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I Have Pcp Does That Mean I Have Aids

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How to Prevent PCP

Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have PCP? CD4+ Cell Counts Who Is at Risk of Getting PCP? How Do I Prevent Myself Getting PCP? Your CD4 Cell Counts Special Concerns for Pregnant Women and Children When Should I Start Preventive Treatment? Can I Ever Stop Preventive Therapy? What Medicines Are Used to Prevent PCP? How Do I Get the Medicines to Prevent PCP? The Bottom Line Introduction PCP usually infects the lungs and...
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pcp pnemonia AIDS

My Partner has been in bed the past 2 weeks and has developed thrush all over his mouth and tongue and he is refusing treatment and going to the hospital. I belive he may have PCP Pnemonia. My question is how much longer will he live if he keeps...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear about your partner. With a CD4 count of only 30, his immune system is perilously weak. Pneumonia in persons like this can be devastating, PCP is one of the more common (but by no means only) cause of... Read more »

Does PCP only affect a person with HIV virus?

My husband has PCP. Does this mean that his is a carrier of the HIV virus or AIDS?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
PCP can occcur in other immunodeficient states, such as lymphoma or severe protein-calorie malnutrition. Most people are infected with Pneumocystis when they are small children, and this is either an asymptomatic infection or winds up being... Read more »

SIDE EFFECT OR PCP SYMTOMS ???

My husband realised that he had diagnosed with HIV+ only last month, due to that he is having fever at around 37.2 degree celcious for around 2 months, so he was admitted to the hospital for oppurtunistic infections checking, but seems no infections...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Pregnant Lady, thank you for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your husband's condition. From what you've described, I don't think that he's got Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), but he's clearly not doing as well as... Read more »

pcp transmission?

I recently met a woman and had sex with her (unsafe intercourse),we both have hiv, she hasn't been under a doctors care for a couple of years and got admitted to hospital with pcp yesterday (4-23-08). Her cd4 count is probably very low. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree having unsafe sex was definitely a lapse in judgment.Can you catch PCP? No, not with your excellent CD4 count. PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) is an opportunistic infection. Opportunistic infections become a problem for HIVers... Read more »
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t.b. , pcp, & aids

Posted by danni, 1 Reply
is there anyone out there who knows the possibility of some one with aids recovering from t.b. & pcp? my doctor is unable to answer this question, so i would be grateful to hear from someone with personal knowledge of this thanks! may God bless... Read more »

pcp (aids) And still regain health?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does this happen? Anyone been diagnosed with aids and then start meds, perhaps clean up lifestyle and then start feeling better? Gaining weight, feeling 'normal' and going on to live life for years more.
Anyone have input on this?
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Son has PCP

Posted by Anonymous
Our son is gay. He has never told us that he has tested positive for HIV, which I am sure that he would find difficult to tell us. Yes we have totally accepted his lifestyle with support and love. His companion called tonight and said that he had... Read more »

My husband was sick with PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS last month after getting very
sick with PCP. I tested negative (I also tested negative when I
donated blood two years ago.) We have been married for nine years
and have two children over five. My husband has been... Read more »