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Author Topic: Crypto!  (Read 1230 times)

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Offline Jeff64

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Crypto!
« on: January 24, 2012, 02:28:12 PM »
Just spent 5 days in the hospital with cryptosporidosis. I would not wish it on my worst enemy.

I am ok now, but waiting for the drug Alinia to continue treating this.
There is a shortage of the drug and it is being shipped directly to my pharmacy from the company that makes it.

Anyone else had a brush with this yukky parasite?

Offline Hoover

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Re: Crypto!
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 03:57:48 PM »
Name any other parasite and I have probably had it.....
Curse of the blue eyed people in the tropics!

Be careful not to re-expose yourself to it if you recall where that happened.

Hoover
Infection date: March 16, 2010
20/05/10 - CD4 348  VL 58,000  Lymph nodes in jaw painful!  Antioxidants started.
01/06/10 - CD4 428  VL?
24/06/10 - CD4 578  VL 9,800
13/07/10 - CD4 620  VL?
04/09/10 - CD4 648  VL?
01/11/10 - CD4 710  VL?   CD8 972
16/12/10    CD4 738  VL?  CD8  896   
02/02/11    CD4 520 (month of parasites and new lab)
14/03/11 started Truvida and Sustiva (Efavirenz)
04/07/11 CD4 686 VL 75 CD8 588  41%
10/10/11 CD4 757  45%  VL UD

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Crypto!
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 12:38:43 AM »
Sorry to hear you got this and were so sick, but glad to hear you're on the mend. 

Take care!

Offline Jeff64

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Re: Crypto!
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 01:17:31 PM »
Name any other parasite and I have probably had it.....
Curse of the blue eyed people in the tropics!

Be careful not to re-expose yourself to it if you recall where that happened.

Hoover


I have NO idea where I got it!!

Offline Joe K

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Re: Crypto!
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 01:34:10 PM »
From the Wiki on Crypto Transmission:

Infection is through contaminated material such as earth, water, uncooked or cross-contaminated food that has been in contact with the feces of an infected individual or animal. Contact must then be transferred to the mouth and swallowed. It is especially prevalent amongst those in regular contact with bodies of fresh water including recreational water such as swimming pools. Other potential sources include insufficiently treated water supplies, contaminated food, or exposure to feces. The high resistance of Cryptosporidium oocysts to disinfectants such as chlorine bleach enables them to survive for long periods and still remain infective. Some outbreaks have happened in day care related to diaper changes.

Joe

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptosporidiosis
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 01:36:37 PM by killfoile »

Offline bear60

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Re: Crypto!
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 01:50:56 PM »
Our concern about CRYPTO is why we have a water filter on the kitchen faucet that will filter out crypto.  (Not all do)  We use filtered water for everything except if water is boiled.  Even for ice.
It is possible to get crypto from drinking tap water.  But as Joe has pointed out there are a lot of sources.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline denb45

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Re: Crypto!
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 01:55:40 PM »
 My concern about CRYPTO is I need to stop eating so much butt. it's like a drug, and I just can't stop  :D
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Crypto!
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 03:12:23 PM »
I have that same addiction denb45
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD

Offline denb45

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Re: Crypto!
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 04:31:21 PM »
I have that same addiction denb45

Tee Hee, them bubble butts drive me nuts  :P
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

 


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