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Fungal Infections

Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis (Includes Yeast Infections and Thrush) Cryptococcal Meningitis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? A fungus is a kind of germ. Many fungi (plural form of fungus) exist normally inand on our bodies, and in the surrounding environment, for example in soil,dust, food, water, and plants. Most fungi are...
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cryptococcosis neoformans microscopic slide photo or drawing

Hello,I am a middle school student currently working on a report dealing with Cryptococcosis Neoformans and am searching for a photo or drawing of the fungus. Could you please "steer" me in the right direction to find this...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Look in a textbook about fungi and fungal infections-- you'll find pictures there.... Read more »

How long can my organs continue to work like this?

I'm very worried about my recent test results, specifically the ones pertaining to my vital organs. I had a physical from my GP and my liver, kidneys, & pancreas are all considerably off. She's most worried about my kidneys. My HIV...
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
Reduced kidney function can be the result of many things, including drugs, other infections, diabetes, hypertension, among others. You may need to consult a kidney specialist (nephrologist) to determine the cause and whether its reversible.... Read more »

HGH and Organ Growth

Hi Nelson!I wanted to ask you what your opinion was on taking hgh. I have heard mixed things including some bizarre tales of organs growing and foreheads protruding..is it your sense that this sesotim is a good option for poz men? Jim...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Jim:In my biased opinion, Serostim is effective at increasing weight if used correctly with proper diet, exercise, and combination with testosterone or other anabolics. I am against the use of 6 mg a day (the approved dose for HIV wasting) since I... Read more »

How can you tell when Shingles are spreading to the internal organs?

I have numerous articles about herpes zoster which mention that in people whose immune systems are extremely weakened, the shingles virus can spread to the internal organs and affect the lungs, central nervous system and the brain, sometimes causing...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus, a virus in the herpes family. The initial exposure to the virus is usually as a result of cickenpox in childhood. The virus then survives in nerve cells for the rest of your life. At various times... Read more »
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Organ Transplant & Drug Users Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do people with transplants and drug users have a longer window period? - I'm assuming it is because their body is not strong enough to build antibodies. If stress can do so much to people as everybody says, then why isn't stress in this group?

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donating organs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you donate organs when you die? Our eyes or anything?


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organ donor had hiv read asap

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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

organ donor with hiv wperiod

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Home / News / Nation
4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »