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Can People Without HIV Take TMP/SMX

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Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

What Is TMP/SMX? TMP/SMX is combination of two antibiotic drugs: trimethoprim andsulfamethoxazole. It is also known as cotrimoxazole. It is soldas Bactrim® (manufactured by Roche) or Septra® (byMonarch Pharmaceuticals). TMP/SMX is sold under many other namesin different parts of the world. Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. TMP/SMX is alsoused to fight some infections caused by protozoa, and someopportunistic infections in...
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Thrush - TMP/SMX

You stated a few weeks ago that, with my hep C regimen kicking me <200, you would recommend PJP prophylaxis. Well, Dr. just prescribed such, but I'm not sure why. I was having lots of maladies about a month and a half ago, including cough,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are HIV+ with a CD4 count < 200 then TMP-SMX is used to prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia--for most patients it is well tolerated though HIV+ persons have a higher rate of side effects than the general population. I would not characterize... Read more »

TMP/SMX recomendados?

Un buen saludo doctor!Tengo 25 aos y soy de Mxico D.F. Es recomendable empezar a tomar Bactrim (TMP/SMX) si tengo 180 CD4 y 35, 000 C.V. ?Tengo entendido que se usa para evitar contagios de pneumona y para eliminar bacterias, pero que sus efectos...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas das,S, siempre que no tengas una alergia a medicamentos sulfa, es definitivamente recomendable porque tus CD4 estn por debajo de 200. Funciona como tratamiento profilctico contra la neumona por Pneumocystis carinii (y en algunos casos tambin... Read more »

Sulfameth/tmp

What is Sulfameth/tmp used for. STD or Infections?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections and prevent some HIV associated infections including Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP).... Read more »

HIV between two hiv-negative people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

is there a way hiv can develop through a hiv-negative person's vaginal fluid on a hiv-negative's small cut(ripped hang nail) through clothed mutual masturbation?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again! I find it shocking how often the question of "can two HIV negative people transmit HIV to each other?" comes up! And I find it disheartening to see this question now coming up in the context of mutual masturbation!... Read more »
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