Sep 17, 2005
My husband will be starting HIV medication - his CD4 count is 150 - within the next week. Our youngest daughter has just been diagnosed with strep throat. Any precautions or what can happen should my husband contract strep throat from her?
| Response from Dr. Conway
He should be careful, given his weakened immune system. Once your daughter has been on antibiotics for a 1-2 days, she is no longer infectious and ypu can relax. Until then, be careful and if your husband develops any symptoms, I would be puttting him on antibiotics immediately. As an aside, if he is on PCP prophylaxis with co-trimoxazole (Septra), he is somewhat protected against strep throat, so you can worry a bit less.
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