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Can A Person With HIV Take Azithromycin

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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

What Is Azithromycin? Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. In the US, its brand name is Zithromax. It is sold under many other brand names in other countries, including Ultreon. Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. Azithromycin is used to fight opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer and Mack-Illert manufacture it. Why Do People With HIV Take Azithromycin? Azithromycin is used for mild or moderate bacterial infections....
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Azithromycin

Hi Dr. Bob,Recently I took a Home Access Hiv Antibody Test. I came out negative but I just had a quick question. Six days prior to the test I started taking Azithromycin for the flu. Would the Azithromycin affect the outcome of my HIV test? In...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As I have mentioned so many times in the past, the information (or reassurance) you are waiting for was already waiting for you in the archives! See below! Gentle readers; please remember to check the archives!!! (You'll be glad you did!)Dr.... Read more »

azithromycin

found out HIV+ a month ago CD4 (8) , VL 206000, candida, thrush, 32years old male, started combivir, effavirenz, bactrim and azithromycin, now VL is undetectable, no CD4 test yet, my question is how long should i be on bactrim and azithromycin for?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The Bactrim and azithromycin that you take are to prevent very serious HIV/AIDS complications of Pneumocystis (PCP), Toxoplasmosis and Mycobacterium avium (MAC). Once your viral load is undetectable and CD4 counts rise above... Read more »

Risk of HIV transmission from a HIV+ person`s bleeding wound

First of all, thanks for what you`re doing. I`m sure anyone who needs to know anything about HIV, from infected individuals to hypochondriacs alike, are very thankful to you guys.My question is whether or not I should worry after helping a bleeding...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello thereOK so yes you are worrying too much! From what you have described HIV transmission carried a very small risk. Even with cuts on your hands, they would have had to happen at the same time of helping him out. Your body minutes after... Read more »

is it possible fo a person tested negetive to infect a person with HIV

My brother and his wife went for a HIV test recently. My brother tested negetive and his wife tested positive. We all know that his wife has benn very loyal and my brother has not been loyal. Is it possible that my brother is carriying HIV but it...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
A person who is tested HIV negative could not have infected their HIV positive partner.HIV tests are very accurate but can be falsely positive in some cases. That is why we do confirmatory testing. They also do not tell you when the person was... Read more »
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