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Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: People with lowered immunity for any reason, including hiv, are at increased risk for parasitic infestations and complications. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Explain HIV nervous system complications?

Multiple: Aids related complex can certainly cause a peripheral neuropathy with distinct numbness, tingling and weakness. Dementia in younger males may be another association. Have seen spinal cord involvement and also seizures and myoclonus. More insidious are the secondary opportunistic infections, such as pml and parasitic brain invasions. These are just some of the problems. ...Read more

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Can HIV lead to severe complications with scabies infestation?

Can HIV lead to severe complications with scabies infestation?

Possibly: Scabies in and of itself is a fairly easily treatable infection, however, in HIV + population, especially those who have aids, the immune system may be seriously compromised to fight the mite and the infection that is setting in due to the inflammation it is producing. This all may lead to complicated cases of skin infection and even generalization of such with unpredictable outcomes. ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know does ureaplasma parvum/ureaplasma ureaticum.causes complications.What viruses linked to hiv or aids.

Hi,I would like to know does ureaplasma parvum/ureaplasma ureaticum.causes complications.What viruses linked to hiv or aids.

Ureaplasma: Chronic infection with this organism can produce changes in the urethra, just as with any other form of inflammation. The only virus linked to HIV/AIDS is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Many viruses may attack a compromised immune system in a patient with this illness. ...Read more

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I have hiv, will sepsis cause complications?

Maybe: If your viral load is undetectable and your cd4 count is good, your are well protected. If not, your immune system is compromised and you are at risk. ...Read more

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My immune system is compromised by hiv, will there be complications with a leishmaniasis infection?

My immune system is compromised by hiv, will there be complications with a leishmaniasis infection?

Maybe: Leishmania comes in two forms: the skin (cutaneous) form and the internal (visceral) form which are transmitted by bites from sand flies. These parasites live inside of your cells, causing chronic non-healing sores or large spleens, fever & low blood counts. People with lowered immunity can have activation of old infection or increased susceptibility to new infection.See a specialist fo treatment. ...Read more

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I just tested positive for genital herpes , will this cause me any further complications such HIV or cervical cancers or any others deseases isitcurab?

Yes and no: Testing positive for hsv (herpes simplex virus) means that you have acquired an infection which is classified as a sexually transmitted disease (std). This is not related to HIV or cervical cancer; however, these others are caused by other sexually transmitted viruses (hiv and hpv). There is no "cure" for herpes. There are medicines which can help reduce the symptoms and the time of a flare up. ...Read more

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Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: Anyone with diabetes is at an increased risk from any infection including parasite infection. Diabetics have a weaker immune system, poor wound healing, poorer nutrition absorption, greater risk of liver, kidney, heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Are people with chemotherapy at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with chemotherapy at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Shouldn't be: This was a hard one! people with suppressed immune systems from chemotherapy are at a slightly higher risk of getting tapeworm infections, which are uncommon in the U.S. Tapeworms come from eating undercooked beef or pork. If you already have tapeworms, you need medicine to get rid of them, and that will work just the same whether you are on chemotherapy or not. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more