Aug 23, 2001
Dr Feinberg; Thank you for your kind and caring work on this site.Doctor went saw my Doctor today after having a fever 101 to 101.6 since Sunday,currently been treated for NHL and recieved Cytoxin Thursday.I developed a cough on Sunday but recently had upper resp infection in July and cleared up with Cipro,also nearly weened off Prednisone last dose tomorrow,my Doctor said it looks like stage 3 PCP,My HIV numbers are CD4 271/22 undectable VL. Apart from the fever and non-productive cough i feel fine,how could i go from a clear chest sounds Thursday 9th August to PCP 14th,could you explain as my present Doctor does isn't good with answering questions.Thank you.
Response from Dr. Feinberg
I don't know what your doctor means by "stage 3" PCP, but PCP usually has a gradual onset. The one situation where this could be different is when someone has a hematologic malignancy, as you do. Everyone who is HIV+ and is treated for NHL should be receiving preventive medication for PCP regardless of their CD4 cell count; it doesn't sound like this is the case for you. Fever and a non-productive cough are the most common symptoms of PCP. I hope you are being treated-- it can worsen, even if you don't feel particularly bad now. Good luck!
Is the window period the same for other HIV strains?
Herpes Simplex in corners of mouth
- Painful Red Spots After Receiving Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Sore On Mouth After Kissing Cut On Lip Worried I Have HIV
- Sore Throat After Licking Rectum Worried I Have HIV
- How Long Do Doxycycline Take To Cure Chlamydia?
- Over The Counter Treatment For Oral Thrush
- Symptoms Of Hepatitis Vomit
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.