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Can Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia Kill You

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How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cells to rebound to normal levels. Several drugs can be taken to help prevent a number of opportunistic infections including Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcus and cytomegalovirus infection. Once opportunistic infections... 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... Read more »
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Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...infections. See Fact Sheet 500 for more information on Opportunistic Infections. One opportunistic infection in people with HIV is PCP. This stands for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, which affects the lungs. See Fact Sheet 515 for more... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia: What's New in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapies and Protease Inhibitors?

...Despite the fact that the incidence and prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among AIDS patients has declined over the years, due tothe widespreaduse of prophylaxis, it remains an important cause of morbidity Read more »
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An Overview of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethaprim (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim)

...HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim was approved by the FDA on June 23, 1981, for the treatment and prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), a common OI in people with HIV. Dosage Form/Administration ... Read more »
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"More Life": World AIDS Day 2010

...than anything else, is what I wish for you. This past June marked 29 years since five men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), marking the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. To date no cure has been found, and... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html 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 Read more »

i cant take this any longer..my anxiety is killing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have all kinds of symptoms of hiv but not ars........if i was exposed to ARS a year ago would symptoms of the infection start only less than a year from when i got infected? im so lost...please any response is helpful! Read more »

The waiting is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...practice and endorse safe sex put me at ease a little bit. Just want positive thoughts for a negative result, the waiting is killing me! Read more »