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Toxoplasmosis Causes

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AIDS InfoNet

Toxoplasmosis

... What Is Toxoplasmosis? How Is Toxo Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment for Toxo? Can Toxo Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is an infection caused by the single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii
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toxoplasmosis, HIV & Mental Illness

Do you have any opinions on people with HIV and toxiplasmosis in that it can cause Bipolar and other serious mental illnesses. There are NO SUPPORT GROUPS for this, you would think there would be?
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

...increased risk for Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and even suicide attempts. Since individuals with HIV are at higher risk for toxoplasmosis, it is prudent to be aware of this potential even though it is rare. While you may not find a support... Read more »

VIH y toxoplasmosis

Buenos Dias Sr. Fui diagnisticdo hace 8 mese VIH positivo, en los examenes iniciales tenia un conteo de CD4 de 476 y una CV de 3093 copias. el Segundo Chequeo los CD4 estan por 486. La consulta es la siguiente: en los examenes iniciales resulte...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...desarrolle y cause enfermedad. Cuando las clulas CD4 callen por debajo de 100, existe el riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad, Toxoplasmosis, y por lo tanto es necesario tomar un antibitico, tal como TMP/SMX (Bactrim o Septra), para prevenir la... Read more »

toxoplasmosis and starting HIV treatment

I have just been diagnosed with toxo and HIV.My CD4 count is 5.Yet they tell me I cant start antiviral treatment for another 3 months
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
... While some people might be concerned that awakening your immune system by treating HIV might cause an over-reaction to the toxoplasmosis in your brain, I think waiting 3 months is too long. The toxoplasmosis meds can work quickly and I would... Read more »

toxoplasmosis

Just found out it is in my system. What can you tell me about it and hiv together, and can it be passed via sexual contact?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patients with a CD4 count < 200, use of sulfa/trimethoprim prophylaxis for Pneumocystis often provides good protection against toxoplasmosis as well. Most HIV specialist are well versed at preventing and/or diagnosing toxo infections. KH Read more »
Articles
InfoRed SIDA

Toxoplasmosis

... ¿Qué Es la Toxoplasmosis¿ ¿Cómo Se Trata la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Cómo Elijo un Tratamiento Para la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Se Puede Prevenir la Toxoplasmosis? Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Toxoplasmosis

...Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common opportunistic infections seen in patients with advanced HIV disease, especially in areas of the world Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Aprende Sobre La Toxoplasmosis o Infección del Cerebro

... ¿Qué puedes hacer para prevenir la toxoplasmosis? La toxoplasmosis es una infección muy grave que frecuentemente afecta al cerebro. Si tienes el virus que causa el SIDA Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Usted Puede Prevenir la Toxoplasmosis

...medicina para prevenir la toxo es el TMP-SMX, tambin conocido como Bactrim, Septra o Cotrim.* ?Qu es la toxo? La toxoplasmosis (to-xo-plas-m-sis) o "toxo" es una infeccin comn en las personas con el VIH o SIDA. Por lo general afecta el... Read more »
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Toxoplasmosis

Posted by Anonymous
...Just wondering if any of you have had, or known others who have had, toxoplasmosis. can you give me some information regarding long term effects in advanced infections?? Thank you soooo much! My email address Read more »

husband of 12 yrs positive

Posted by abitsad
...had the flu.., I too was tested & am negative, will retest again in 3 months. A few wks later he became ill & now has Toxoplasmosis(an opportunistic infection) His CD4 was 75 at the time. He's currently on rx for Aids & toxo.., I not... Read more »

about my medication:

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am thinking of stoping to take my meds. Is there any consequances that will happen, is the deases will progress, will i get really ill, ect... Thanks Read more »

husband diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...later, the doctor called me in to tell me that my world was falling apart. He, in fact, is positive. Now I have learned that toxoplasmosis caused the seizure and that he have AIDS, not HIV. I've been tested, but am too scared to listen to the... Read more »