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Types Of Histoplasmosis

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Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida
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HIV (Aids)

What are the types of infection that HIV(Aids) can cause?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...this AIDS. If this imbalance is not corrected by suppressing the virus with HAART therapy a person can be at risk for many types of infectios: bacteria (pneumonias), viruses (CMV, EBV, HPV, HHV-8, herpes, varicella outbreaks), mycobacteria... Read more »

ICL and arterial stenosis

Dr. Bob,I read some of your posts about ICL. Two years ago, a mass was removed from my right colon. It turned out to be histoplasmosis. After many tests, I was diagnosed with ICL. During this time, I also developed chronic stenosis of the celiac...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I am only aware of anecdotal evidence of an association between ICL and various types of arterial stenosis. That more is not known may be the result of there being relatively few cases of ICL. I would suggest you Read more »

Histoplasmosis Test Results

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV last year after being hospitalized for what turned out to be Disseminated Histoplasmosis. After a few weeks of IV antifungal I was put on 400mg of Intraconazole a day. I recently had an antigen test done and the result...
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
...In these kinds of fungal infections we look for a significant decline in antigen level, say a 50% reduction or a 4-fold (4 times) reduction. Read more »

oi's from animals

Hi there,Maybe this is the wrong forum to ask this as I know this is for negatative ppl fearing hiv but theres no current experts in the oi forum so I thought I'd try my luck.what kind of oi's can a hiv+ person get from birds?I breed love birds and...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...toxoplasmosis, Mycobacterium avium complex, histoplasmosis, and others) that an immune-compromised individual can acquire from certain types of contact with animals. Your risk for opportunistic infections can primarily be determined through your... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...therefore a blood test result is not always reliable. Treatment Many drugs are used to treat candidiasis, and they come in two types: topical (active only where it's applied) and systemic (active throughout the body). Choice of therapy... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...fight the infection and improve the lungs. Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . ... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...HIV-related Herpes simplex: chronic ulcer(s) (greater than 1 month's duration); or bronchitis, pneumonitis, or esophagitis Histoplasmosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary Isosporiasis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...proportion of CD4+ T cells are infected than previously realized, particularly in lymphoid tissues. Macrophages and other cell types are also infected with HIV and serve as reservoirs for the virus. Although the fraction of CD4+ T cells that is... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Pimple like Rashes in middle of my chest which are like spreading in 2.5 to 3.0 inches of diameter. (Scattered Red Blotches kind of pimples) Please tell!! Read more »

Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
...Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »

ARS Questions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...sleep a night for 3 weeks) and this I think has caused bigtime dry mouth which maybe is causing the throat. The throat has been kind of off/on and mild. 9. I've lost 10 pounds and have completely lost my appetite. Bottom line to me is that... Read more »