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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

Based on a small study, if standard therapy doesn't work, patients might be able to use Neutrexin (trimetrexate) combined with Leucovorin (folinic acid.) Can PCP Be Prevented? The best way to prevent PCP is to use strong ART. People who have less than 200 CD4 cells can prevent PCP by taking the same medications used for PCP treatment. Another way to reduce the risk of PCP is not to smoke, or to stop smoking. HIV-positive smokers develop PCP...
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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...
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. Yes, there can be a recurrence or persistence in symptoms of PCP, particularly if the CD4 count is... Read more »

treating pneumonia among other things

Hello,I was diagnosed with TB and HIV in January of this year. I was started on TB therapy and ARVs immediately (CD4 count of 4). Stopped ARVS after 2 weeks due to bad reactions. Started ARVs again after two months of TB treatment. My CD4 count...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you have a sensitivity to sulfa often Dapsone will still work to prevent pneumocystis pneumonia. Your blood test results are indeed encouraging though if viral load doesn't clearly drop further I would ask if a protease inhibitor boosted... Read more »

PCP or Viral Pneumonia?

We are a couple and we have been diagnosed hiv positive almost four years ago, in the meantime We have been totallyasyntomatic until a week ago, when both of us stared (at the same time) with fever, joint tendreness, dry cough,malaise. Our chest X...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
By the time you read this, I hope you have been diagnosed and treated and are doing better. But I'll make a few general comments, anyway.If you both have PCP it is pure coincidence, as PCP is not felt to be transmissible from person-to-person.... Read more »

Could This Be Pneumonia?

Hi Doctor:Thanks for such a informative forum, and for responding to such an array of questions. I'm HIV+ with a chronic lung disorder, and lately I've be experiencing intense soreness in my rib cage area. It feels as if I've done...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You don't say what your chronic lung disorder is, but your symptoms are suspicious for pneumonia-- at least it should be ruled out. Talk to your doctor about getting a chest X-ray. Anyone with a chronic lung problem who has new symptoms needs... Read more »
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Pneumonia

Posted by hello123, 3 Replies
If someone with HIV had pneumonia, would they be able to recover with regular antibiotics? Thank you for reading this and please respond. Read more »

I need help. Is it possible to contract pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Lately, for past month I have had random spells where I just dont feel well. Most recently I have started coughing.(last 2 days.) 2 days before the coughing started I had a constant headache for two days. I know my body because I do not get sick... Read more »

Mouth & Oesophagus Candidiasis - Signs & Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FREAKING OUT AGAIN! Please, people, does anybody know how to tell normal white tongue from candidiasis?????

Also, does anybody know the symptoms of GULLET (OESOPHAGUS) CANDIDIASIS? Is it simply a "lump" in the throat kind of feeling? I have a feeling... Read more »

rotten teeth a sign of aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have several really rotten teeth. does anyone know if this is a sign of aids?

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