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How To Treat Meningitis When You Are Hiv Positive

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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 Meningitis? Cryptococcus is a fungus. It is very common in the soil. It can get into your
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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 Read more »

Cryptococcal / Cryptococcal Meningitis

My incarcerated friend has HIV, t-cell ct 348, and no infections to date. Last week he received a positive test for the cyrptococcal microbe, and tho he is the "imate expert" on all sorts of current treatments, he has NO knowledge of this microbe,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...You are probably referring to Cryptococcus neoformans, the cause of cryptococcal meningitis. Cryptococcus is yeast or fungus which you get breathing it into your lungs. You can't really avoid it-- it's common in the soil Read more »

HIV Related Brain Impairment and a correlation with meningitis

I am British, living in rural middle England and have just started subscribing to The Body. Its easier to understand than some of our British equivalents. Forgive my peculiar terminology and spelling; having worked with Americans and Canadians I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...resume treatment, you would be wise to get expert advice on the most effective cocktails currently available.As for Cryptococcal meningitis, if you had had meningitis, you would surely have known it. You would have been extremely ill, with high... Read more »

AZT - Meningitis ?

T cells 500 ( was almost 800) viral load undectable. ( Was dectable until med switched in May.He is 38 anglo male was on his death bed in 1996 with only 49 tcells and fungus in his lungs and had chemo. These are my partners numbers.The reason for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...particularly since his viral load appears to have remained undetectable after the switch to Truvada. HIV generally doesn't cause a meningitis, but can certainly cause the related syndrome, encephalitis (encephalopathy).His spinal fluid analysis... Read more »
Project Inform

Cryptococcal Meningitis

... Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have Cryptococcal Meningitis? How to Treat It? Mild Cryptococcal Meningitis Moderate to Severe Cryptococcal Meningitis Other Treatments Other Complications Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...immune-compromised people, especially HIV-positive people with less than 100 CD4 cells, Cryptococcus can cause a serious infection called meningitis in the lining of the spinal cord and brain. If it is not treated correctly, cryptococcal... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...with a weak immune system may also be at risk for opportunistic infections of the CNS such as: Neurosyhpilis Cyrptococcal Meningitis Toxoplasmosis (Toxo) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Primary CNS lymphoma Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...range: under 100. See Fact Sheet 517 . Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that attacks the lungs, and can cause meningitis. CD4 cell range: Everyone with HIV who tests positive for exposure to TB should be treated. See Fact Sheet 518... Read more »
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Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...since we use efavirenz more than nevirapine. [In the few weeks I spent in Kiev, I saw more TB (including multiple cases of TB meningitis), cerebral toxoplasmosis and lactic acidosis than in all my years of medicine in the United States. BY] ... Read more »

why all the disention?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...factors involved with each person as to how they will handle hiv there really isen't a blanket rule of right or wrong as far a treating goes.Some people need the benefit of antivirals due to their individual situation, others can do well without,... Read more »

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 »