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The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...questions, contact a treatment educator at a local AIDS service organization or call an AIDS information line such as the Project Inform National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline at 800-822-7422. Candidiasis of bronchi, trachea, or lungs Candidiasis, esophageal Cervical cancer, invasive Coccidioidomycosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's...
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Pneunomia

what is the cause of pneumonia
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.Pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs, can be caused by many things. The most common cause is from bacteria, such as pneumococcus. There is a vaccine that can be Read more »

Histoplasmosis

My family member is an Aids patient. He has been diagnosed with histoplasmostis He is on combination anti viral therapyand responding well. Will the therapy reduce the histoplasmosis or have any effect on the histo? What is the latest researchand...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that is particularly common in the Ohio andMississippi River Valleys. In people with AIDS it generally Read more »

Histoplasmosis and Viral load

I have been Hiv+ since 1990 and since 1992 i have been on different medications, last year i started experiencing fungus infections that kept on for long until they later found out that i had histoplasmosis i got treatment, and contiuen to take...
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
...many patients on it in addition to their HIV meds, including crixivan. You will probably need to continue the medicine for the histoplasmosis for a long time. The antifungal medicine is highly effective in preventing the infection from coming... Read more »

Histoplasmosis

I am HIV+ and have been diagnosed with histoplasmosis. I am taking Sporanox after Amphotericin treatment. My VL is undetect-able with Combivir/Kaletra combo at the present time. Is this a good regimen?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It is an excellent regimen and probably one of the more potent regimens available. You should get many years of use from it if you take it exactly as your doctor directed you to. You doctor shoudl monitor you lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)... Read more »
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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...river valleys, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. In a healthy person, the infection is usually confined to the lungs, causing only mild symptoms. In HIV-positive people with low CD4 cell counts (below 200), the infection can be life... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

... What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to any inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a germ (infection). It can involve both lungs, one lung, or one part of a lung. Pneumonia often... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Are Opportunistic Diseases?

...AIDS-defining diseases (in persons with documented HIV infection): Burkitt's Lymphoma Candidiasis in the bronchi, trachea, lungs, or esophagus Cervical Cancer Coccidioidomycosis (disseminated or outside the lungs) Cryptococcosis ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...common among HIV-infected young and middle-aged people in many developing countries (UNAIDS, 2000; Harries et al. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 1997;1:346; Floyd et al. JAMA 1999;282:1087). In studies conducted in both developing and developed... Read more »
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HIV and Chickens

Posted by wifey, 2 Replies
Hi all...Im new here and I have a question I hope you all can help me with. My hubby is HIV+ and Im negative. Hubbys numbers are pretty good. CD4 370s VL is undectable. He has decided he wants to raise chickens! Im concerned about the chicken... Read more »

Raspy lungs a sign of ARS????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm still having ARS Symptoms including raspy lungs, cough and dry mouth. I'm to the point I can't sleep at night!!! Are these associates with ARS??? It will be 2 weeks tomorrow Read more »

Fluid in the Lungs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello. I just came back from my doctor and he told me that I have fluid in my lungs. I received a hand job from a professional lady about 7 weeks ago. She spit in the tip of my penis and finished me off. I also Read more »

Happy Birthday Lungs!!

Posted by ravi, 1 Reply
...hi regards from india And yes i have finally given up on smoking..Wowie!! feels nice!! Happy Birthday Lungs.... Goodluck Read more »