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Opportunistic Infections Associated With Aids

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AIDS always = AIDS?

This may sound like a stupid question, but if a person's T-cells are below 200, and they go on medications that raise their T-cell count, are they still considered to have AIDS, or are they now only HIV+? Thanks for your help!
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
...Biologically, if the immune system has recovered with HAART, then a person would not be at risk for opportunistic infections associated with having AIDS and low t cells (which is the more important issue). Read more »

Oppurtunistic Infections

...What would you say are the 6 most common opportunistic infections associated with AIDS? Read more »

baby due and anemic

i am 37 weeks pregnant and want to know the tested and known treatments for babies just born from... Read more »
Articles
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 »
HIV Education Prison Project

HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections in Adults and Adolescents in the Era of HAART

... Table of Contents Introduction An Overview of Opportunistic Infections Immune Reconstitution Tuberculosis Correctional-Specific Issues Relative to the Prevention and Treatment of OIs Self-Administered Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Table 6. Treatment of AIDS-Associated Opportunistic Infections Among Adults

...(e.g.,dexamethasone) should beadministered when clinically indicatedfor treatment of mass effect attributedto focal lesions or associated edema(BIII) and discontinued as soon asclinically feasible Anticonvulsants should beadministered to... 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

...diseases. These diseases, which ordinarily do not cause problems for people with fully functioning immune systems, are known as opportunistic infections. HIV-associated opportunistic infections are a leading cause of hospitalization and death... Read more »
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Call for meds for Guatemala

Posted by Anonymous
...Sustiva (Efavirens) Neurontin 300 y 400 mg We welcome all donations of anti-retrovirals and other medicines used to=2 treat opportunistic infections associated with AIDS. The medicines are=20 donated to the Luis Angel Garc=EDa Family Clinic in... Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 one percent of all AIDS patients. While the majority of... Read more »

HELP !! CD4 170 AIDS DIAGNOSIS-- IS THIS THE END?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...is down to 170 and my once undetectable viral load is now detectable. What's the average timeframe a person survives after an AIDS diagnosis ? I want to see whats coming so I can face and fight it head on. 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 »