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Is Cryptosporidiosis Contagious

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AIDS InfoNet

Cryptosporidiosis

... What Is Cryptosporidiosis? Can Crypto Be Prevented? How Is Crypto Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis (crypto) is an infection caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium . A parasites gets its nutrients
Ask the Experts

cryptosporidiosis

What are symptoms of cryptosporidiosis in humans
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...folks! However, it can be more severe in folks with depressed or deficient immune systems. The chronic and fulminant form of cryptosporidiosis is seen almost exclusively in folks with CD4 counts less than 100.Does your having cryptosporidium mean... Read more »

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what is Crypto and MAC
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...the body, even bone.MAC is short for Mycobacterium avium complex, an organism similar to Mycobacterium tuberculosis but not contagious person to person. MAC can cause pneumonia or severe diarrhea associated with severe wasting. It has a tendency... Read more »

Spiramycin for cryptosporidiosis

Is spiramycin an effective treatment for AIDS-related cryptosporidiosis?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. Read more »

Can a person be "cured" of Hepatitus C, or will they always be contagious?

Can a person who previously had Hepatitus C go into what was termed "remission" and no longer be contagious?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That is the current thinking by many when the HCV viral load cannot be detected several months after successful treatment. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cryptosporidiosis Infection in Immunocompromised Persons

...been diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis. Should I worry about spreading the infection to others? Yes, Crypto can be very contagious. Infected individuals should follow these guidelines to avoid spreading Crypto to others. Wash... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...esophageal Cervical cancer, invasive Coccidioidomycosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Azithromycin (Zithromax)

...your health care provider about using azithromycin. Azithromycin is also used to treat toxoplasmosis (see Fact Sheet 517 ) and cryptosporidiosis (see Fact Sheet 502 ). Some people are allergic to azithromycin and similar antibiotics. Be sure to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...helps alleviate poor nutrient absorption. There has been a lot of progress in this area. However, two parasitic infections -- cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis -- are still extremely difficult to treat. Another approach is the use of... Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Hpv and protected sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

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...HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study Reuters Health 10.18.01 HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its Read more »