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Parasites And Hiv

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Parasites and HIV Infection

I live part of the year in Mexico. Here, North Americans sometimes get amoebas regardless of trying to eat safely, as we're more susceptible to it than the locals. I have been here on and off for 5 years and never had a problem...until I was...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...It seems that having HIV and lower T cells may make you more suceptible to parasites. Amaebas can be very destructive, so you'd better be very careful. Read more »


Ive been hiv and healthy for yrs but 6 months ago i got a parasite (giardia) and it wont go away..... Read more »

HIV and eosinophils

Does HIV infect eosinophils, if yes, what will be the significance of the infection in AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Parasitic Worm Infection Can Increase Susceptibility to HIV, Study Finds

...vulnerable to HIV. "Sub-Saharan Africa has only like 10% of the world's population but almost two-thirds of the world's HIV/AIDS," Secor said. He added, "So there's an apparent disproportionate amount of HIV/AIDS there, and it's very severe. So... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Map Genes of Parasite That Increases Risk for Women to Contract HIV, Study Says

...Trichomonas vaginalis , which causes millions of sexually transmitted infections annually and increases women's risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published in the Jan. 12 issue of the journal Science , BBC News reports ( BBC News... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...may continue for a long time if the immune system is damaged. This usually happens with CD4 cell counts below 200. If you have HIV infection, and crypto continues for 4 weeks or more, you have AIDS, according to the guidelines of the Centers for... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, What are the common sexually tranmitted parasites that get into your blood stream, and what ones are common in ASIA. Thanks Ted Read more »

Need some encouragement

Posted by dakotalagrange, 9 Replies
...time reconnecting with that powerful person that I know that I can be. I have always gone through my life with the idea that HIV may eventually take my breath, but I refuse to let it take my life. I am thinking about my status everyday and... Read more »

Colon Biopsy results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...finding was moderate infiltration of lymphoid cells and no Granulomata or parasites. Does anyone know if this is consistent with HIV or Chlamydia infection. I believe I have been infected through insertive u/p intercourse. Read more »

53 cured????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... this doctor claims that he cured 53 patients with hiv/aids!! pls tell me what you think Read more »