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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cryptococcosis

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...(dysphagia) Often diagnosed via gastrointestinal endoscopy Possible in anyone who has thrush and a low CD4 cell count Treatment: Systemic therapy with azoles, fluconazole is generally used Cryptococcosis The fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is very common. It is found in soil and bird droppings. While most people have been exposed to this fungus, they generally have immune systems that are healthy enough to prevent ...
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How long after PEP will the medication be completely out of my system

Thank you for your amazing website!Upon successful completion on the 28th day of PEP (and stopping all my potent PEP medication) how long does it take the body to completely "get rid of" all the toxic medicine from my blood stream?When can I expect...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello; thanks for your post and comments.The precise answer to your question depends on which drugs you were prescribed.In general, most HIV medications are gone from the body in 2-4 days after the last dose. As for body functions, one can hope... Read more »

I'm unfortunately a long long time reader.

Hello Dr.I have worried and obsessed about the possibility of being hiv+ for almost 10 years of my life. I'm not one of those people that keep getting tested though...I'm much stupider than that. I never got tested...the thought paralyzes me with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

How long does shingles scars last?

I recently went through an outbreak of shingles... Its been 2.5 months and the scars are there as is the slight itchy sensation and burns from time to time... I am taking atripla as well... How long will this scar last? Well going to a tanning bed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...both scarring and ongoing post-herpetic neuropathy. Duration of those symptoms is highly variable but in some cases can last a long time and be very symptomatic (fortunately more often the symptoms abate). Your case sounds worrisome for a... Read more »

A Long Term, Long Sleeping Survivor

Dear Dr. Bob,It's been a long time since I've visited this site, but you're obviously still doing the same great job. You deserve all the accolades and kudos received from all of your readers - me included!Quick background: probably HIV+ since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a pain in the ass, literally and figuratively. Unless you're into pain, I can't really see why anyone uses this approach any longer. The patches are OK, if you don't mind that "large band-aid fashion" look. I definitely recommend the gel -... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. When CD4 cells multiply to fight an infection, they also make more copies of HIV. When someone is infected with HIV for a long time, the number of CD4 cells they have (their CD4 cell count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...so developing resistance to one is likely to result in some level of resistance to the other (cross-resistance). Rifabutin belongs to a different class of drugs, so there should be no cross-resistance between rifabutin and either azithromycin or... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...trachea, or lungs Candidiasis, esophageal Cervical cancer, invasive Coccidioidomycosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptosporidiosis

...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... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

How long...?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
can HIV live in a syrindge? Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »