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The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People View the chart below or download a PDF version (70KB) . Bartlett, J.G. & Gallant, J.E. (2002). Management of opportunistic infections and other complications of HIV infection. Medical Management of HIV Infection, Online Edition: Retrieved June 2003 from www.hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/book_toc.html . Castro, K.G. et. al. (1993). 1993 revised classification system...
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Opportunistic infections with HIV

What explains the differences in the incidence of opportunistic infections in clients with HIV?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No one knows for certain but it's probably due to inherent differences in the disease-causing ability ("pathogenicity") of the organism. TB is virulent enough to cause disease in people with normal immune systems, but another mycobacterium, MAC,... Read more »

Is hepC now considered an opportunistic infection in those with HIV?

Hi Dr., I just came across this on the web and wondered if it's true (considered an o.i.) and what do you think of calling it one? "Many HIV positive patients have 'stable' HIV disease due to the widespread use of HAART (highly active antiretroviral...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, it is true that we included hep C in the guidelines for treatment and prevention, but technically speaking, the definition of AIDS is set by the CDC and hep C is not included. That may be because the classic definition of an OI is an infection... Read more »

opportunistic infection

Is appendicitis more common in HIV+ than neg. and can it be considered an opportunistic infection in someone that is HIV+
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Appendicitis is not related to HIV and is not an opportunistic infection. Read more »

Opportunistic infections

Are opportunistic infections common in people who take their medications with perfect adherence? I have been posative for about 7 years and my viral load is undetectable and my t-cells have remained steady never dropping below 600. I have been on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...keeping your adherence levels very high (perfect?). Adherence is one of the most important elements of successful treatment of HIV infection. I agree with your doctor that you should not get sick from HIV infection. Good luck! Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

The Most Common Opportunistic Infections in Women With HIV

...materialsthat Dawn Averitt, a member of the editorial advisory board of AIDSCare , developed for Project Inform. The Most Common Opportunistic Infections in Women WithHIV Infection Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...of America, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the PediatricInfectious Disease Society. The new guidelines apply to 23 opportunistic infectious diseases. A panel ofmore than 30 government and non-government pediatric HIV and infectious... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contribution of non-adherence and drug failure. AIDS 2000;14:2559-66. 51. Wolff AJ, O'Donnell AE. Pulmonary manifestations of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Chest 2001;120:1888-93. 52. Kovacs JA, Hiemenz JW,... Read more »
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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. Thanks, Nate Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 Read more »

Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would you say that a reoccuring itchy rash on the lower back/base of spine (large(ish), flat, red and very itchy) 5-6 months after possible exposure (protected vaginal sex with a sex worker) was anything to worry about? I have shown my Doctor and... Read more »

THE TRUTH ABOUT TESTING

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the bodies best defenses against the HIV virus. Without these antibodies to keep the virus in check, the body will be showing Opportunistic Infections shortly their after. I strongly disagree with some of the experts that say the (ELISA) test is... Read more »