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Microsporidiosis Treatment

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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

... Disease Specific Recommendations Pneumocystis Pneumonia Toxoplasma gondii Encephalitis Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection and Disease Disseminated Mycobacterium avium Complex... Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Day three of treatment....

Posted by mspguy, 2 Replies
I have been taking the meds since Wednesday morning - Issentress in the AM and PM, and Truvada in the PM. Initally side effects were just an upset stomach with the Truvada, but nothing that eating raw vegetables would not cause : ). Feeling good... 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 »

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 »