Feb 22, 2000
my friend has pcp does this mean he has aids
Response from Dr. Boyle
PCP in the AIDS world usually means pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii (a germ many of us have in our lungs from childhood). PCP usually occurs in the setting of immune damage, either from chemotherapy or HIV. IF your friend is HIV infected and developed PCP then he would have AIDS.
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