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I Have Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia Does That Mean I Have Aids

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New HIV/AIDS diagnoses, pneumonia (PCP), please help!

We've heard so many different things so far with the entire host of medical staff in the hospital, primary doctor with no real knowledge of AIDS, and only speaking with social worker otherwise: Brief Hx: Admitted to hospital Nov 1 with severe lung...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...He needs HIV treatment immediately. I don't understand the delay until January. This is absolutely not acceptable. Vitamins are not the answer. Read more »

cd4 improvement

what exactly does a cd4 of 176 mean and can it be improved. if yes what can i do to improve it to a... Read more »

can a person go from aids back to hiv

if i was diagnoised with aids with a low CD4 count placed on the meds and now have been... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia: What's New in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapies and Protease Inhibitors?

...years, due tothe widespreaduse of prophylaxis, it remains an important cause of morbidity andmortality in advancedpatients with HIV infection. At a symposium held at the 4th NationalRetrovirus Conference in Washington, D.C. Dr. Henry Masur from... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Update: Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

...Despite a decade of advances in prophylaxis and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, PCP is still a major threat to HIV-infected individuals. Although PCP remains the most frequently seen AIDS-defining opportunistic infection in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

... 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 killer of people... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 1079-83. 6 . Leoung et al. Aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1990; 323: 769-75. 7 . Martin et al. A comparison of the... Read more »
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PCP

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
...What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks Read more »

Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello all. Does anyone know of any newer meds for the prevention of another episode PCP? I have tried with fail: Bactrim (allergic to sulfa), Dapsone (causes severe rashs), Pentamidine (if anyone has ever used it Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...http://aliveandwell.org/ Any truth to these sites? Who to believe: government sites or activist sites? The more I research information about HIV and AIDS, the more complicated the relationship between the two seems to be and the more treatments... 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 Read more »