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Can Pcp Be Cured With Medication

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PCP - NON COMPLIANCE WITH MEDICATION

Dear Doctor,I had a PCP diagnosis four months ago, which was successfully treated with Bactrim .....my question is -- with a T cell count of under 30 and viral load of 40,000....what are the chances of contracting this OI again?....The hospital...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You are putting your worries in the wrong basket. With less than 30 T cells, you are not only vulnerable to PCP but to all the other unpleasant and potentially fatal complications of AIDS. Wasn't your hospital stay unpleasant enough to cure... Read more »

PCP treatment and prognosis

Dear Dr. Gallant, A friend of mine is in the hospital with PCP. He has had AIDS for a few years,... Read more »

pcp transmission?

I recently met a woman and had sex with her (unsafe intercourse),we both have hiv, she hasn't... Read more »
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Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

t.b. , pcp, & aids

Posted by danni, 1 Reply
is there anyone out there who knows the possibility of some one with aids recovering from t.b. & pcp? my doctor is unable to answer this question, so i would be grateful to hear from someone with personal knowledge of this thanks! may God bless... Read more »

PCP How could you not know ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read that there are symptoms for PCP but I also read of people just waking up in Hospital with PCP; how can someone not know they have PCP ? Fever and dry cough are not something you do not notice, is it that some people are just completely out of... Read more »

Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello all. Does anyone know of any newer meds for the prevention of another episode PCP? I have tried with fail: Bactrim (allergic to sulfa), Dapsone (causes severe rashs), Pentamidine (if anyone has ever used it you'll know what it does). I am... Read more »