May 30, 2009
my husband came down with a viral bronchitis.does that mean that his viral load went high ,and his body is not strong enough to fight infections,what can happen as a result of being hiv possitive and having a viral bronchitis.can it become pcp, how can we prevent from him getting a pcp....
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You don't indicate what his CD4 count is or whether he is on HIV meds or not. Sometimes the HIV viral load can increase with other ongoing infections. A viral bronchitis is not PCP. People are at risk for PCP if their CD4 count is less than 200. If the CD4 count is< 200 than he would need to be on an antibiotic like septra or bactrim to prevent PCP. If the CD4 count is > 200 than there is no need to be on that antibiotic.
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