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Opportunistic Infections And Cancer With Aids

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The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

... Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type
Ask the Experts

AIDS social solutions project

1. Why don't people use proper prevention equippment?2. Does HIVAIDS affect any other part of the body other than the immune system?3. Why haven't I heard about AIDS prevention and transmission until I started this project? 4. Is there still a risk...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...infects the cells of the immune system (commonly called the white blood cells). HIV's impairment of the immune system leads to opportunistic infections and cancers (AIDS) that can have pervasive effects on different systems of the body: nervous,... Read more »

aids and hiv

what is the overall difference between hiv and aids?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, which is an illness that presents with opportunistic infections, certain types of cancer (Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma), neurological signs and other symptoms, like weight loss, diarrhea, and Read more »

Opportunistic infections HPV

At what stage of HIV/ Aids are OIs such as the HPV virus likely to become a problem?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...HPV-related problem you are talking about. HPV itself is not an opportunistic infection-- it is an STD that can happen to anyone, HIV- or HIV+, and mostly manifests itself as anogenital warts. While it is also true that the worst long-term... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections

I am HIV positif since March 1997,for the first period I was put on Crixivan etc ..then they switch me into Reyataz,Norvir and Truvada.I was doing fine but lately things have basically changed,pain all over my bones.(ears ,eyes and teeth are...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...are responding very well to your antiretroviral treatment.The physical symptoms you are having are not likely to be due to the HIV or complications of HIV. The cause is unclear, but if your doctors have examined you and not find a medical cause,... Read more »
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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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...American Cancer Society Guideline for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine use to prevent cervical cancer and its precursors. CA Cancer J Clin 2007;57:7-28. Koutsky LA, Koutsky LA, Ault KA, et al. Proof of principle study investigators: a... Read more »
The Body PRO

The 6th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

... The Body Covers: The 6th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois January 31 - February 4, 1999 Conference Summaries by Abstract and Read more »
The Body PRO

The 5th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

... The Body Covers: The 5th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Chicago, Illinois February 1-5, 1998 Conference Summaries The 5th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Read more »
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hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...patients, Non-HIV AIDS patients exhibit reduced numbers of CD4+ T-lymphocytes, and many Non-HIV AIDS patients have developed the opportunistic infections or otherwise rare cancers associated with AIDS. Non-HIV AIDS patients may comprise perhaps... Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?!

Posted by Anonymous
...patients, Non-HIV AIDS patients exhibit reduced numbers of CD4+ T-lymphocytes, and many Non-HIV AIDS patients have developed the opportunistic infections or otherwise rare cancers associated with AIDS. Non-HIV AIDS patients may comprise perhaps... Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...idiopathic CD4+ T lymphocytopenia, does anyone know what it is? it seems odd that people would have low t-cells without detection of HIV. Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous
...patients, Non-HIV AIDS patients exhibit reduced numbers of CD4+ T-lymphocytes, and many Non-HIV AIDS patients have developed the opportunistic infections or otherwise rare cancers associated with AIDS. Non-HIV AIDS patients may comprise perhaps... Read more »