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How To Treat Meningitis When You Have Hiv

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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 »

HIV infection?

My wife tested positive in 1996. Initial test showed with 800cd4 and <3500 viral load. No known exposure to HIV. On Sustiva and combivir regular chkups with 800-1000 cd4 and undetectable virus. Stopped meds March 08. Admitted to hospital March 09...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Standard pathologic evaluation would not directly see HIV in a lymph node (would need specialized testing such as in situ hybridization-research tool). KH Read more »

rash with meds after needle stick

I am currently on a combination of Combivir and Reyatz after being stuck by a needle at work. The patient had a viral load of 25,000 and was being evaluated for Cryptococcal meningitis (-). The patient has never been treated with any meds for his...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...rash, I can not provide any advice about what to do with your meds. Not to be alarming, but rash can also occur during acute HIV infection. A viral load can be done to rule out this unlikely event.DW 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 »
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 »
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 »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or Grave's disease, may become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or cytomegalovirus Crytococcal meningitis, or Cryptococcus Eosinophilic folliculitis Hepatitis B and C Herpes, or HSV Herpes zoster, or Shingles,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopia, Pfizer in Partnership to Provide Free Drugs to AIDS Patients

...that US drug maker Pfizer has signed a partnership agreement with Ethiopia to provide Diflucan -- used to treat cryptococcus meningitis and esophageal candidiasis infections -- free to AIDS patients. Pfizer will provide more than 50,000 Diflucan... 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 »