Bactrim And Hiv

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CD4 % and Bactrim

The MD I work with prescribes Bactrim for all HIV + patients with CD4 percentages of
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Typically we'll discontinue PCP prophylaxis (Bactrim, Septra or others) when we have confirmed CD4 absolute counts above 200 and percentages above 15%.BY Read more »

Drop in White Blood Cell Count

OK, waiting for a drug trial to start and have not been on any Meds. CD4 is at 240, and VL at... Read more »
The Body

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

TB Drug Isoniazid Could Help Reduce by Half Child Deaths From AIDS-Related Illnesses, Study Says

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at .... Read more »

An Overview of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethaprim (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim)

...immune systems, including people with HIV, they tend to be more serious and are called opportunistic infections (OIs). HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim was approved by the FDA on June 23, 1981, for the treatment and... Read more »
The Body

Preventing Other Infections

...Doctors use the word "prophylaxis" to describe these medications. The most common type of drug used in this way is called Bactrim (it also goes by the names TMP-SMX, Septra, Sulfatrim and co-trimoxazole). Bactrim is an antibiotic; its chief... Read more »
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allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with another... Read more »

Living in China with an HIV positive partner

Posted by geekboy75, 1 Reply
...medication as soon as possible but everything seems to involve an unreasonably long wait. The hospital - one of the best for PLHIV/AIDS in Beijing and really supportive - is now saying he needs to have a complete health evaluation before they can... Read more »

results and oral

Posted by milk, 1 Reply
...negative for HIV. Is there any chance they would be wrong even tho I was well out of the window period? I was on the antibiotic Bactrim at the time, dunno if that would make a dif. Can I put this behind me? I am still going to test again in... Read more »


Posted by kenya
...but for the past; how come doctors were not using prophylaxis as a way of managing the symptoms and OIs? i mean, the use of bactrim, innoculations and vaccines; generally managing the problem before it could get out of hand with those individuals... Read more »
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