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Opportunistic Infections Occur During What Phase Of Hiv Infection

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How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...first time. People who participate in Phase I trials face the highest risks compared to possible benefits. Phase II trials can enroll several hundred people and take one to two years. They study how well the drug works against HIV disease. They also collect more information about side effects. Only about one drug candidate in three makes it through Phase II trials. These trials are usually randomized . This means that trial participants...
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If not hiv, then what?

Hello Dr. Bob. I would first like to wish you the best in health and success. I also enjoy your humor. This is my 2nd question to you. My first went unanswered. I will ask again if need be. I had unprotected anal(top) sex with an hiv positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and psychosomatic illness related to your prior terrifying experience. Could you have acquired an opportunistic infection? No. Opportunistic infections occur only in the context of immune systems that are severely compromised (deficient). Yours... 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 »

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 Infections related to Fatigue

I've heard that if someone has been living with fatigue for an extended period of time, they have a much greater chance of developing an opportunistic infection. Is there any research on this?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...lead to development of opportunistic infection. Good news has come from Chicago (from the Fifth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections). The incidence of opportunistic infections in HIV patients here at San Francisco General... Read more »
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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

...the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and CDC have developed guidelines for treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs) among adults and adolescents infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These... 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

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... 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 »
Treatment Action Group

Immune Boost: Opportunistic Infections in the Era of HAART: A Report from the 4th Conference on Retroviruses

...opportunistic infection mightnot simply be an annoying infection that warrants treatment, but activelyaffecting the natural history of HIV disease and resulting in significantlyshorter survival. This alone is cause for initiating... Read more »
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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 »

Feel Like what's the point

Posted by MIADA, 5 Replies
I'm hopeless lately. I can't stand my partner who passed the virus on to me. I hate that I'm HIV Positive. I'm at the point that if I could trade my BLUE EYES to go back in time to that night when I was Fucked up and ended up Fucking up my life, I... 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 »

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...O'Reilly Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129-0916 Telephone: 415-561-6720 Educational resources for physicians on the management of HIV disease Newsletters and magazines GMHC Treatment Issues 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 Telephone:... Read more »