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Can People Without HIV Take TMP/SMX

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AIDS InfoNet

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...Resistance? How Is TMP/SMX Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does TMP/SMX React With Other Drugs? 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...
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Thanks Doc

Hey doc..ZZZZ here again aka mr cd4 110 :) Thanks for all your help it makes a real difference being able to talk to someone about it other then councilers and stuff who I dont really trust. Your response to my question was really good kinda made me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Is Best?The Bottom LineWhat Is PCP?Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment, over 85% of people with HIV would eventually develop PCP. It has been the major... Read more »

RESISTANCE TO ANTIVIRAL NON NUKES

Hey doc XXXX here again I was the 22yr old guy just diagnosed with CD4 of 110 you'll be glad to know its now up to 180 but the doc says it'll bounce about. Anyways the specialist came up and talked to me and my fiance who is also positive. He got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...susceptible to various antiretrovirals. That is why we run resistance tests to ascertain what the best options are for a particular person's viral strain.Regarding your PCP, intravenous pentamadine (which is what I'm assuming you are taking) is... Read more »

can i take bactrim ds with Reyataz, Truvada,& Norvir?

Can i take Bactrim DS with my hiv meds Reyataz, Truvada & Norvir?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Absolutely. Trimethoprim/sulfa (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrimoxazole) is recommended to prevent Pneumocystic pneumonia (PCP) and other AIDS-related infections for all persons with HIV/AIDS with Read more »

Thrush - TMP/SMX

You stated a few weeks ago that, with my hep C regimen kicking me 200 then.
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 Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethaprim (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim)

... sul-fa-meth-OX-a-zole, trye-METH-oh-prim Brand Name: Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim Other Name(s): Cotrimoxazole, Sulfametoxazol - Trimetoprima, TMP-SMX, Trimethoprim Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent PCP in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

... PCP is the most serious infection among children with HIV. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented and treated. TMP-SMX, also known as Bactrim, Septra, or Cotrim * , is the best medicine for preventing and treating PCP. Early diagnosis... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Optimizing PCP Therapy

...encephalitis. Among all study participants the rates of PCP were similar for the two treatment groups (3.5% versus 4.1% per 100 person-years) and the rates of PCP did not differ in either the primary or secondary prophylaxis groups. Survival... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...Bottom Line What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment, over 85% of people with HIV would eventually develop PCP. It has been the major... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...risky behaviors such as * Sharing drug needles or syringes * Having sexual contact, including oral, with an infected person without using a condom * Having sexual contact with someone whose HIV status is unknown Infected blood HIV... Read more »

it is my turn for stpid q's

Posted by daisey6205, 3 Replies
...i have read people talking about pcp and oi's and for lack of sounding stupid, someone please explain what they are. sorry that everyone thought Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...utmost care and remain strictly confidential. If we would wish to quote you, it will be anonymously and the information will be depersonalized. If you would like more information about the survey and the organisations involved go to INTERNEWS... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »