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What Does Toxoplasmosis Look Like

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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 or pml

I have been reading about the similarity on toxoplasmosis and pml. Back in October he was doing landscaping in the backyard of which we had dogs. I've read how a person with HIV could have the JC virus surface do to exposure of animal feces....
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
Toxo and PML look very different on a MRI scan. There would also have to be antibodies to toxo in the blood present. I don't know about the dog theory and PML. I also don't know off the top of my head an expert. Glad he is doing better... Read more »

Toxoplasmosis - length of disability

Dr Currier;My Partner has AIDS and was diagnosed with Toxoplasmosis three months ago. He has been taking Pyramethamine, Clindamycin and Leucovorin for this three months. When diagnosed, he had severe right side weakness an has been steadily...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It isn't possible to predict exactly when or to what extent the neurologic damage from the toxo will resolve. Physical therapy should be helpful, in addition to the toxo meds and combination medicines for the HIV. You can look in standard... Read more »

Seriousness of Toxoplasmosis

Feeling quite educated about HIV/AIDS, I was surprised to learn more about the opportunistic infection of Toxoplasmosis. I have been reading up on this condition and found a statistic that 40 of AIDS patients have it. If it is so common, how is it...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend-- please accept my sympathies.Toxo can indeed be a devastating illness, but the 40% figure you quoted isn't accurate, at least for the U.S. The prarsite that causes toxoplasmosis is more common... Read more »

Toxoplasmosis with CD4 count of 340 and Undetectable VL?

I was recently released from the hospital and am being treated for toxoplasmsosis. I am HIV-positive, but I have a CD4 count of 340, and my viral load has been undetectable for several years. I just ask, how could this happen? I've done...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
We are used to a threshold of 200 CD4 cells/ml for the development of the most severe opportunistic infections (OIs), but in fact there is a range of CD4 cell counts at which OIs such as toxoplasmosis (toxo) occur, and it can exceed 200 cells, and,... 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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Whose this person in the mirror that looks like me

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
When I first found out I was + (rather advanced aids) I was o.k. let the meds begin and I was feeling great. Then I got the rash but I was o.k. gaining weight and feeling fairly ok. Now I cry all the time, the worse episode was during s-e-x who... Read more »

Looking 4 help on having a baby with hiv+ hubby

Posted by Charlie, 5 Replies
Can anyone give me some addvice on having children with my hubby who is positive.
We are living in the UK and have looked into sperm washing but we would have to pay 5,000 for each treatment which we cant aford to do so the only other option for us... Read more »

Ha! people look at you, and move on.

Posted by Sylvester, 2 Replies
I like the counters on the posts. I see 53 people looked at my last message, maybe a few checked out my profile. I'll bet no one went to my youtube address, since I think this does not hyper link. Let's see: http://www.youtube.com/subwaysleuth
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