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What Does Histoplasmosis Look Like

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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. Thus, it would be helpful to know what your baseline antigen level was. If it was 10-12 or more, than you... Read more »

Histoplasmosis

My family member is an Aids patient. He has been diagnosed with histoplasmostis He is on... Read more »

Histoplasmosis and Viral load

I have been Hiv+ since 1990 and since 1992 i have been on different medications, last year i... Read more »
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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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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 Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...nystatin (Mycostatin, Pedi-Dri) may be preferable for pregnant women. For treating or preventing other fungal infections, like histoplasmosis, the Guidelines suggest amphotericin B, especially in the first trimester. It is also approved for... 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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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 »

need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are 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... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »