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Meningitis And Aids

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Ask the Experts

AIDS and Cryptococcal Meningitis (CM)

Hello Doctor, Thank you for replying me earlier. My fiance was diagnosed with AIDS and CM 1.5 months ago and was put on amphotericin B+ Flucytocine for 2 weeks and then on Fluconazole. He is also taking Sulfa/meth and azythromycin. He started having...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...system can recover. Some of the effects he is experiencing (with the low blood counts) may be due to the treatment for his crypt meningitis (effects of amphotericin and 5FC on the bone marrow and kidneys). These may improve over time. If his... Read more »

Cryptococcal Meningitis and HIV

Hello, doctor: my husband was infected whith Cryptococcal Meningitis and I'm really concerned about... Read more »


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculous Meningitis: Multidrug-Resistant Disease Characterized in AIDS Patients

...clinical manifestations, bacteriologic characteristics, and outcomes for eight patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculous meningitis and AIDS." Despite receiving TB treatment, the patients, all diagnosed with MDR-TB, "developed meningitis as a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

... Pfizer's Prevnar 7 vaccine, which protects against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a Read more »
Women Alive

FDA Approves Drug for Cryptococcal Meningitis in HIV Patients

...July 5 (Reuters) -- The US Food and Drug Administration approved the antifungal drug AmBisome for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients, Fujisawa Healthcare Inc. and Gilead Sciences Inc. said Wednesday. Cryptococcal... Read more »
Project Inform

Cryptococcal Meningitis

... Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have Cryptococcal Meningitis? How to Treat It? Mild Cryptococcal Meningitis Moderate to Severe Cryptococcal Meningitis Other Treatments Other Complications Read more »
Connect With Others

aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom and it stayed up in side of her. I have had bad headaches the last 5 days or so and I am really stressed. Does aseptic menigitis present itself as headaches only, as my entire head hurts and it seems to run down my neck, I have had... Read more »

why all the disention?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...views, and that what makes human beings individual.That being said, this same "phenomemon" is what makes EACH INDIVIDUAL TESTING HIV ANTIBODY POSITIVE an individual case.There are just so many factors involved with each person as to how they will... Read more »

My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm really in a sad mood now. About 7 months ago my stepdad was diagnosed with cryptoccocal meningitis. Someone who has always been free-spirited, outgoing and energetic..he's now just in and out of the hospital on so much medication Read more »

Husband has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...stitched up. My husband had shingles in 2000, very badly and suffers still with PHN. In 2002 he was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis and then had an Aids test. What a shock that was to me and then to our grown/married kids. But how... Read more »