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I Have Hiv Can I Take Bactrim

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Bactrim and levaquin

I was diagnosed HIV + a month and have been taking Atripla and Bactrim due to my low CD4 count of 125. THe other night I went to the energency room with what I thought was a bad head cold. It turned out to be the early beginnings of phemonia. The...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.All of your medicines can be safely taken together.I hope you're on the mend.BY Read more »

Bactrim's long term effects?

I've been on Bactrim for 2 yrs now ... what are the long term effects..... my t cells are below... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the HIV Specialist

...Type-II diabetic with HIV. When I was diagnosed last spring my CD4 count was 182 and I started therapy with Truvada/Isentress, and Bactrim to prevent infections. Despite my low CD4s, I remain asymptomatic, and now have a CD4 count of 266 and an... Read more »

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

...weakened immune systems, including people with HIV, they tend to be more serious and are called opportunistic infections (OIs). HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim was approved by the FDA on June 23, 1981, for the treatment... Read more »
The Body

Preventing Other Infections

...Doctors use the word "prophylaxis" to describe these medications. The most common type of drug used in this way is called Bactrim (it also goes by the names TMP-SMX, Septra, Sulfatrim and co-trimoxazole). Bactrim is an antibiotic; its chief... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...prevent PCP in people with AIDS. The drugs used to treat PCP include TMP/SMX, dapsone, pentamidine, and atovaquone. TMP/SMX (Bactrim or Septra , see Fact Sheet 535 ) is the most effective anti-PCP drug. It's a combination of two antibiotics:... Read more »
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allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with another... Read more »

Living in China with an HIV positive partner

Posted by geekboy75, 1 Reply
...medication as soon as possible but everything seems to involve an unreasonably long wait. The hospital - one of the best for PLHIV/AIDS in Beijing and really supportive - is now saying he needs to have a complete health evaluation before they can... Read more »

results and oral

Posted by milk, 1 Reply
...negative for HIV. Is there any chance they would be wrong even tho I was well out of the window period? I was on the antibiotic Bactrim at the time, dunno if that would make a dif. Can I put this behind me? I am still going to test again in... Read more »


Posted by kenya
...but for the past; how come doctors were not using prophylaxis as a way of managing the symptoms and OIs? i mean, the use of bactrim, innoculations and vaccines; generally managing the problem before it could get out of hand with those individuals... Read more »