportunistic infections HPV

At what stage of HIV/ Aids are OIs such as the HPV virus likely to become a problem?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...that can happen to anyone, HIV- or HIV+, and mostly manifests itself as anogenital warts. While it is also true that the worst long-term outcomes of HPV, anorectal and cervical cancer, can also happen to people that are HIV-, they are more... Read more »

what is an opportunistic infection?

Hello. I have a couple of questions. My first is, What, exactly, is an opportunistic infection? I mean, does the fact that I am HIV+ make any malady I may have (be it the flu or shingles or whatever)an O.I.? Also, as I did recently (several days...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
An OI is one of a group of specific illnesses that occurs in people with damaged immune systems -- essentially, the germ that causes the OI is taking advantage of your weakened immunity, hence the term. Shingles is not an OI per se, since it occurs... Read more »

Is hepC now considered an opportunistic infection in those with HIV?

Hi Dr., I just came across this on the web and wondered if it's true (considered an o.i.) and what do you think of calling it one? "Many HIV positive patients have 'stable' HIV disease due to the widespread use of HAART (highly active antiretroviral...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...We included hep C in the Guidelines because it is also true that now that we have decent therapy for HIV, people are living long enough to develop significant problems from their hep C. You can still try to list hep C as a gambit for obtaining... Read more »
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Immune Boost: Opportunistic Infections in the Era of HAART: A Report from the 4th Conference on Retroviruses

...increase short-term survival in people withAIDS. A significant amount of data reported at the 4th Conference onRetroviruses and Opportunistic Infections earlier this year documented thatHAART also has a profound effect on a myriad of AIDS-related... Read more »
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The 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

... The Body Covers: The 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, California January 30 - February 2, 2000 Conference Summaries Reports and Related Read more »
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Highlights of the 5th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

...The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, which attracts more than 3,000 experts on HIV disease from around the globe, has come to be regarded as the most important scientific Read more »
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The 6th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

... The Body Covers: The 6th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois January 31 - February 4, 1999 Conference Summaries by Abstract and Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...inconclusive. If he didn't mention HIV does that mean that he couldn't have thought it was anything to do with it? Also, how long after infection with HIV would someone be open to opportunisitic skin infections like what I have mentioned? Any... Read more »

Esophagitis as opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am wonering if anyone can tell me if Esophagitis can occur within 1st year of acquiring HIV infection. Please, I am extremely scared and I would appericiate an answer. Thanks, Nate Read more »

scary stat on hiv & death--makes u wanna not test.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...check this...-- AIDS patients got both good and bad news on the long-term survival front. A federal report released in March found AIDS patients diagnosed in 1995 lived an average of nearly four Read more »

Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a risky situation approx 2 years ago. I have been relatively healthy since then but have become overcome with thoughts of hiv. Is it possible to have an opportunistic infection without having other symptoms. I have never had a fever, night... Read more »