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Pulmonary Mac Treatment In Hiv Patients

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...higher among HIV-seropositive women than among HIV-seronegative women in four years of follow-up ( Leroy et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol 1995;9:415). in Cote d'Ivoire, HIV-seropositive individuals with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) were 17 times more likely to die within six months than HIV-seronegative individuals with pulmonary TB ( Ackah et al. Lancet 1995; 345:607). in the former Zaire (now the Democratic Republic...
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P.A.H. (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension) and HIV

Why is no one addressing P.A.H. and its connection to HIV/AIDS infection. I was dignosed with stage 3 PAH two years ago and told I could become "terminal" within 6 months. I was also told that I have this terminal heart condition due to my long...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There have been a number of reports linking HIV infection to pulmonary hypertension though rate of clinical problems has remained low overall. Some patients with pulmonary Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...morning and be very sick in the afternoon. It can seem like riding a roller coaster, slowly climbing up to feeling good, then plunging down into another illness. How HIV is Spread The most common ways HIV is spread are: By having unprotected... Read more »

MAC MAI prognosis

Let me start by saying, I know I am asking a question that may not be good for others to see an answer to and if you want please respond to my email if you don't want to respond in the public forum.My daughter has been HIV positive for 12 years (she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...getting her to come to grips with her illness.I'll post some background information about MAC below. You can learn more in the archives and on related links.Good luck to both you and your daughter.Dr. BobAIDS INFONET FACT SHEET 514 Mycobacterium... Read more »

non-HIV MAC patient

what is the ratio between MAC infected patients with and without AIDS? is it rare to have MAC and not be infected with AIDS?
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
...No it is not rare to have MAC infection without HIV infection. It usually manifests itself as a lung infection in people without HIV infection and as a blood stream infection which can infect other organs in HIV infected people. Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Abstracts: Clinical Presentation of Pulmonary Mycetoma in HIV-Infected Patients

... Study Objective: Although pulmonary mycetoma has been well described in immunocompetent hosts, the only description in HIV-infected patients has been of 10 patients from our institution, from 1992 to 1995. To further investigate the impact of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Diagnosis and Elevated Mortality in an Urban Population With HIV and Lung Cancer: Implications for Patient Care

..."Low clinical suspicion and overreliance on chest radiographs hindered earlier detection. Aggressive follow-up of nonspecific pulmonary infiltrates in these patients is warranted." Back to other news for October 11, 2006 Search the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Italy: World's First Lung Transplant on HIV Patient Performed

... The world's first lung transplant on an HIV patient was performed by doctors in Italy, the director of the country's National Transplant Center in southern Palermo said Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Smallpox Vaccination and the Patient With HIV/AIDS

...advanced HIV infection with prior P. carinii pneumonia and no detectable CD4 cells. 18 This patient developed progressive pulmonary infiltrates ten months later that yielded the measles vaccine strain (Moratan strain) on lung biopsy. He... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...designed for the frail elderly, suffers from complex health problems usually associated with advanced age: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, kidney failure, a bleeding ulcer, severe depression, rectal cancer and the lingering... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... To Whom It May Concern: RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our Read more »