Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Symptoms Of Hiv-related Meningitis

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...death. Cryptococcus can also infect the skin, lungs, or other parts of the body. The risk of cryptococcal infection is highest when your CD4 count (see Fact Sheet 124 ) is below 100. Cryptococcal meningitis is a major HIV-related opportunistic infection, especially in the developing world. A recent study estimated that there are 1 million cases each year. The first signs of meningitis include fever, fatigue, a stiff neck, headache, nausea...
Ask the Experts

Low CD4 count and Cryptococcal Meningitis

Hello Doctor,My fianc (male- age 30) is recently diagnosed with Cryptococcal Meningitis (CM) and AIDS. His CD4 count is only 31. He was hospitalized for 12 days and discharged 2 days ago. His WBC count is very low (somewhere around 1.4 if I am not...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...for some time. Obviously his doctors are going to have to follow him very closely. You have very nicely framed the issues related to the initiation of HIV medications. His doctors will monitor him for signs of immune reconstitution... Read more »

HIV Related Brain Impairment and a correlation with meningitis

I am British, living in rural middle England and have just started subscribing to The Body. Its easier to understand than some of our British equivalents. Forgive my peculiar terminology and spelling; having worked with Americans and Canadians I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...resume treatment, you would be wise to get expert advice on the most effective cocktails currently available.As for Cryptococcal meningitis, if you had had meningitis, you would surely have known it. You would have been extremely ill, with high... Read more »

Meningitis and HIV

Hi Doc,Though I must have written countless times, you have not answered a single question. I know you are very busy and appreciate the work you do and the help you extend to all who visit this forum. I really hope you will find the time to answer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-transmission risk, whether or not your partners were high risk. Next, I doubt your symptoms were "meningitis." More likely they were related to your partying like a rock star and lack of sleep. One thing that's for certain: Your symptoms are... Read more »

meningitis to hiv

Dear Dr. Horwath:My question is the relation with HIV and Meningitis. I had a fiance who passed 2 years ago from hiv/aids. the truth about how shw contracted the virus was never clearly given other than she had contracted meningitis 5 years...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Cryptococcal meningitis is a specific type of fungal meningitis that is common in people with AIDS, and is caused by the weakening of the immune systems Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...people with and 38 without recent cryptococcal meningitis who started HIV therapy. Researchers looked at 85 genes that were related to cells of the immune response and reproduction of the meningitis. Results showed that using certain gene markers... Read more »
Project Inform

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...people who are later diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis and are sometimes the first sign that a person may have Cryptococcus-related disease. Common Symptoms of Meningitis fever fatigue stiff neck headache ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (explained in this sheet) The... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests... Read more »
Connect With Others

aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom and it stayed up in side of her. I have had bad headaches the last 5 days or so and I am really stressed. Does aseptic menigitis present itself as headaches only, as my entire head hurts and it seems to run down my neck, I have had... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
Hey guys, I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
...my psyciatrist said that aseptic meningitis gives you a neck so stiff that you cant move. so stiff that the person could lay on one chair and put their head on another Read more »

My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm really in a sad mood now. About 7 months ago my stepdad was diagnosed with cryptoccocal meningitis. Someone who has always been free-spirited, outgoing and energetic..he's now just in and out of the hospital on so much medication Read more »