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Medications Used To Treat Opportunistic Infections Associated With Aids

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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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
An OI is one of a group of specific illnesses that occurs in people with damaged immune systems -- essentially, the germ that causes the OI is taking advantage of your weakened immunity, hence the term. Shingles is not an OI per se, since it occurs... Read more »

HIV Risk associated with treating wounded local nationals

Dr. Bob, I have to admit Im a bit upset you didnt answer my previous question. Was it because of the Republican thing? I hope not. If you must know, Im leaning towards a vote for Obama. Anyways, I just redeployed from Afghanistan and was exposed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Regarding not responding to your previous question, no it was not "the Republican thing." If anything I find Republicans need much, much, much more HIV and general sex education than non-Republicans. There are many reasons why I may... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections and Group Dynamics

I am not a physician, but I am currenly working with HIV + people in Malaysia, and I was wondering if you could answerthe following question for me. As is common in many western countries, the diagnosis of HIV + status often results in theinfected...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
It's a good question. Fortunately, people with HIV infection are rarely placed at risk by other people, whether HIV-infected or not. Most of the infections that cause problems are caused either by organisms that are everywhere but whichare... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections

I am HIV positif since March 1997,for the first period I was put on Crixivan etc ..then they switch me into Reyataz,Norvir and Truvada.I was doing fine but lately things have basically changed,pain all over my bones.(ears ,eyes and teeth are...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If your CD4 count is fine and your viral load is undetectable, then you are responding very well to your antiretroviral treatment.The physical symptoms you are having are not likely to be due to the HIV or complications of HIV. The cause is unclear,... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a risky situation approx 2 years ago. I have been relatively healthy since then but have become overcome with thoughts of hiv. Is it possible to have an opportunistic infection without having other symptoms. I have never had a fever, night... Read more »

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.

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I may have an opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm so grateful for this forum. I have not been diagnosed with HIV (yet?) but I did get a blood test today and will find out the results Friday (12/3). Here's why I'm concerned. Yesterday I went to my dentist for a routine teeth cleaning. I have... Read more »

Question for Dr Ryan: Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello Dr Ryan,
Thanks for taking some time to help us out in this forum. I sincerely appreciate it. After a high risk activity 2 years ago, followed by a very sick period with symptoms simliar to flu/mono 3-4 weeks later, I was convinced I had... Read more »