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Malaria And Hiv Resistance

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Shortage of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Drugs in Ugandan District Could Lead to Treatment Interruption, Drug Resistance

A shortage of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria medications in Uganda's northern Gulu district could cause patients to interrupt treatment and lead to drug resistance, Paul Onek, Gulu director of health services, said recently, IRIN/ PlusNews ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Reduce Malaria Incidence in HIV-Positive Children by Providing Antibiotic, ITNs, Study Says

Researchers have managed to almost eliminate malaria incidence in a group of HIV-positive children by providing them with insecticide-treated nets and a daily dose of the low-cost antibiotic cotrimoxazole, according to a study presented on Tuesday... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibody That Helps Protect Women Against Pregnancy-Associated Malaria Not Present in HIV-Positive Women, Study Says

An antibody to pregnancy-associated malaria that is present in some women who have been pregnant more than once is not present in HIV-positive women, according to a study published in the May issue of PLoS Medicine , ANI/newKerala.com reports.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is Malaria an early symptom of HIV?

Hi, I fell ill with malaria a month and one week after I was possibly exposed to HIV? Is this an early symptom??...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,HIV and Malaria are two completely different infections (i.e. Malaria is <b>not</b> an early symptom of HIV). If you were at risk for HIV, it's a good idea to get tested at the three month point.Hope this... Read more »

Effect of Malaria on HIV POZ

Hi Doc,I live in the tropics. Our regular ailment is malaria from mosquito bites. I ave it from time to time, kindly tell me the effect on my HIV positive status? Does malaria treatment deplete the CD4 count? Thanks a million....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.HIV has an effect on malaria and malaria has an effect on HIV disease. I'll post a link below that discussed these relationships. It's important to treat both illnesses aggressively and to understand possible drug-drug interactions.... Read more »

HIV and Malaria prevention medication

Hello, just a question, I have plans to travel to Africa, I was recommended to take anti-malaria medications to prevent malaria infection while travelling. I take Combivir and Sustiva, is there a side effect or problem by taking an preventive...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many of the standard drugs like chloroquine or doxycycline or mefloquine are usually OK with your HIV meds. Which drugs need to be used depends on the region you are traveling to. KH... Read more »

Malaria and HIV False Positive

I have read that preexisting conditions can cause HIV false positive results. I was diagnosed HIV positive in 1991 and I have malaria as well. I have never been sick and continue to work 3 jobs. Is it psosible that I have been misdiagnosed?...
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
You don't indicate what tests were performed then that were positive and whether any such tests (particularly a HIV western blot) have been repeated, and whether your CD4 count and viral load have been monitored actively since.... Read more »
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Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Personal Perspective: Resisting Resistance

By Matt Sharp

Spring 2006

In a little over four months I will turn fifty. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 I never dreamed I'd reach forty. I've survived a long battle with HIV, and it has not been... Read more »

Drug Resistant HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hi

I just found out the strain of hiv i have is resistant to possibly a whole class of NRTIs and PIs..any experience with this for any of you? what could the options be for someone in my situation? I am still treatment naive.

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HIV resistent people

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
This is a follow up on someone else post. What if there are HIV resistaent people out there. Maybe those symptoms we had was a serosonverion but maybe our body had a little extra oomph and killed it off. You cant tell me the millions of people out... Read more »

BRoken Angel/HIV resistent people follow up.

Posted by Anonymous
Hi , i poosted about people being HIV resistent, I asked if anyone has heard of this. Im not trying to spread rumours or give out hope. The fact is out of 6 billion people you cant tell me straight in the eye not one person is resistent. I have been... Read more »