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Megace And Immunocompromised

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ALT in immunocompromised

Why is ALT in HCV sometimes "in range" in immunocompromised?Is there a clear correlation between ALT and liver damage?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The level of ALT reflects liver damage. However, it is important to realize that sometimes liver damage can exist with normal ALT - even in immunocompetent hosts. This has been well-described in patients with active hepatitis C (patients who are... Read more »

?Immunocompromised?

Hi Doc Can one make a generalization about the condition of someone immune system with the results... Read more »

?Immunocompromised?

Hi Doc HolodniyCan one make a generalization about the condition of someone immune system with the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cryptosporidiosis Infection in Immunocompromised Persons

Who might be immunocompromised or have a weakened immune system? What is cryptosporidiosis? What are the symptoms of cryptosporidiosis? How long after infection do symptoms appear? How long will symptoms last? How does... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Treating Pneumonia in the Immunocompromised

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports on updated recommendations for the use of pneumonia vaccination in people who are immunocompromised , including people with HIV, in its October 12, 2012 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention of Cryptosporidiosis in Immunocompromised Persons

You can reduce your risk of getting Crypto. The more steps you take, the less likely you are to get infected. These actions will also help protect you against other diseases. Following all the recommendations in this fact sheet can be a great... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

me-JES-trole Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Other Name(s): Acetato de megestrol, Megestrol Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an... Read more »
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I'm scared

Posted by Anonymous
I am really scared. I have Fibromyalgia and nerological defects. I went into the doctor's office Mon. with a case of oral thrush. I didn't know what it was. Next thing I knew I had a counselor talking to me about AIDS testing. It appartantly is the... Read more »

I'm scared

Posted by Anonymous

I am really scared. I have Fibromyalgia and nerological defects. I went into the doctor's office Mon. with a case of oral thrush. I didn't know what it was. Next thing I knew I had a counselor talking to me about AIDS testing. It appartantly is the... Read more »

Angular cheilitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it Angular cheilitis a syntom of HIV Read more »

WIndow period?!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Howdy,

All this talk of whether the window period is 6 or 12 weeks is confusing me lol. As I understand it, 95-99% of infected individuals will test positive by 6 weeks - so it is recommended to get tested at 3 months to confirm that you are not in... Read more »