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Medications Used To Treat Opportunistic Infections Associated With Aids

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

...in southern California and was likely due to dirt and dust in the air. Most problematic in Kern and Tulare counties and San Joaquin Valley in California. Cryptococcosis, outside the lungs Fungal infection. Found in soil, associated with bird droppings in the soil. Likely passed through the air or wind, not person to person. Avoid handling birds, even as pets, and avoid areas with lots of bird droppings. Cryptosporidiosis with diarrhea...
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hiv positive couple

My husband and i are both Hiv+, our CD4 count are both below 250, we recently developed skin infections, we are not on ante retrovirals, but we would like to find out if it is possible for us to have a child? We would like your honest opinion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your current problems and get you started on combination therapy. You may also need prophylaxis against common HIV-associated opportunistic infections, such as PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia); depending on how low your CD4 count has dropped.... Read more »

Lethargy Relief Possible for MAC/PCP & associated meds?

My partner spent 19 days in hospital for PCP(released Sept. 27). His CD4 count was 5 and no previous knowledge of HIV/AIDS. Currently taking 1 PCP med, 3 MAC meds, 1 vitamin and 1 med for skin bumps...assumed variant of childhood chickenpox or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can cause a variety of complications such as fever and anemia. (You can read more about MAC in the archives.) These too can be associated with fatigue and lethargy. A second potential cause would be a medication side effect or toxicity. There is... Read more »

baby due and anemic

i am 37 weeks pregnant and want to know the tested and known treatments for babies just born from and hiv + mother is it standard to give azt drugs to a newborn ,or is the bactrum treatment just as effective????if the baby is negative why would they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antibiotic and not helpful in preventing or treating HIV disease. Bactrim is helpful in the prevention and treatment of some opportunistic infections associated with AIDS, including PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia).Regarding anemia in the... Read more »

HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS

Assuming HIV is the cause of AIDS (and assuming the CDC didn't botch the HIV=AIDS definition), then what is the cause of HIV-Negative AIDS (idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia)?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...agent, as there is no clustering or evidence of spread from contact evaluations. 2. The most common opportunistic infections associated with ICL are cryptococcosis, molluscum and histoplasmosis. In general, folks with ICL have fewer OIs than... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
HIV Education Prison Project

HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections in Adults and Adolescents in the Era of HAART

... Table of Contents Introduction An Overview of Opportunistic Infections Immune Reconstitution Tuberculosis Correctional-Specific Issues Relative to the Prevention and Treatment of OIs Self-Administered Read more »
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The 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

...Structured Cyclic Antiretroviral Therapy Interruption in Chronic Infection May Induce Immune Responses Against HIV-1 Antigens Associated with Spontaneous Drop in Viral Load STEP Conference Coverage Hear the Lectures from The 7th... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Should i Start medication???

Posted by coconyc, 3 Replies
...Hi im Coco from nyc I though the benefit or getting tested its to find out the virus in a early time so u can get a good treatment that prolong ur life in a better condition, i got my first results a month ago and i got CD4:276 and VL: 3616, so... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. People diagnosed with AIDS may get life-threatening diseases called opportunistic infections, which are caused by microbes such as viruses or bacteria that usually do not make healthy people... Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 one percent of all AIDS patients. While the majority of... Read more »