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CRYPTOSPORIDIOSIS And MICROSPORIDIOSIS

What is cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis It is a disease caused in the intestine by a parasite, called cryptosporidium. Many people are exposed to this agent, but those with a healthy immune system usually get rid of the parasite without any symptoms or illness. Your doctor may order a stool test to find out if ...

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What are they and what are opportunistic infections?

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What are opportunistic infections? In our bodies, we carry many microorganisms - bacteria, protozoa, fungi and viruses. When our immune system is working, it controls these germs. But when the immune system is weakened by HIV disease or some medications, those germs can get out of control and cause health problems. Infections that take advantage of the weakness of immune defenses are called "opportunistic." The phrase "opportunistic infection" is often abbreviated to "IO." OI rates have dropped dramatically since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy; however, IOs are still a problem, ...

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Previous lung diseases related to AIDS are associated with risk of lung cancer for people with HIV

AIDS-related lung disease is a major factor in the increased risk of lung cancer seen in people with HIV, the researchers report in the United States on AIDS. The study compared rates of lung cancer incidence and survival time between HIV-positive patients and HIV-negative individuals. "We found that HIV infection alone was not an independent risk factor for lung cancer, but the amount of cigarette smoking over the course of the ...

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Certain Vaginal Bacteria May Protect Against HIV Transmission

Given the need to explain the term as it is the guideline of this article, I searched in wikipedia for the definition of the term microbiota. Namely: In medicine, zootechnics, veterinary medicine and agronomy, it is called microbiota to the set of microorganisms that are usually associated with tissues or organs of animals or plants (see, for example, indigenous buccal microbiota). Microorganisms that establish permanent colonies in or on ...

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An unexpected twist after taking my first antiretroviral

My first pill was accompanied by a swirl of emotions: anger, depression, frustration, happiness, denial, and sadness. I was diagnosed in April of 2014, and everything is very recent. But the months that followed took me on a journey of such proportions that there would be no amount of support, information or prior knowledge that could have ...

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Drugs for cholesterol can provide benefits in patients with candidemia

Uso de estatinas para gerenciar colesterol elevado em pessoas em risco para a doença cardiovascular também pode reduzir mortalidade a curto prazo entre as pessoas com infecções fúngicas por Cândida, talvez devido às suas propriedades imunomoduladoras, de acordo com um estudo apresentado na 52ª Inter Science Conference sobre agentes antimicrobianos e quimioterapia (ICAAC até 2012) naquela semana em San Francisco. Este estudo…

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