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What Effects Does Meningitis Have On Hiv Patients

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Cryptococcal Meningitis

... What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? How Is Meningitis Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? Cryptococcus is a fungus. It is very common in the soil. It can get into your
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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 Read more »

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
...resume treatment, you would be wise to get expert advice on the most effective cocktails currently available.As for Cryptococcal meningitis, if you had had meningitis, you would surely have known it. You would have been extremely ill, with high... Read more »

myoclonus action and hiv

hello doc, pos since 2003, labs remain constant round CD4 500-700 and viralloadnever above 10000 no medsabout a month ago i was diagnossed with action myoclonus. MRI scan and EEC revealed no brain problems, thenthey took spinal fluid and ran all the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...a wide variety of metabolic and neurologic disorders and can be a feature of certain types of epilepsy. I have seen several patients where it was felt to be due to HIV effect on the brain/nerves and who generally improved (but not all) on... 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
...infections, aggressive use of amphotericin--those treatments can often maintain a person's health. There are a number of new HIV meds in the pipeline though availability is 1-2 years away for most. Your HIV specialist would be the best person... Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

... Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have Cryptococcal Meningitis? How to Treat It? Mild Cryptococcal Meningitis Moderate to Severe Cryptococcal Meningitis Other Treatments Other Complications Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

... Pfizer's Prevnar 7 vaccine, which protects against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...with a weak immune system may also be at risk for opportunistic infections of the CNS such as: Neurosyhpilis Cyrptococcal Meningitis Toxoplasmosis (Toxo) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Primary CNS lymphoma Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...affected communities. As in developed countries, previously rare, "opportunistic" diseases such as PCP and certain forms of meningitis have become more commonplace. In addition, as HIV seroprevalence rates have risen, there have been significant... Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from Non-AIDS-Related Diseases Have Increased as a Proportion of Deaths of HIV-Infected Persons since the Advent of HAART Atlanta, GA Results: From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...since we use efavirenz more than nevirapine. [In the few weeks I spent in Kiev, I saw more TB (including multiple cases of TB meningitis), cerebral toxoplasmosis and lactic acidosis than in all my years of medicine in the United States. BY] ... Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...to 70 Pharyngitis 50 to 70 Myalgia or arthralgia 50 to 70 Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea 30 to 60 Night sweats 50 Aseptic meningitis 24 Oral ulcers 10 to 20 Genital ulcers 5 to 15 Thrombocytopenia 45 Leukopenia 40 Elevated hepatic... Read more »

aseptic meningitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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. Does aseptic menigitis present itself as headaches only, as my entire head hurts and it seems to run down my neck, I have had... Read more »