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How Long Does Toxoplasmosis Last

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Toxoplasmosis

What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is an infection caused by the single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii . A parasite lives inside another living organism (the host) and takes all of its nutrients from the host. The most common illness caused by toxo is an infection of the brain (encephalitis). Toxo can also infect other parts of the body. Toxo can lead to coma and death. The risk of toxo is highest when your CD4 cell (T-cell) counts...
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toxoplasmosis meds

how long does a person usualy take toxoplasmosis meds. I had toxoplasmosis in Nov. of 2007 my t cell count was 130 and still taking the meds for it, And still having mri's done to check things Just wondered how long it usualy takes before its...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

The usual length of acute treatment for toxoplasma encephalitis is about a year with some patients requiring long term (secondary) prophylaxis with a much simpler regimen. With the advances on HIV therapy, recent studies have shown that it is... Read more »

toxoplasmosis treatment

I would like to know which is the actual treatment of cerebral toxoplasmosis and how long is it?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If the person with toxo has HIV/AIDS, then treatment is lifelong-- unless the person has an excellent response to anti-HIV therapy with a big and sustained increase in CD4 cells. In that case, many experts might consider stopping chronic... Read more »

Toxoplasmosis

My wife had toxoplasmosis 15 year ago but She has not HIV what can I do....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
She should not be concerned if she had toxoplasmosis a long time ago and is HIV-negative.... 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
In general, this seems like not a great idea. 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... Read more »
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Toxoplasmosis

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 is kalicrow@hotmail.com! thanks again!

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Long-time v. Newer Positive Status

Posted by Since4Ever, 1 Reply
There was a question of what was the hardest part of living with a virus.

I'm interested in how people feel about it who seroconverted after it was known what it was and how to avoid it versus those who seroconverted before it was identified.

I have a... Read more »

Long term Nonprogressors

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am loooking to see if anyone is or knows a long term nonprogressors. Please contact me: bellasurfer311@yahoo.com

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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 »