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Ways To Treat Histoplasmosis

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...of the anti-fungal drugs interact with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less than 300 May affect appetite More likely to occur in diabetics...
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swollen lymph nodes - size of marbles

Hi there doctor,I recently started Atripla, and got undetectable in just 3 months - hurrah for that.Two weeks ago, I developed painfull swollen lymph nodes in my groin, both sides. They popped up in a couple of days... Now, i did have unsafe sex...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...been low prior to staring Atripla, this could be an immune reconstitution to something that grows in lymph nodes like TB, or histoplasmosis (or other fungal illness). Usually this would be accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, sweats,... Read more »

Rectal Ulcers

Greetings. Six months ago I developed some rectal ulcers. A colonoscopy was performed and although the biopsy didn't show any STDs or cancerous cells, the ulcers are still there after several months. A treatment against herpes was started with no...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...infections that can cause diarrhea such as salmonella, shigella and C. dificile disease and other more chronic infections such as histoplasmosis. Finally, there are also noninfectious things to consider depending upon the specific location and... Read more »

CBC's blood count tests

Dear Mr. KullI was born with a weak immune system, when I was 8 I caught histoplasmosis. I was treated at NIH and finally cured when I was 12 yrs old. In either 1989 or 1990 I had a one night stand with a man who ended up dieing of Aids. I am not...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The best way to tell if you are HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test. A standard CBC is not used to detect HIV infection, nor would it be a reliable method to do so. I understand that you must be scared about getting HIV tested, but it is... Read more »

Anemia & Amphotericin-B

I've always struggled with anemia, but when I started IV ampho, it became so bad I had to have 2 units of blood right away. The next day, I got the ampho again. Now, two infusions later, I'm symptomatic from the anemia again. I am worried that I...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...usually causes multiple side effects including anemia. You mentioned that you've always struggled with anemia, even prior to treatment with Ampho; has your anemia been evaluated? The "pre-Ampho" source of anemia (i.e. iron deficiency, AZT... Read more »
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Pneumonias

...plan your treatment carefully with your doctor Other (Rare) Cases of Pneumonia in HIV-Positive People Cytomegalovirus Histoplasmosis Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) Seen generally in children under 13 years old Also... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal 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 »
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Molluscum

... What Is Molluscum? How Does Molluscum Spread? How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? How Is Molluscum Treated? Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a gay man with that problem...lol. I have tried a bunch of different... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...had practiced any activity that would put me at risk. I am so worrried and obsessed by this one incident that sometimes I even treat myself as infected already. I am always so worried once every month for fear that I may put my dear ones at risk... Read more »