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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIf the person with toxo has HIV/AIDS, then treatment is lifelong-- unless the person has an excellent response to anti-HIV therapy with a big and sustained increase in CD4 cells. In that case, many experts might consider stopping chronic... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillIn general, this seems like not a great idea. 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... Read more »
University of Utah, School of MedicineI am not sure why you are afraid of sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine. The most common side effect is anemia or low white blood count, but these can be treated with transfusion, erythropoietin (Epogen), or GCSF (Neupogen). We often give folinic acid... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineTreatment of toxoplasmosis often is with pyrimethamine + sulfadiazine (with leukovorin). Clindaymycin, azithromycin, clarithromicin can be substituted for the sulfadiazine in some patients. TMP-SMX can also be used to treat CNS toxoplasmosis in... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousJust 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 is email@example.com! thanks again!
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Posted by BigSis, 3 RepliesMy little brother is just getting through a horrible round of toxoplasmosis; we almost lost him several times. He wasnt on any medication before this, he was very private about everything and I thought he was taking care of himself. Since the toxo... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 Repliesi 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...
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Posted by lazim38, 1 ReplyI am 48 years old from Malaysia. I am an HIV patient. From July, 2012, I've been treated with Haart regime SLN 30 which is a combined of Stamyvudine, Lamyvudine and Nevrapine. Along the way, my right eye been infected with CMV Retinitis and my brain... Read more »
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