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Bactrim In Hiv Patients

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CD4 % and Bactrim

The MD I work with prescribes Bactrim for all HIV + patients with CD4 percentages of <20. Chronic (over 1-2 years)Bactrim therapy is often the result. What is the latest protocol for Bactrim and CD4 percentage?
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 »

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hi my question is, if i have hiv can i take sulfameth/trimethoprim? Read more »

Bactrim

My Doctors has prescribed Bactrim as part of my regimen. While I take my ARVs regularly, I have not... Read more »
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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 »
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An Overview of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethaprim (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim)

...caused by protozoa, which are microscopic organisms that can cause disease. When bacterial and protozoal infections occur in patients with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV, they tend to be more serious and are called... Read more »
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Pentamidine

...treat active PCP. What Is PCP? PCP (or pneumocystis pneumonia) 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 »
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Filgrastim (Neupogen)

... for more information on these laboratory tests. Advanced HIV disease can cause neutropenia. It can be fairly common in HIV patients using medications that can damage the bone marrow, such as: ganciclovir, a drug used to treat cytomegalovirus... Read more »
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HIV Patients required study Vancouver and Toronto

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...HIV Patients required for paid surveys and focus groups. Earn $150-$350 dependant on study you are selected for. Call 604-628-7647 Read more »

REFLECTION!

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...could get out of hand with those individuals who had been diagnosed? what was science doing to atleast give palliative care to patients; especially those who died slow agonising deaths here in africa? was it lack of creativity and imagination? or... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »