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What Is And Example Of An Opportunistic Infection That Is Frequently Associated With Hiv

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...shortage of the B vitamins: B12 and folic acid (folate) A shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections related to HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage Some thyroid conditions Some drugs that are commonly used to treat HIV and related infections Diagnosis and Treatment The good news...
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Anal pap smear protocol

Has there been a standard protocol in place for anal pap smears for hiv+ men and fi so for how long? I ask because I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at age 50 several years ago and have responded really well to treatment. I was never offered an anal pap...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...epidemic, people were rightly more focused on more immediate issues, such as surviving HIV infection itself and some of the opportunistic infections. Now that we're in the ART [antiretroviral therapy] era, the focus is shifting more to the... Read more »

TIRED OF BEING TIRED

I AM CURRENTLY TAKING COMBIVIR, ZIAGEN, & NEUROTIN I AM EXTREMELY TIRED ALTHOUGH I AM ONLY BORDERLINE ANEMIC MY DOCTOR CAN OFFER NO EXPLANATION OR HELP OTHER THAT I AM DEPRESSED WHICH I AM NOT. I ALSO EXPERIENCE SEVERE LEGS CRAMPS ALL THE TIME. I AM...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...results in inadequate production of adrenal hormones and can be caused by certain anti-HIV drugs, HIV infection itself, or by opportunistic infections such as CMV. Decreased testosterone levels are a very common occurrence in HIV positive men and... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, Do opportunistic infections such as skin disorders (fungal, bacterial, noninfectious, dry skin, herpes) occur with recent HIV infection or do they take many years to develop as a result of a damaged immune system?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. By definition, an "Opportunistic Infection" is an infection that most often causes illness, when there is a damaged or weakened immune system. Damage to the immune system Read more »

Opportunistic infections with HIV

What explains the differences in the incidence of opportunistic infections in clients with HIV?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No one knows for certain but it's probably due to inherent differences in the disease-causing ability ("pathogenicity") of the organism. TB is virulent enough to cause disease in people with normal immune systems, but another mycobacterium, MAC,... Read more »
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HIV Education Prison Project

HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections in Adults and Adolescents in the Era of HAART

... Table of Contents Introduction An Overview of Opportunistic Infections Immune Reconstitution Tuberculosis Correctional-Specific Issues Relative to the Prevention and Treatment of OIs Self-Administered Read more »
Brown Medical School

Prevention of Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in Those With HIV Infection

...fairly predictable and inexorable decline in their CD4 count. Once a patient's CD4 count declines significantly, prophylaxis for opportunistic infections is initiated and continues indefinitely. Beginning in 1995, the availability of more... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines for HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections

... The first complete update in five years of the U.S. guidelines for preventing and treating HIV-associated opportunistic infections has been released by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and CDC have developed guidelines for treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs) among adults and adolescents infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...difficulties Shortness of breath Chronic cough Night sweats Weight loss Urinary tract infections and so on. Some times also opportunistic infections like candida You should think about HTLV infection. Even though it is considered mostly an... Read more »

Esophagitis as opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am wonering if anyone can tell me if Esophagitis can occur within 1st year of acquiring HIV infection. Please, I am extremely scared and I would appericiate an answer. Thanks, Nate Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

To: GaryNPA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Gary, just want to get something straight here. You say that oral manifestations are more commonly associated with people with more advanced hiv disease, and not ARS... does "advanced" mean anytime after the 3 month window period or are we Read more »