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

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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a complete listing of opportunistic infections

Where can I find a complete list of all the opportunistic infections as defined by CDC?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Check the CDC website for the surveillance case definition of AIDS. All the AIDS-defining OIs are listed. Be aware that there are other, less serious infections associated with HIV that are not on this list.... 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 (due to HIV) does not usually... Read more »

opportunistic infections and IGIV

The use of intravenous gamma globulin (IGIV)has successfully prevented opportunistic infections in my mother's case. Her immune system has been diminished by the effects of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, CLL, and the resulting treatment. IGIV...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The OIs that HIV+s get is primarily due to defects in cell-mediated immunity, which is why we measure T cells in our patients on a frequent basis. IGIV-- however it is delivered-- is a collection of proteins called antibodies that are made against... Read more »

Opportunistic Infections and Viral Load

Hi,I notice that this website gives a T-cell range where people may be susceptible to certain opportunistic infections. Is the same true of viral level? Could one assume that a person with an undetectable viral level would be less likely to have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV plasma viral load tests are a measure of viral activity (viral replication). This is not directly linked to risk of HIV-associated opportunistic infections or malignancies. HIV viral loads, however, will lead to declining CD4 counts. CD4... Read more »
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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.

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Nate Read more »

Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a risky situation approx 2 years ago. I have been relatively healthy since then but have become overcome with thoughts of hiv. Is it possible to have an opportunistic infection without having other symptoms. I have never had a fever, night... Read more »

I may have an opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm so grateful for this forum. I have not been diagnosed with HIV (yet?) but I did get a blood test today and will find out the results Friday (12/3). Here's why I'm concerned. Yesterday I went to my dentist for a routine teeth cleaning. I have... Read more »

Could i be having an opportunistic infection

Posted by bmkm, 3 Replies
Hi. I had protected vaginal sex with a stranger in Sep 2011. At that time i had my finger in her vagina. 6-7 weeks after that i was in Hospital for muscle breakdown which was caused due to untreated undiagnosed HypoThyroid. When at Hospital they... Read more »