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

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

People with lowered immunity for any reason, including hiv, are at increased risk for parasitic infestations and complications.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Joel Gallant
That's true of some parasitic infections, but I'm not aware of any evidence that it applies to tapeworms.
Dr. Tracy Sinha
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: LOW Immunity

Hiv lowers immunity so risk for any infection( bacteria, virus , worms) and complications too.
Take lot of colostrum but get rid of worms tooas they are parasites.

In brief: LOW Immunity

Hiv lowers immunity so risk for any infection( bacteria, virus , worms) and complications too.
Take lot of colostrum but get rid of worms tooas they are parasites.
Dr. Tracy Sinha
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