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What Effects Does Meningitis Have On Hiv Patients

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Cryptococcal Meningitis

The Bottom Line Cryptococcal meningitis occurs most often in people with CD4 cell counts below 50. Although antifungal drugs can prevent cryptococcal meningitis, they are usually not used because of their high cost and the risk of developing drug-resistant yeast infections. If you get meningitis, early diagnosis might allow treatment with less toxic drugs. Contact your health care provider if you have headaches, a stiff neck, vision problems,...
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HIV Related Brain Impairment and a correlation with meningitis

I am British, living in rural middle England and have just started subscribing to The Body. Its easier to understand than some of our British equivalents. Forgive my peculiar terminology and spelling; having worked with Americans and Canadians I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The best treatment (or prevention) for HIV-associated dementia is highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART). Recently, studies have shown that HAART also can improve milder forms of cognitive impairment that occur in some HIV+ patients who have... Read more »

AIDS AND MENINGITIS - JB

I AM AN AIDS PATIENT OF ABOUT 10 YEARS WITH TREATMENT ON AND OFF MOSTLY OFF. I AM TRYING TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON AIDS RELATED MENINGITIS. I SUFFER FROM THIS DISEASE AND I AM IN A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN WHICH IS MONITERED BY MY DOCTOR CLOSELY....
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Chuck, meningitis in a person living with AIDS can be due to different causes; sometimes it is related to HIV itself and sometimes it is due to a complication of AIDS. Do you know which kind you have? The kind of meningitis determines treatment.... Read more »

Chronic meningitis, fatigue & zip-drive

I've been poz for 11+ years. I've had chronic meningitis since 1992 (HIV infection proved by CSF viral load)My last tests dated 8/14/98 gave the following results:T4 - 1261, viral load-undetectable (blood), coccidioides-neg, free...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThank you for such a complete medical history. I know it can be frustrating when all " the numbers look good" and you feel so wiped out. You mentioned that your free testosterone level was 9.2; was this result within the normal... Read more »

cryptococcal meningitis Resistant to Protease Inhibitors

What would you advise a patient with CD4s of 8, a Viral Load over 100,000, off therapy for six months because of wasting that may have been caused by meds?weight returned from about 129lbs. to 160lb after stopping Crixivan, Kaletra, Combivir,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Clearly a tough situation. Maximizing nutrition, maintain good body weight (check testosterone levels),prevention of other opportunistic infections, aggressive use of amphotericin--those treatments can often maintain a person's health. There... Read more »
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My stepdad w/ meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm really in a sad mood now. About 7 months ago my stepdad was diagnosed with cryptoccocal meningitis. Someone who has always been free-spirited, outgoing and energetic..he's now just in and out of the hospital on so much medication it keeps him... Read more »

Meningitis ARS Related?

Posted by lp77, 2 Replies
I'm SO scared. Okay here's my story I caught meningitis but Im worried it could be ARS. I recevied oral from a girl. We went to the movies and she gave me oral and I fingered her. I'm not clear if I fingered her then pull my penis out but im sure if... Read more »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Hello I had sex with a female sex worker 2 weeks ago, it was protected sex but when i pulled out I didn't hold on to the base of the condom and it stayed up in side of her.

I have had bad headaches the last 5 days or so and I am really stressed. ... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »