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Mar 30, 2008

hi I was diagnosed with HIV a year ago.My T Cell count is 543 but my medical aid , together with my doctor prescribed purbac to use daily.I feel that i dont need because my cd4 count is a bit high.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Purbac is a trade name for a version of trimethoprim/sulfa (AKA Bactrim, Cotrimoxazole). If your CD4 count is reproducibly above 200, you don't need to take Purbac for PCP prevention.

I'd ask your doctor or healthcare provider why your being prescribed the medication.

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