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24 Feb

Talcosis Presenting as Pulmonary Infiltrates in an HIV-Positive Heroin Addict: Discussion

Patients with AIDS-related complex are prone to develop opportunistic lung infections. Intravenous drug abusers account for nearly one half of the female AIDS patients and 17 percent of the male AIDS patients. Inadvertent intravenous injection of talc, as happens following injection of crushed tablets, results in the development of talcosis. Pulmonary talcosis is a morbid […]

22 Feb

Talcosis Presenting as Pulmonary Infiltrates in an HIV-Positive Heroin Addict

The lung is commonly involved in both infectious and noninfectious processes in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The majority of these immunosuppressed patients usually suffer from Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonia, Mycobacterium avium intracellulare or Kaposi s sarcoma of the lung. Most of those opportunistic infections or neoplasms share a relatively close […]

11 Dec

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIORS: DISCUSSION

The present findings suggest a substantial minority of older HIV-infected white and African-American men may continue to engage in risk behaviors following diagnosis. Indeed, a disturbingly high proportion of men in each of the three groups reported some kind of unprotected sex since their diagnosis that could potentially transmit HIV infection to others, result coinfection […]

10 Dec

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIORS: RESULTS

Sample Characteristics The subsample for the analyses reported here (N=59) consisted of 15 African-American heterosexual men (25%), 12 African-American gay/bisexual men (20%), and 32 white gay/bisexual men (54%). The men ranged in age from 50 to 68 years (M=56.42 years, SD=5.27 years). Sixty-two percent has less than a college education, and 37% a college degree […]

10 Dec

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole-lnduced Aseptic Meningitis: DISCUSSION

Based on our patient’s laboratory findings and culture reports, aseptic meningitis was diagnosed. However, his development of meningeal irritation during hospitalization, after his recovery and following a rechallenge of TMP/SMX, established that there might be a high probability that his disease process was due to TMP/SMX. When the protecting barriers of the brain, including the […]

09 Dec

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIORS: METHOD part 2

Measures Demographic variables. Using standard demographic items, interviewers gathered data on participants’ gender, race/ethnicity, age, marital/partner status, living arrangements, educational attainment, and household income. Sexual orientation was assessed using a five-point Likert-type scale ranging from “completely heterosexual” (1) to “completely homosexual” (5). Only those identifying as completely heterosexual were categorized as heterosexual, with all others […]

09 Dec

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole-lnduced Aseptic Meningitis: CASE PRESENTATION

Subjective Information A 46-year-old African-American man with AIDS presented to the hospital with confusion, lethargy, headache and fever. The patient was doing fine until late that morning, when he took his medications consisting (Trizivir®), atazanavir (Reyataz®) and the newly prescribed thrice-weekly TMP/SMX (800/160 mg) for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prophylaxis. Symptoms began about an hour after […]

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