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Toxo side affects and aids

Ive been diagnosed with aids sighing the last year after being hospitalized with a collapse lunge. My cd4 cell last recorded at 198 up from 124 my viro load went from 600 to over 25,000 and counting...Now started on atripalla. My blood work show...
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
I agree with you pursuing a second opinion. In particular you need to see a neurologist, and preferably one who has experience evaluating people with HIV infection. Although your doctor is correct at one level, most people would not develop active... Read more »

How does AIDS affect SLE (lupus)?

Hi. I was diagnosed with SLE (lupus) in 1990, and with AIDS in 2000. My initial T-cell count was 26, viral load 600,000. Unfortunately, I had been taking Methotrexate for years to suppress my immune system and help with my lupus. I have developed...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
SLE is a fairly rare disease; I have never seen it in a person with HIV. I agree that some interaction between the two is likely. And I can't imagine anything beneficial arising from the presence of HIV in a person with SLE. Can you get off... Read more »

negative side affects treatment against possible hiv aids

A relation of mine was mugged and bitten several times,as a preventation against possible hiv aids he was given the normal medication ATR.Now he has no energy,has large weight loss,has to lay down many times daily.What can we do to bolster his...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Symptoms due to HIV drugs vary depending on which regimen is used. Those symptoms generally reverse quickly once the meds are stopped (used for up to 4 weeks for prevention situations like you describe). There is no vitamin therapy proven to... 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
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had... Read more »
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Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
Hi All~
I don't know if this will interest anyone but her goes. I just recently moved to Phoenix AZ w/ my best freind (who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those... Read more »

Care home for people affected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
Hi All~
I don't know if this will interest anyone but her goes. I just recently moved to Phoenix AZ w/ my best freind (who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those... Read more »

I work with AIDS patients

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I work with AIDS patients a lot and it's such a good time now.
There is so much hope in the air. The AIDS floors are emptying
out and people are feeling more control over their lives. I've
been through the hard times and now it's so nice and... Read more »

Immuno suppressant drug affecting results?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I noted one anon msg(12/7/04,10.51am) on the possible inaccuracy of the HIV test when there is immunosuppressant drug used and that test should be conduct 6 months.
I have been reading this lively forum and now I am concerned for myself.
I have an... Read more »