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Who Is At Risk For Toxoplasmosis

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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.

...environmental factors. Medical literature shows that people who are serologically positive for Toxoplasma gondii have an increased risk for Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and even suicide attempts. Since individuals with HIV are at higher risk... Read more »

Catr Toxoplasmosis

Thank you for responding to my question on December 7th in reference to the dangers of cats and... Read more »

Toxoplasmosis

I have toxo, as well with hiv. My toxo was active as a child and thus recieved scaring of tissue in... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Toxoplasmosis

...an infection of the brain (encephalitis). Toxo can also infect other parts of the body. Toxo can lead to coma and death. The risk of toxo is highest when your CD4 cell (T-cell) counts are below 100. The first signs of toxo include fever,... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Toxoplasmosis

...times a week than to take them daily. Prophylaxis is extremely effective in preventing toxoplasmosis in individuals at high risk of infection ( Table 3. page 116 ). Retrospective analyses of studies of PCP prophylaxis have shown that TMP-SMX is... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Toxoplasmosis

... ¿Qué Es la Toxoplasmosis¿ ¿Cómo Se Trata la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Cómo Elijo un Tratamiento Para la Toxoplasmosis? ¿Se Puede Prevenir la Toxoplasmosis? Read more »
University of Illinois-Chicago

UIC Receives USDA Grant to Educate AIDS Patients About Food Safety

...from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a better way to disseminate information to AIDS patients who are at high risk of developing infections from the foods they eat. Nearly half a million people in the United States are living with... Read more »
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about my medication:

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am thinking of stoping to take my meds. Is there any consequances that will happen, is the deases will progress, will i get really ill, ect... Thanks Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

Animals....Pets

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...that they are the most dangerous animal to have as a pet. Animals to Avoid Unfortunately, some animals simply present too much risk to immunosuppressed people and should be avoided altogether: Stray animals, Animals with diarrhea, reptiles... Read more »

Germs, germs germs...good, bad, ugly?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...doorknobs/lightswitches once a week or so. Would this do more harm than good? What do you all do about this issue? What's the greater risk, the super-bug possibility or the common germs getting Uncle David? We still would wash our hands with... Read more »