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Are There Antibiotics For Prevention Of Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Use of Certain Antibiotics in Topical Cream Could Prevent HIV Transmission, Study Says

A class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides could be used to make a topical cream that would trigger production of a protein in humans to prevent HIV transmission, according to a study published Tuesday in PLoS Biology , the Orlando Sentinel ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discontinuing Antibiotic Used to Prevent Opportunistic Infections Among HIV Patients Could Increase Risk of Malaria, Diarrhea

"Abruptly discontinuing co-trimoxazole -- an antibiotic used to prevent opportunistic infections in HIV-positive people -- can lead to a higher incidence of malaria and diarrhea compared with patients who keep on taking the drug," according to a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MSF Calls on Roche to Reduce Cost of Oral Antibiotic to Prevent Blindness Among People With HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries

Medecins Sans Frontieres on Saturday called on pharmaceutical company Roche to provide its oral antibiotic valganciclovir at a reduced cost in developing countries to help prevent a virus that can cause blindness among people living with HIV/AIDS,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

antibiotic prophylaxis for HIV

Is there another antibiotic than Bactrim to use by HIV patients as prophylaxis against opportunistic infections?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dapsone and aerosolized pentamidine can be used to treat and prevent PCP pneumonia in patients allergic to bactrim... Read more »

HIV sores and antibiotics

I know that there is no cure for HIV/AIDS but can the sores people get from HIV be cleared up with antibiotics...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-There are many infections that could cause "sores" in people with HIV/AIDS and many can be cured and almost all can be treated. For example, Herpes virus can cause sores on the genitals or oral area and can be treated with... Read more »

HIV/TB coinfection. ART and antibiotics?

We represent a PLWHA group in Kyrgyzstan. We care of a patient with HIV and TB co-infection. Can ART be ordered with antibiotics, like biseptol?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question from Kyrgyzstan.Antiretroviral therapy can indeed by administered at the same time as other antibiotics. Further, all persons with HIV/TB coinfection should definitely receive Biseptol (trimethoprim/sulfa) prophylaxis,... Read more »

Antibiotics and HIV

I want to know if it is nessesary to take Sulphamethoxazole/Trimethoprim orally on a daily basis to protect yourself against possible infections. My CD4 is currently 680 and not on any ARV ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole (TMP/SMX), aka Septra or Bactrim, is generally prescribed for PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) prophylaxis when the CD4 cell count falls to 200 or less. It can be discontinued if and when the CD4 count... Read more »
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Preventive Antibiotics

Posted by picaropsv, 4 Replies
Hey all!

Looking for information and some of your kind words.
As I have mentioned in the past, last year, more or less around this time of year, I became quite ill with a strange kind of double pneumonia, one of the bugs was normal, but the other was... Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
Was on I.V. antibiotics overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »

ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After taking antibiotics for a while (different kinds were described when my uti did not go away) my tongue started to burn and it's white in the back. this has been going on for over two weeks. possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over... Read more »

Paid HIV Prevention Study--Participants Needed!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Talaria, Inc. is a small company which specializes in health education software. We're currently conducting an online research study for men who have sex with other men. Participants will evaluate an HIV prevention website or an alternative program.

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