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What Is The Medical Treatment For Histoplasmosis

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...Traditional: Intravenous amphotericin B New (and possibly improved): Oral antifungal voriconazole Conclusion Fungal infections can be very common, and in some cases, very serious for HIV-positive people. However, on-going medical care allows for the effective prevention or early diagnosis and treatment of these infections. In addition, most of the more serious fungal infections are more likely to occur in HIV-positive people with...
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Histoplasmosis and Viral load

I have been Hiv+ since 1990 and since 1992 i have been on different medications, last year i started experiencing fungus infections that kept on for long until they later found out that i had histoplasmosis i got treatment, and contiuen to take...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...many patients on it in addition to their HIV meds, including crixivan. You will probably need to continue the medicine for the histoplasmosis for a long time. The antifungal medicine is highly effective in preventing the infection from coming... Read more »


HELLO Dr. BOB!I wish you were my Doc. 1 year ago i started having high fevers, was treated with antibiotics, tested for everything, and was released. The test for histo came back negative.5 months ago i started having very high fevers again, ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi!I wish I were your doctor as well. We could talk about the Ohio Valley areas; I spent 4 years there! Histoplasmosis is endemic in the central and south central regions of the U.S. (including the Ohio Valley). It is a systemic fungal infection Read more »

On treatment for TB but Dr. not sure I have it.

This is a long one but I hope you can answer my question. My husband is currently in the hospital undergoing treatment for TB as well as for other possible illnesses. His CD4 cell count is very low and the Dr. has suspended his HIV treatment due to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...reconstitution and need to find out what is behind it. There can be many causes of this reaction, not just TB. Infections like histoplasmosis, Cryptococcus, mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (a "cousin" of TB), lymphomas and many other... Read more »

Can EDTA or (chelation therapy), help advanced HIV patients with cardiovascular disease?

I would consider myself an experienced patient diagnosed 10 years ago, and probably living with this disease for 15 years. I have exhausted almost every treatment option, and have about two severe drug reactions, and about 70% resistense to earlier...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seen any published safety/outcomes data on use of EDTA therapy in the setting of HIV infection and significant cardiovascular disease with narrowing of the coronary arteries. Most patients I have treated with Isentress + Intelence (usually... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...HIV-related Herpes simplex: chronic ulcer(s) (greater than 1 month's duration); or bronchitis, pneumonitis, or esophagitis Histoplasmosis, disseminated or extrapulmonary Isosporiasis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) ... Read more »
The Well Project


...women than men, often past age 40 Conclusion Pneumonias can be very serious for HIV-positive people. However, on-going medical care allows for the effective prevention or early diagnosis and treatment of pneumonias. Bartlett J.G.... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...Information Contact an AIDS info Health Information Specialist at 1-800-448-0440 or . See your doctor for medical advice. This information is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Guidelines for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Medical Appointments call the office if the side effects are too severe or go on for too long? Tests: If your doctor wants you to have some medical tests, be sure you understand what the test results are supposed to show and what your doctor will do with them.... Read more »
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HIV and Chickens

Posted by wifey, 2 Replies
Hi all...Im new here and I have a question I hope you all can help me with. My hubby is HIV+ and Im negative. Hubbys numbers are pretty good. CD4 370s VL is undectable. He has decided he wants to raise chickens! Im concerned about the chicken... Read more »

medical treatment, insurance, etc

Posted by NicoleRose
...writing a paper for English - the topic I was assigned was to write a persuasive essay on whether or not the US should provide medical and monetary assistance to South Africa for aids treatment. Personally, I am kind of at a loss on which way I... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Medical Benefits???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm in the Navy and strongly believe that myslef and my wife are infected. I'll get my results next week, but I'm not very optimistic about what I'll hear. I'd rather not get into the specifics about how it happened at this time, but I did have a... Read more »