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What Is Cryptococcosis Caused By

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...fungus) are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida albicans . This yeast-like fungus is found in all healthy people. The immune system and bacteria normally found in the body generally keep Candida under control. When it gets out of control, ...
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what is Crypto and MAC
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...which one they are talking about, we affectionately just say crypto (not to mention it is a lot shorter!)Cryptosporidiosis is caused by a parasite, Cryptosporidium species with C. parvum being the most common species associated with... Read more »

Systemic Fungal Infection and PSA

In the absence of bacterial or viral infection of the prostate, and absence of cancer, can fungal infection of the prostate (aspergillosis/blastomycosis/cryptococcosis/histoplasmosis) cause a positive PSA/freePSA?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Not to my knowledge. Read more »

Cryptococcal / Cryptococcal Meningitis

My incarcerated friend has HIV, t-cell ct 348, and no infections to date. Last week he received a positive test for the cyrptococcal microbe, and tho he is the "imate expert" on all sorts of current treatments, he has NO knowledge of this microbe,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...You are probably referring to Cryptococcus neoformans, the cause of cryptococcal meningitis. Cryptococcus is yeast or fungus which you get breathing it into your lungs. You can't Read more »

Prevalence of ICL

In a 1996 response Mr. Sowdasky explained Idiopathic CD4+ Lymphocytopenia (ICL) sometimes called non HIV AIDS. Several times, Mr. Sowdasky called the condition rare. Have there been any studies on the prevalence of ICL? If so, what have they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,ICL is not a specific disease caused by a single agent, but rather a syndrome characterized by an abnormal laboratory test (low CD4) not linked to other medical conditions. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...your body fights an infection, the number of white blood cells (lymphocytes) goes up. CD4 counts go up, too. Vaccinations can cause the same effects. It's best to wait a couple of weeks after you recover from an infection or get a vaccination... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...ciprofloxacin or amikacin. Clofazimine (Lamprene) should NOT be used. Higher doses of clarithromycin (1,000mg twice daily) have caused deaths and should NOT be used. Clarithromycin and rifabutin may interact with protease inhibitors. There is... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Are Opportunistic Diseases?

...disease is a disease that will most often make you sick given the "opportunity" of a damaged or weakened immune system (weakened because of AIDS, various forms of cancer or other causes). Because these illnesses most often appear when the immune... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...trachea, or lungs Candidiasis, esophageal Cervical cancer, invasive Coccidioidomycosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) ... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...putting on the condom which might have gotten some fluid onto my fingers. I do not know if I am being paranoid or have serious cause to be concerned about my exposure. About 5 weeks weeks after the incident, my skin started itching on its own... Read more »

do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
...they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »

After ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
So what happens after ARS? Aren't there other symptoms ongoing? I have read about lymph nodes being swollen, but what about other problems? Is there nothing? Or is there typically some sort of ongoing issue? Read more »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
...older (1993) and does use the older terms. However, most of the information is the same today. AIDS or HIV (or both) Just because you have HIV Disease (or are "HIV Positive"), you don't necessarily have the disease called AIDS. AIDS --... Read more »