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AIDS InfoNet

Toxoplasmosis

... What Is Toxoplasmosis? How Is Toxo Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment for Toxo? Can Toxo Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is an infection caused by the single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii . A parasite lives inside another living organism (the host) and takes all of its nutrients from the host. The toxo parasite is very common in cat feces, raw vegetables, and the soil.
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toxoplasmosis, HIV & Mental Illness

Do you have any opinions on people with HIV and toxiplasmosis in that it can cause Bipolar and other serious mental illnesses. There are NO SUPPORT GROUPS for this, you would think there would be?
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

...increased risk for Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and even suicide attempts. Since individuals with HIV are at higher risk for toxoplasmosis, it is prudent to be aware of this potential even though it is rare. While you may not find a support... Read more »

VIH y toxoplasmosis

Buenos Dias Sr. Fui diagnisticdo hace 8 mese VIH positivo, en los examenes iniciales tenia un conteo de CD4 de 476 y una CV de 3093 copias. el Segundo Chequeo los CD4 estan por 486. La consulta es la siguiente: en los examenes iniciales resulte...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...anticuerpos es saludable, es decir con un sistema inmune saludable como el tuyo, su sistema inmune evita que se desarrolle y cause enfermedad. Cuando las clulas CD4 callen por debajo de 100, existe el riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad,... Read more »

toxoplasmosis and starting HIV treatment

I have just been diagnosed with toxo and HIV.My CD4 count is 5.Yet they tell me I cant start antiviral treatment for another 3 months
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...this seems like not a great idea. While some people might be concerned that awakening your immune system by treating HIV might cause an over-reaction to the toxoplasmosis in your brain, I think waiting 3 months is too long. The toxoplasmosis... Read more »

Toxo why do some get it and others dont

hi ive been HIV for about 10 yrs but didnt know I was till 2000. I had a seizure and i was told i had toxo.will that ever go away or is it like HIV itll stay with me till the end. I do take sulfadiazine and daraprim
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which is commonly found in undercooked meat, cat feces, raw vegetables and soil. Up to half Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Toxoplasmosis

...degree of immune reconstitution that occurs in patients who respond to combination antiretroviral therapy. Toxoplasmosis is caused by Toxoplasma gondii , an obligate intracellular parasite. This common parasite has a two-stage life cycle: a... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Toxoplasmosis

...¿Se Puede Prevenir la Toxoplasmosis? En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es la Toxoplasmosis? La toxoplasmosis es una infección causada por el parásito unicelular toxoplasma gondii . Un parásito vive dentro de otro organismo viviente (el... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Azithromycin (Zithromax)

...name is Zithromax. It is sold under many other brand names in other countries, including Ultreon. Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. Azithromycin is used to fight opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer and Mack-Illert... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...available at www.thebody.com/content/art14002.html . What Are the Most Common OIs? In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, OIs caused a lot of sickness and deaths. Once people started taking strong antiretroviral therapy (ART), however, a... Read more »
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husband diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...doctor called me in to tell me that my world was falling apart. He, in fact, is positive. Now I have learned that toxoplasmosis caused the seizure and that he have AIDS, not HIV. I've been tested, but am too scared to listen to the results. I am... Read more »

husband diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...doctor called me in to tell me that my world was falling apart. He, in fact, is positive. Now I have learned that toxoplasmosis caused the seizure and that he have AIDS, not HIV. I've been tested, but am too scared to listen to the results. I... Read more »

Toxoplasmosis

Posted by Anonymous
...Just wondering if any of you have had, or known others who have had, toxoplasmosis. can you give me some information regarding long term effects in advanced infections?? Thank you soooo much! My email address Read more »

Whats the point

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
in making fun of someone so paranoid ? instead of singing just give him a nice long answer and tell me whats the point of the song and what its about ? Read more »