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Can A Person With HIV Take Bactrim

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can i take bactrim ds with Reyataz, Truvada,& Norvir?

Can i take Bactrim DS with my hiv meds Reyataz, Truvada & Norvir?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Absolutely. Trimethoprim/sulfa (Bactrim, Septra, Cotrimoxazole) is recommended to prevent Pneumocystic pneumonia (PCP) and other AIDS-related infections for all persons Read more »

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...ventilator) is used temporarily while the antibiotics fight the infection and improve the lungs. Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...prevent PCP in people with AIDS. The drugs used to treat PCP include TMP/SMX, dapsone, pentamidine, and atovaquone. TMP/SMX (Bactrim or Septra , see Fact Sheet 535 ) is the most effective anti-PCP drug. It's a combination of two antibiotics:... Read more »
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Pentamidine

...intravenously (IV) to 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... Read more »
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First Person: An Interview With Shelley Singer

...prophylaxis you mean you took meds to prevent opportunistic infections like pneumonia and other things. Exactly. They put me on Bactrim, but the first thing that happened was I discovered I had a very bad allergy to Bactrim. I got even sicker.... Read more »
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