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Most Common Opportunistic Infection Seen In Children With Hiv

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...AIDS? Someone can be infected with HIV for many years with no signs of disease, or only mild-to-moderate symptoms Someone is said to have AIDS when he or she has a substantially-weakened immune system or develops certain opportunistic infections (OIs) common to AIDS How Is HIV Spread? HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen ("cum") and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal...
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treatment of infant aids

Is repeated (monthly )blood transfusion a treatment for an infant w AIDS or HIV symptoms.A child has preseted w several opportunistic infections including swollen lymph nodes and low white blood cell count is this symptomatic of rapid aids? Is blood...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...se, but rather for low blood counts (anemia)-- a common complication among those infected with HIV.Having a low WBC count and opportunistic infections is suggestive of rapid disease (as often occurs among children infected with HIV); the question... Read more »

hiv positive couple

My husband and i are both Hiv+, our CD4 count are both below 250, we recently developed skin infections, we are not on ante retrovirals, but we would like to find out if it is possible for us to have a child? We would like your honest opinion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your current problems and get you started on combination therapy. You may also need prophylaxis against common HIV-associated opportunistic infections, such as PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia); depending on how low your CD4 count has dropped.... Read more »

opportunistic infection and care givers

What is the probability of an HIV person becoming a carrier of opportunistic infections such as pneumonia, thrush,and Epstein-Barr? There are two small children, under two years of age, who have been ill with ear infections, sinus...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Opportunistic infections occur because the person's damaged immune system cannot cope with various germs that are usually not harmful to others who are Read more »

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 »
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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. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines for HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections

... The first complete update in five years of the U.S. guidelines for preventing and treating HIV-associated opportunistic infections has been released by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...zud4@cdc.gov . Summary This report updates and combines earlier versions of guidelines for the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs) in HIV-infected adults (i.e., persons aged > 18 years) and adolescents (i.e.,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in Children

...toprevent PCP and other diseases. Can PCP be prevented? Yes. The best drug for preventing PCP(as well as other HIV-related opportunistic infections, such as toxoplasmosisand severe bacterial infections) istrimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole... 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 »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. People diagnosed with AIDS may get life-threatening diseases called opportunistic infections, which are caused by microbes such as viruses or bacteria that usually do not make healthy people... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...years ago. I have been relatively healthy since then but have become overcome with thoughts of hiv. Is it possible to have an opportunistic infection without having other symptoms. I have never had a fever, night sweats or other syptoms on the... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...up. He was unaware of my dodgy sexual encounter. The lab results from a skin scrape were inconclusive. If he didn't mention HIV does that mean that he couldn't have thought it was anything to do with it? Also, how long after infection with HIV... Read more »