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How Long Does Cryptosporidiosis Last

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AIDS InfoNet

Cryptosporidiosis

...contaminated food or water, or direct contact with an infected person or animal. About 15% to 20% of people with AIDS are infected with crypto. Only some of these infections lead to serious disease. Crypto causes a lot of diarrhea, along with nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. In people with healthy immune systems, these symptoms do not last more than about a week. See Fact Sheet 554 for more information on diarrhea. However, the...
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cryptosporidiosis

What are symptoms of cryptosporidiosis in humans
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are infected with crypto. Only some of these infections lead to serious disease.AdvertisementCrypto causes a lot of diarrhea, along with nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. In people with healthy immune systems, these symptoms do not last more... Read more »

HIV (Aids)

What are the types of infection that HIV(Aids) can cause?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...histoplasmosis, coccidiomycosis, pneumocystis), parasites (toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis), etc, etc.... The list is very long because it is a matter of the state of the immune system and what the person may have been exposed to...you become... Read more »

follow up bi guy with crypto

ok well got tested it was neg it was the rapid 10 min elisa i guess i should say woo hoo but still kinda scared should i shell out the money for the pcr test does it mean that the last guy i was with was pos i think i got crypto from him cuz things...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...do not last more than about a week. See Fact Sheet 554 for more information on diarrhea. However, crypto may continue for a long time if the immune system is damaged. This usually happens with CD4 cell counts below 300. If you have HIV, and... Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test.There is no vaccine to prevent HIV infection and no cure for AIDS. There are treatments that can keep infected people healthy longer and prevent diseases that people with AIDS often get. Research is ongoing. HIV slowly makes an infected... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cryptosporidiosis Infection in Immunocompromised Persons

...or have a weakened immune system? What is cryptosporidiosis? What are the symptoms of cryptosporidiosis? How long after infection do symptoms appear? How long will symptoms last? How does cryptosporidiosis affect you... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cryptosporidiosis: A Guide for Persons with HIV/AIDS

...ofinfected persons, or touching the stool of infected animals, ortouching soil or objects contaminated with stool. You can alsoget a cryptosporidium infection by drinking water contaminatedwith stool or eating food contaminated with stool. What... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...appetite. It is a synthetic form of a substance found in marijuana. Medications that fight nausea can also help. AIDS activists have long urged the legalization of marijuana. It reduces nausea and stimulates the appetite. In the late 1990s,... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and... Read more »
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