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Aids Treatment Pneumonia Symptoms Signs

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The Well Project


...her/his own. When this happens, a machine called a respirator (or ventilator) is used temporarily while the antibiotics fight the infection and improve the lungs. Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci ) Pneumonia (PCP) PCP is caused by ...
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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 »

How are you and your partner dealing with upcoming swine flu?

All people with HIV are recommended to get a swine vaccination and a regular flu vaccination. Since the swine flu vaccination will not be available till October, would you recommend that people with HIV get the regular flu shot now and then go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...CD4 cell counts, are known to be at higher risk for viral and bacterial lower respiratory tract infections and for recurrent pneumonias. Evidence that influenza can be more severe for HIV-infected adults and adolescents comes from studies among... Read more »

after 2 months of medication-results

Hello Dr. Frascino, first of all thanks for the good work u r doing.I am writing with regards to my mother, I would like your suggesstion/remarks on her medical state & treatment progress.She's 56, was diagnosed +ve about 3 months back, while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...been excellent. What continues to shock and frustrate me is that her initial diagnosis was so delayed, despite her very obvious clinical findings "immunosuppression," anemia, weight loss, recurrent infections, etc. This should not be happening... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...weakening the immune system and leaving the person vulnerable to various opportunistic infections and other illnesses ranging from pneumonia to cancer. A person can receive a clinical diagnosis of AIDS, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

... How Is PCP Treated? Can PCP Be Prevented? Which Drug Is Best? The Bottom Line What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment, over 85%... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, and fatigue. Hypersensitivity (allergic-like) reactions are possible. In studies, pneumonia happened more often in the patients on Fuzeon. It is unclear if this was related to the use of Fuzeon, so... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...opportunistic infections, put out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The most common ones are: PCP ( Pneumocystis pneumonia), a lung infection, see Fact Sheet 515 ; KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see Fact Sheet 511 ; CMV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally result in death. Pneumonia , bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. The flu can also... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...(AIDS), but a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test was negative. He was treated for possible Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and his symptoms resolved in the ensuing two weeks. Three months later, he tested positive for HIV-1 antibody... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
... 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 »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies would be very much appreciated. I live in quite a remote part of Scotland in the UK, and there is nothing in the way of HIV support networks for many miles, hence the reason I came to post on The Body. I would be very grateful if anyone... Read more »

Negative, yet...

Posted by Anonymous
...when I was coming home, the fevers and night sweats started to kick in. I've hardly slept in the past 2 weeks, and now I feel pneumonia coming on over the past day or two. Unlike fortunate others, I have no health plan but I know I need... Read more »