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How To Treat Opportunistic Infections When You Have Hiv

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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 infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type
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Hiv with Throat Cancer (LATE DIAGNOSIS OF HIV AND RESULTING OPPORTUNISTIC COMPLICATIONS, 2010)

Hi, My father was diagnosed with Throat Cancer in lymph nodes year ago and treatment had gone well and it was well in control. But the infection's started to occur in his mouth and this had doctor's check for him for HIV. And the dreaded news came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...allow him time to heal up from his various opportunistic complications. Antiretroviral therapy and prophylaxis against common opportunistic infections, while treating the infections and malignancies identified so far, should be step one. Close... Read more »

histoplasmosis/fatigue

HELLO Dr. BOB!I wish you were my Doc. 1 year ago i started having high fevers, was treated with antibiotics, tested for everything, and was released. The test for histo came back negative.5 months ago i started having very high fevers again, ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...MAC, and still others are targeting HIV. Will your CD4 count go up? Hopefully. The goal here is to successfully treat all your opportunistic infections and your HIV. Luckily, your HIV viral load is undetectable. Hopefully, your MAC responded to... Read more »

what is an opportunistic infection?

Hello. I have a couple of questions. My first is, What, exactly, is an opportunistic infection? I mean, does the fact that I am HIV+ make any malady I may have (be it the flu or shingles or whatever)an O.I.? Also, as I did recently (several days...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...since it occurs in otherwise normal, healthy people, but is often a sign that your immunity is waning. It does not have to be treated with antivirals, but may resolve more quickly if it is. HIV+s that develop "ordinary" infections, like colds... Read more »

Mental health and HIV

I have a few questions about HIV. First of all, can it affect your mental health? Also, if someone has HIV and they are being treated is it enevitable that they are going to develop AIDS and eventually die from it?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...with today's treatments. An effective HAART regimen can help to prevent many of the complications of HIV infection, such as opportunistic infections. We know that HAART prolongs and improves the lives of people with HIV infection. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and CDC have developed guidelines for treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs) among adults and adolescents infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...diseases. These diseases, which ordinarily do not cause problems for people with fully functioning immune systems, are known as opportunistic infections. HIV-associated opportunistic infections are a leading cause of hospitalization and death... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines for HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections

... The first complete update in five years of the U.S. guidelines for preventing and treating HIV-associated opportunistic infections has been released by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
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Esophagitis as opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am wonering if anyone can tell me if Esophagitis can occur within 1st year of acquiring HIV infection. Please, I am extremely scared and I would appericiate an answer. Thanks, Nate Read more »

HIV------AIDS???????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...DEVELOPE AIDS ... WELL MY QUESTION IS LET SAY HAD HIV AND DIDNT EVEN KNOW AND THEN I GOT AIDS BECAUSE I DIDNT DO ANY MEDICAL TREATMENT FROM HIV BECAUSE I DIDNT KNOW. HOW WOULD I KNOW I HAVE AIDS??? HOW LONG DOES HIV TAKE TO BECOME AIDS... Read more »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...patients, Non-HIV AIDS patients exhibit reduced numbers of CD4+ T-lymphocytes, and many Non-HIV AIDS patients have developed the opportunistic infections or otherwise rare cancers associated with AIDS. Non-HIV AIDS patients may comprise perhaps... Read more »