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How To Manage Meningitis When You Are Hiv Positive

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diagonized as TB meningitis and started DOTS treatment in HIV +

my father is Hiv positive, his CD4 is 74, he is having severe headache and recently admitted in hospital with high fever and immediate memory loss. but now he has started ART drugs ( stauvidine + efeviarence) and DOTS treatment for TB. but still now...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treating severe TB and HIV/AIDS at the same time can be a challenge but numerous studies and clinical experience support the approach of aggressive TB treatment Read more »

Cryptococcal Meningitis and HIV

Hello, doctor: my husband was infected whith Cryptococcal Meningitis and I'm really concerned about... Read more »

Meningitis but not HIV?

So I had unprotected oral sex with a man (receiving). Then, I start having panic attacks. Get a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

... Pfizer's Prevnar 7 vaccine, which protects against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a Read more »
Women Alive

FDA Approves Drug for Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV Patients

...July 5 (Reuters) -- The US Food and Drug Administration approved the antifungal drug AmBisome for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients, Fujisawa Healthcare Inc. and Gilead Sciences Inc. said Wednesday. Cryptococcal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculous Meningitis: Multidrug-Resistant Disease Characterized in AIDS Patients

...manifestations, bacteriologic characteristics, and outcomes for eight patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculous meningitis and AIDS." Despite receiving TB treatment, the patients, all diagnosed with MDR-TB, "developed meningitis as a terminal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

... What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? How Is Meningitis Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptococcal Read more »
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aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom and it stayed up in side of her. I have had bad headaches the last 5 days or so and I am really stressed. Does aseptic menigitis present itself as headaches only, as my entire head hurts and it seems to run down my neck, I have had... Read more »

My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm really in a sad mood now. About 7 months ago my stepdad was diagnosed with cryptoccocal meningitis. Someone who has always been free-spirited, outgoing and energetic..he's now just in and out of the hospital on so much medication Read more »

refusing meds

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...have you changed your mind since? why do people refuse to be put on meds..because of the side effects? do they believe that HIV meds cant make a differnce, or is more of "if i take the pill it means i am 'officially' sick". please excuse my... Read more »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
...my psyciatrist said that aseptic meningitis gives you a neck so stiff that you cant move. so stiff that the person could lay on one chair and put their head on another Read more »