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Opportunistic Infection Risk And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses. When our
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HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of contracting both at same time higher than e.g. those of getting HIV alone?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is a good question although there aren't very good data on this topic. Some information suggests that HIV infected patients have higher levels of HCV virus in their blood. However, it is not clear that this translates into a higher Read more »

aids or hiv

if aids is considered to be a t cell count of less than 200 and you are at 20 and get it back up to 200 or higher what does that mean?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...you don't and just have HIV infection. The point of this benchmark CD4 count is below 200, people are at significant risk for opportunistic infections. When your count is sufficiently above 200, your risk of these infections goes down... Read more »

my opportunistic infection which is 99.9999999999% hiv

I read all your responses and I think you are an angel for doing this work. My case is the following, I had sex with somebody hiv+ who cut my penis in a few places during oral sex and than smeared me with his precum. I know that the risk is there. I...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
...While I understand your concern about HIV, the test results you report are re-assuring. I think it is worth being sure this is not another type of viral infection. Infection Read more »

HIV Infection Risks??

Please comment on some issues that I am concerned about. What is the risk ofHIV infection thru getting a hair cut? If it exists, what would be expected level of preventativepractices for hair care workers? What is the risk of infection thru eating...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your questions.HIV is NOT transmitted through any form of casual contact, including gettinga haircut, working in a kitchen, using bathrooms etc. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Opportunistic Infection in the HAART Era Among HIV-Infected Latinos Born in the United States Compared to Latinos Born in Mexico and Central America

...current study evaluated data on 803 HIV-positive Latinos in Los Angeles to determine differences in risk for specific and total opportunistic infections (OI) by country of origin. Using data from the Adult/Adolescent Spectrum of HIV Disease... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Illicit Drug Users Have Increased Risk for Opportunistic Infections, Death, Study Says

... HIV-positive users of cocaine and heroine have an increased risk for opportunistic infections and death compared with HIV-positive nonusers, according to a study published in the January 4 on-line edition of the American Read more »
Brown Medical School

Prevention of Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in Those With HIV Infection

...vaccination. In areas endemic for histoplasmosis, HIV-infected prisoners should avoid activities that are associated with an increased risk for infection with this organism. Examples include cleaning or remodeling old buildings, disturbing the... Read more »
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hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok a few hours ago i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid. i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there... Read more »

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 »

Risk of Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the 16th - 20th. No obvious rash - no obvious swellings - albeit an itchy jawline. What is my risk of being infected with HIV? Should I be tested? Please answer - since then I have been really stressed and afraid. Read more »

Question for Dr Ryan: Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...years ago, followed by a very sick period with symptoms simliar to flu/mono 3-4 weeks later, I was convinced I had contracted HIV. However, I have had 7 different HIV-1 antibody tests since then, (most recent with test kit from Genetic Systems... Read more »