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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

Based on a small study, if standard therapy doesn't work, patients might be able to use Neutrexin (trimetrexate) combined with Leucovorin (folinic acid.) Can PCP Be Prevented? The best way to prevent PCP is to use strong ART. People who have less than 200 CD4 cells can prevent PCP by taking the same medications used for PCP treatment. Another way to reduce the risk of PCP is not to smoke, or to stop smoking. HIV-positive smokers develop PCP...
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my bf died of PCP

My BF knew about his HIV status on Mid Jul 08 (ELISA). His Western Blot Assays Test come 1 month later. However he died 1 weeks later due to PCP. I have a unprotective anal sex (receptive & active) on late May with him. I did 2 test after I knew...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's passing. His story of not finding out about his HIV disease until his immune system was already decimated by the virus is shockingly common here in the U.S. Twenty-five percent of the... Read more »

My symptoms are killing me.

I hope you are well doc,and that you don't have very big problems with your health like I do. I have a feeling that you avoid questions where there are a real risk + symptoms + negative tests because you think that you may be wrong in some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Silly Boy,You think I avoid questions where there is a real risk plus symptoms plus negative tests because I think I may be wrong in some cases??? WHAT??? You are indeed a "silly boy!" You evidently have not read very many of my... Read more »

HIV Risk for a Top (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Dr. Frascino,I'm a 29 year-old male who was recently in Miami for work conference. I'm a total top (never have bottomed) and had unprotected sex with a guy I met from online. We probably had sex for what seemed like 10 minutes (15 max)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Joel,Obviously you understood the potential catastrophic consequences of playing Brokeback Mountain with Mr. Miami McBarebacker and that was enough to scare the happy out of your Mr. Happy. As for the dude claiming to be HIV negative, I... Read more »

scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I'll certainly admit getting HIV tested can be anxiety provoking, it's important to note that when it comes to HIV, what you don't know can kill you. See below, and yes, by all means, take the test before your Mr.... Read more »
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PCP

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

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 »

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 »

PCP

Posted by Anonymous
Symptoms of PCP besides cough?

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