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How To Fix OIs

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Opportunistic Infections

What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses. When our immune system is working, it controls these germs. But when the immune system is weakened by HIV disease or by some medications, these germs can get out of control and cause health...
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Stopping meds for 15 days

I am going to stop meds for 15 days, because I am travelling to a country that will send me back home right away if they "detect" me. My question is how risky can this be for my health? Will I feel anything in those 15 days?I am presently with...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I will assume that you will take my suggestions below and discuss them with your doctor, as he or she may have important information in your case that I lack.It's great that you are looking ahead to this temporary drug holiday and asking the... Read more »

Drug Resistance

Okayy i have been HIV+ for about 16 years and have for the past 3 years fallen to resistance to ALL the meds out there , i have been told even though one may be totally resistant to meds its better to be on something than nothing so its been almost...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Drug resistance is one of the biggest problems we face today, particularly in those of us who have been positive for many years and extensively treated with a variety of drugs in the past. So, aside form continuing to push pharmaceutical... Read more »
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
PCP and candida esophagitis. Read more »

will antivirals make oi's dissapear

will antivirals boost a persons cd4 cells from a low 75 to above 200 if so will oi's dissapear.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
As T cell counts rise, the probability of getting a new OI (or relapse of a prior OI) decreases. Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets and... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

This article was originally written in February 2005. Table of Contents What is Immune Reconstitution? How does HIV Damage the Immune System? Monitoring the Health of the Immune System Using HIV Drugs to Restore Immune Function ... Read more »
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Success and happiness are NOT allowed

Posted by Lovinlife, 4 Replies
I previously tried to put up a post asking people to share anything positive or good that is going on in their life. I think it's just as important to see as the posts about people's struggles. I got shot down in a very mean fashion for my post. ... Read more »

WHO guidelines/ WBC count/ OI's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Questions: 1. Does anyone know what is WHO window period guidelines? 2. Do WBC count drop during primary infections - say like 10 days - 2 weeks post infection. By WBC count drop, does it mean total leucocyte count or only lymphocytes count. This I... Read more »

Are there any long lerm POZ folks around

Posted by rickincattco, 18 Replies
Hello again it is I. I have been reading the boards and i have noticed alot of the folks on here are recently diagnosed or within the past couple of years. I think that is wonderful that they are seeking info right away. It took me thirteen years to... Read more »

22 months of negative tests but still positive

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 5 Replies
Ok guys now I am freaking out again I just got a call from the Immunology Dept of all children's Hospital and they think I might have PCP they want copies of all 9 elisa and both viral load tests I got along with a copy of the NAT I took. because... Read more »