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Can Bactrim Help With HIV

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Bactrim's long term effects?

I've been on Bactrim for 2 yrs now ... what are the long term effects..... my t cells are below 100, but I'm in wk 30 of my PegInterferon/Ribavirin HepC therapy. Dr. says I can get off of Bactrim when my CD4 gets above 200 ... but doesn't l.t....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Bactrim (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) is used to prevent opportunistic infections (infections that take advantage of an immune system Read more »


Dear Doctor, I was tested hiv+ on 15 Dec 08 with CD4 count 150, VL49000. I have the sore throat at... Read more »

bactrim for viral load

dear sirmy husband was diagnosed hiv positive 1 year back .And till now doctor didnt advice any... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...TMP/SMX is combination of two antibiotic drugs: trimethoprim andsulfamethoxazole. It is also known as cotrimoxazole. It is soldas Bactrim┬« (manufactured by Roche) or Septra┬« (byMonarch Pharmaceuticals). TMP/SMX is sold under many other namesin... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the HIV Specialist

...Type-II diabetic with HIV. When I was diagnosed last spring my CD4 count was 182 and I started therapy with Truvada/Isentress, and Bactrim to prevent infections. Despite my low CD4s, I remain asymptomatic, and now have a CD4 count of 266 and an... Read more »
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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...An editorial in my local paper bemoaned that the writer was saddened that his friend died of AIDS in 1994 just before the advent of drugs that would have allowed him to lead a long and healthy life. The editorial advocated Read more »

Please help me, i am DESPERATE!!!!!

Posted by snake, 2 Replies
...pain, and now i have colitis and burping with full of gases and bloating, i went to the doctor who prescribed me flagyl and bactrim, had a little fatigue and shortness of breath with low blood pressure and tachycardia, yesterday, but i dont know... Read more »

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 »

Has KS been forgetten?

Posted by curi0us, 2 Replies
...saw no need to start therapy right away. Last september I contracted foliculitis/MRSA (probably from the gym) and was given bactrim to clear it up. I was highly allergic to the bactrim and was changed to Doxycyclin; the skin infection left some... Read more »