Acute HIV Infections

Symptoms The initial infection with the HIV type B virus is associated with symptoms in 50-90% of cases. Most patient with symptoms seek medical attention, but are rarely diagnosed. The time from initial exposure to onset of symptoms is usually 2-4 weeks, but can rarely be up to 10 months. Typical symptoms at presentation are […]

Mycoplasma Infection (“Walking Pneumonia”, Atypical Pneumonia)

What is a Mycoplasma infection? Mycoplasma infection is respiratory illness caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, a microscopic organism related to bacteria but lacking a cell wall. The organism is larger than a virus but smaller than a bacterium, thus it is called an “Atypical” bacteria. Who gets mycoplasma infection? Anyone can get the disease, but it […]