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Microsporidiosis Prevention

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

...surroundings . These free mature spores can infect new cells thus continuing the cycle. Geographic Distribution Microsporidia are being increasingly recognized as opportunistic infectious agents worldwide. Cases of microsporidiosis have been reported * in developed as well as in developing countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands,...
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microsporidiosis in kidney transplant

my wife had a kidney transplant in august 1999. developeda nasty CMV infection that was not resolved by iv ganciclovir. this precipitated a kidney rejection and she was treated with okt3 that really dropped her immune system.January 2000 she had a...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...or stronger. If her doctors can successfully manipulate her immune system by just the right amount, she may do OK with the microsporidiosis, but there is no way to know for sure. Read more »

Severe Foot Cramps

Dr. Bob,I have been HIV+/AIDS since November 2006. I have been on different medicines and finally have once that is successful. My CD4 has finally risen to 128 still undetecable but much better when it was only 25 last month. However, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Peripheral neuropathy can be a very annoying and incapacitating HIV-related condition. I'll reprint some information about peripheral neuropathy from the archives below. You might also request an evaluation from an HIV-knowledgeable... Read more »

Hip and finger tips (PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY)

Dear Doctor:I have been positive for only 3 years and I have never been on any HIV meds yet, but I may go on soon. I am at 411 T cells, 15% and 30k VL. I am taking Valtrex to keep shingles away, two anti histamines, amoxicillin for sore throat,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For issue #1, you want me to "please say it is not PN." OK, it's not PN. (You can read about HIV-related PN below.)For issue #2, that your hip discomfort "has gotten better with time" would argue against avascular necrosis. That gets worse with... Read more »

good labs no haart and neuropathy=/

I was recently diagnosed with PN. My symptoms day to day have ranged from mild with a hot pepper sensation in my feet, some numbness on part of a hand and one part of my shin to excruciating to the point I can't have shoes on and when I ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dapsone (for pneumocystis pneumonia, PCP) isoniazid (INH, for tuberculosis) metronidazole (Flagyl, for amoebic dysentery and microsporidiosis), and vincristine (Oncovin, for Kaposi's sarcoma -- KS -- and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). AZT, abacavir,... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...nutrient absorption. There has been a lot of progress in this area. However, two parasitic infections -- cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis -- are still extremely difficult to treat. Another approach is the use of nutritional supplements like... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

What Is PEPFAR? Drug Approval 5-Year Goals, Progress and Budgets The Bottom Line What Is PEPFAR? In 2003, the U.S. congress passed a bill to provide money to foreign governments to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

What Is a Vaccine? How Does a Vaccine Work? What's Different About AIDS Vaccines? How Are AIDS Vaccines Tested? How Close Are We to an AIDS Vaccine? What About People Who Are Already Infected? What Else Is Being Studied? ... Read more »
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Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
Hello I'm an outreach worker in Pierson, Florida and I'm looking for a Hispanic teen or adult who lives near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention... Read more »

resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
...esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than diflucan and nystatin,... Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »