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Can Azithromycin Help With HIV

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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 »

Hepatitis B / Antibiotics and HIV Test (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2009)

I currently have Hepatitis B and have just finished taking azithromycin for a cough.I just took a Home Access Hiv test (6 weeks after potential exposure) and was wondering if either the Hep B or antibiotics would affect the negative result.Thank you....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Once again, the information you request was already waiting for you in the archives!!! I've answered these concerns multiple times in the past. (See below for a small sample of what you will find in the archives!)Dr. BobHep B and HIV... Read more »

watery stool after taking azithromycin

I have been to the GU clinic today and was treated for NSU. i was given 4 tablets of Azithromycin single dose. After an hour, I took a bit of food then had watery stool. Is that normal? I'm a bit worried the medicine just passed through me and...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I would not worry - it is not uncommon to have GI symptoms (nausea or diarrhea) after taking azithromycin. Take care,LHW... Read more »
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Treating Chlamydia with Azithromycin

Posted by Anonymous
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My girlfriend and I have just been given a dose of aztithromycin but the doctor was not sure how long to refrain from having sex with one another. Was wondering if anyone else knew or has been on azithromycin and knows how long we can't have... Read more »

HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This incident happened in a fast-food joint on 14 Jul 2000. It is my habit to rinse my mouth after every meal hence I went to toilet.

I squirted some "hand-wash" from its dispenser and proceeded to wash my hands then filled my mouth with tap-water... Read more »

Help need for my HIV+ bf from HIV+ girl !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi everybody.
My boyfriend is HIV+ and has a wish !
Please could a HIV+ girl help us ????
Nothing sexual or similar. Please !
Thanks very much indeed.
Jeff

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