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Toxoplasmosis Threat To Humans

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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

How can I tell if my kitten is carriying Toxoplasmosis I recieved her from the humane society shelter in pittsburgh. I know they tested her for other things but I am not sure about Tox. Is there some way I can test her?Thnks a lot!I Dont want to get...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I'm not a veterinarian so I do not know if there is a way to test your kitten's stools for toxoplasmosis. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to wear rubber or plastic gloves when you clean her litterbox and wash your Read more »

Seriousness of Toxoplasmosis

Feeling quite educated about HIV/AIDS, I was surprised to learn more about the opportunistic infection of Toxoplasmosis. I have been reading up on this condition and found a statistic that 40 of AIDS patients have it. If it is so common, how is it...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...indeed be a devastating illness, but the 40% figure you quoted isn't accurate, at least for the U.S. The prarsite that causes toxoplasmosis is more common in warmer climates, and therefore is more common in the Caribbean than it is say, in... Read more »

toxoplasmosis

Just to thank you for your educative advice regarding toxoplasmosis.i will keep in touch.Vitu
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks-good luck. KH Read more »

CNS toxoplasmosis

I was wondering if there is any correlation between CNS toxoplasmosis and stroke? I am a physical therapy student working at a clinic with a patient who has HIV and is being treated for CNS toxoplasmosis. The patient has symptoms of a stroke and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...for discussion about the side effects of HIV therapy (antiretroviral therapy). Below is a web address for a fact sheet about toxoplasmosis.http://www.aidsinfonet.org/factsheet_detail.php?fsnumber=517 Read more »
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InfoRed SIDA

Toxoplasmosis

...polvo. Aproximadamente el 50% de la población está infectada con el parásito de la toxoplasmosis. Un sistema inmune sano mantiene al toxoplasma bajo control. No parece ser transmitido de una persona a otra. La enfermedad más común causada... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Toxoplasmosis

...than newly acquired disease. The Toxoplasma gondii parasite is widely distributed around the world, and seroprevalence in humans increases with age. In the United States, for example, 5% to 10% of young adults are seropositive for toxoplasma,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Aprende Sobre La Toxoplasmosis o Infección del Cerebro

...toxoplasmosis e indica qué puedes hacer para prevenir y combatir esta enfermedad. Estas recomendaciones pueden ayudarte a permanecer sano(a) por más tiempo. ¿Qué es la toxoplasmosis? La toxoplasmosis puede ser una enfermedad muy... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...surface. This type of T-cell is also called "CD4 positive," or CD4. Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? When HIV infects humans, the cells it infects most often are CD4 cells. The genetic code of the virus becomes part of the cells. When CD4... 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 »

Animals....Pets

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...animals, non-human primates (monkeys). Non-human primates carry the greatest risk because of their close genetic relationship to humans. These animals should not be pets under any circumstances. It is also good to remember that the humans in the... Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...handout on acute HIV syndrome, written by the authors of this article, is provided on page 545. The diagnosis of acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) syndrome requires a high index of suspicion and proper laboratory testing. Patients... Read more »

Yet another test question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Between 1989 and 1993 I was treated for TB, Hepatitis C, 2 epidural abcessses, and toxoplasmosis. Additionally, I married a man in 1989 who was also infected. Until his death in 1992 we shared each others needles daily as well as unprotected sex.... Read more »