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Who Is At Risk For Cryptococcosis

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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

... ethambutol (Myambutol; 15mg/kg/day) PLUS one or more of rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane), ciprofloxacin (Cipro) or amikacin (Amikin) Use of clofazimine (Lamprene) has been shown to increase the risk of death during MAC treatment in several studies, so it should not be used. Azithromycin and clarithromycin are related antibiotics. They are approved for treating serious bacterial infections including MAC in...
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Studying Veterinary science

I am 25 years old and have been positive 18 months. I am considering studying veterinary science, but am concerned about whether this would be a wise career choice. Would working with animals on a daily basis pose a health risk to me?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Southern California, who says the only risks he's aware of would be cryptococcosis from pigeons or the unproven, theoretical risk of toxoplasmosis from cats. Check out the studies on toxo and cats; you will probably feel better after reading... Read more »

Need your help to help (Thanks)

Afternoon Dr First and like always, thanks for all your help and support. Since I have been diagnosed HIV+ (more than 2 years ago) I started helping HIV people in my community as much as I can (listening them, supporting them, guide them to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and heart disease. Overall, these deaths are decreasing. However, research shows a clear link between lower CD4 counts and the risk of death.The Bottom LineBecause they are such an important indicator of the strength of the immune system,... Read more »

Please please Help

I am married male of age 36. Twenty seven month ago i.e. in the month of Aug 2007 i have potential exposure to HIV infection. After exposure i have various physical problems like rashes on legs & arms, joint pain, neck pain, headache, fever,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from every indication other than a test believe we might be hiv positive. I have tested negative past two years from a high risk exposure. However, besides the acute symptoms which included fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes at 6weeks post exposure... Read more »

This only happen in India

Controversy of Window period is cause of worry for me & production of antibodies & my little knowledge about ARS & HIV infection from internet fuel up the worry & guidance of indian doctor adds up. i have unprotected sex with sex worker on 15th Aug...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. However, with negative ELISA tests at 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.5 months plus undetectable HIV plasma viral loads Read more »
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CD4 Cell Tests

...and heart disease. Overall, these deaths are decreasing. However, research shows a clear link between lower CD4 counts and the risk of death. The Bottom Line Because they are such an important indicator of the strength of the immune system,... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...CD4 cell count Treatment: Systemic therapy with azoles, fluconazole is generally used Cryptococcosis The fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is very common. It is found in soil and bird droppings. While most people have been exposed to... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

I'm major stressed is this low risk/no risk?

Posted by xandernumpty
...boxers and then went and cleaned up. I was sober.. well one beer. But he was a complete random stranger. Have i put myself at risk?, i called an sti hotline they said no risk, the health clinic nurse said minimal whilst the health counsellor... Read more »

Sanitary Pads - Real risk or no risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was already healing). My question is: if the pad was soiled with blood and came into contact with the abrasion, would I be at risk for HIV? Are there any documented cases on this? Please help me. Thanks. Read more »

Low Risk or No Risk?

Posted by SamGlue, 2 Replies
...what happened. So I rang the needle hotline and was told different information. They assured me that there was actually NO risk at all because the needles given out to drug users in Australia are small guage needles but moreso becuase any blood... Read more »