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Toxoplasmosis

What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is an infection caused by the single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii . A parasite lives inside another living organism (the host) and takes all of its nutrients from the host. The most common illness caused by toxo is an infection of the brain (encephalitis). Toxo can also infect other parts of the body. Toxo can lead to coma and death. The risk of toxo is highest when your CD4 cell (T-cell) counts...
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Toxoplasmosis

What is toxoplasmosis...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for the question.Toxoplasmosis is a type of parasitic infection that can be acquired at birth or through ingestion (undercooked meat) or contact with animals, such as cats (changing kitty litter, etc). It is not a bacteria or a fungus or a... Read more »

toxoplasmosi and rashes with low bloodcount

hiwith cd 4 at 40 i had toxplasmosis.two months i took daraprim 50 mg daily and dalacin 1800 mg daily.i developed a rash after one month and after 2nd month.i have to start triterapy soon but am scared of damage.Should it be better to just lower...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question--I'd agree with your doctor about starting on triple antiviral therapy for HIV in the near future. While it might appear that you have a drug allergy to Daraprim, this should not affect your ability to tolerate... 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 »

toxoplasmosis meds

how long does a person usualy take toxoplasmosis meds. I had toxoplasmosis in Nov. of 2007 my t cell count was 130 and still taking the meds for it, And still having mri's done to check things Just wondered how long it usualy takes before its...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

The usual length of acute treatment for toxoplasma encephalitis is about a year with some patients requiring long term (secondary) prophylaxis with a much simpler regimen. With the advances on HIV therapy, recent studies have shown that it is... 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 is kalicrow@hotmail.com! thanks again!

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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 »

Now what is HIV-Type 2?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 1 Reply
As if the one that I got tested on wasn't enough, I got this info today that there is also a Type-2. My exposure was not in U.S. it was in Nepal (Country between india and china).. How do I find out about HIV-Type 2 is relevent for this country? Any... Read more »

What types of contacts & levels of contacts since?

Posted by Anonymous
What types of contacts and levels of contacts have you had since getting tested?...
Did you hold hands?
Did you hug?
Did you kiss?
Did you...? Oh my gosh!
Was there penetration?
Was there exchange of body fluids?




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