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Can Pcp Appear In First 4 Weeks Of Hiv Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...people may look perfectly healthy for many years despite the fact that they have HIV in their bodies. The only way to find out if you are infected is by taking an HIV test. Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Primary HIV infection is the first stage of HIV disease, typically lasting only a week or two, when the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of...
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Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they are still considered to have AIDS. Why is that? I found out that I had HIV 17 years ago when I became extremely ill with flu-like symptoms but I also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...having "AIDS" or not. I have always hated lables anyway...I'm just a person (55+) who happens to be infected with HIV. I had PCP (Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia) five yrs ago and was my doctor said I had "AIDS" because of the PCP and a CD4 count... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Denial (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2009)

What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...declare how evidence of HIV infection was determined and what kind of pneumonia they are talking about it. Some types, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), are all but unique to HIV since they occur only in the presence of a severely... Read more »

pcp transmission?

I recently met a woman and had sex with her (unsafe intercourse),we both have hiv, she hasn't been under a doctors care for a couple of years and got admitted to hospital with pcp yesterday (4-23-08). Her cd4 count is probably very low. The question...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I agree having unsafe sex was definitely a lapse in judgment.Can you catch PCP? No, not with your excellent CD4 count. PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) is an opportunistic infection. Opportunistic infections become a problem for HIVers... Read more »

HIV is not the cause of AIDS

Why do doctors keep prescribing toxic medications for HIV when HIV is not the cause of AIDS. The cause of AIDS is drugs, malnutrition, lack of vitamins, toxicity, etc.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...declare how evidence of HIV infection was determined and what kind of pneumonia they are talking about it. Some types, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), are all but unique to HIV since they occur only in the presence of a severely... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 1079-83. 6 . Leoung et al. Aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1990; 323: 769-75. 7 . Martin et al. A comparison of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contribution of non-adherence and drug failure. AIDS 2000;14:2559-66. 51. Wolff AJ, O'Donnell AE. Pulmonary manifestations of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Chest 2001;120:1888-93. 52. Kovacs JA, Hiemenz JW,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Women

...yet they account for more than 79 percent of AIDS cases in women. Worldwide, more than 90 percent of all adolescent and adult HIV infections have resulted from heterosexual intercourse. Women are particularly vulnerable to heterosexual... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) or pentamidine to treat PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) Cancers Health care providers use radiation, chemotherapy, or injections of alpha... Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...immunodeficiency syndrome" (AIDS), but a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test was negative. He was treated for possible Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and his symptoms resolved in the ensuing two weeks. Three months later, he tested... Read more »