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Toxoplasmosis Igg Igm

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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
Ask the Experts

Does positive toxo test mean diagnosis of AIDS?

I know that toxoplasmosis is listed as one of the 'AIDS defining illnesses'. I am healthy and have no symptoms, but my Dr. suggested that I get tested for toxoplasmosis as a routine test. She said that the blood test can determine if I've ever had...
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
The positive toxo antibody test indicates past exposure and not necessarily active infection. If your CD4 count is > 200 then regardless of whether your toxo antibody test is positive you don't have AIDS. Read more »

HIV- patient with toxoplasmosis

I'm a 21 year old male, HIV-, with a recent IgG toxo positive test as high as 1600, to avoid errors, I will be tested again. What I would like to know is how much risk of having what do I have?? and if is there treatment?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...this situation is associated with fever and swollen lymph nodes. Sometimes the blood test will indicate past infection ("toxo IgG") which must be differentiated from recent/current infection ("toxo IgM"). There are indeed medications available... Read more »

Please advise lab results

I just got back some labs and await the doc, if he notices this. MY questions.. Toxoplasma Abs IgG/IgMThe IgG ,Qn shows 17.1 a high result ( Positive is above 7.9 with Labcorp)The IgM Qn shows 1.0 ) The IgM shows <0.9 negative...
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
...at a point where your CD4 count dropped below 200, toxo and CMV could reactivate and cause infection. In people with negative IgG levels for these infections, these infections could be ruled out because a negative test would rule out past... Read more »

Pruebas HIV- TOXOPLASMOSIS

Hola dr. Santana. Muchas gracias por su respuesta anterior. Mucho le agradecera me aclarara mis nuevas dudas.En respuesta a mi pregunta anterior, ud. me dijo que era muy poco probable que estuviese contagiada, adems de que mis ganglios inflamados no...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
... 1) LA PRUEBA ES CONFIABLE. 2)TOXOPLASMOSIS NO TIENE NADA QUE VER CON VIH DIRECTAMENTE. Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...single lesions in the brain. Diagnosis HIV-infected patients with TE are almost uniformly seropositive for anti-toxoplasma immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies 184-186,194 . The absence of IgG antibody makes a diagnosis of toxoplasmosis unlikely... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...baseline and every 3-6 months. Test more often if you are taking medications that can affect your liver or kidneys. Toxoplasma IgG (See fact sheet 517 ): This shows if you have ever been infected with toxoplasmosis. Test at baseline. If the... Read more »
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Selective IgM deficiency

Posted by Impossible, 1 Reply
...So after looking through some of my previous blood work I realized it was a IgM deficiency not IgG. "Patients with SIgM deficiency should be under the care of a clinical immunologist, as a workup to exclude other immunodeficiencies Read more »

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 »

this is what freaks me out

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...the HIV-1 screen was negative and VL undetectable at 20 copies. In November, the doctor tested me for various viruses and my IGG'S were 1:1280 for toxoplamosis so I am beign treated with BACTRIM twice a day. I also had high IGGs to EBV 1:640, but... Read more »

does any one know where to send blood

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 6 Replies
I need to know if anyone knows where to get tested for type O and N or any other weird strains of HIV I have many symptoms but continue to test negative even though I have stuff like persistent oral thrush, OHL Epstein bar low testosterone vitamin ... Read more »