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Can You Die From 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 »

Changing PCP's

I have been with my physician for 6 years now, ever since he successfully brought me back from near... Read more »

PCP cough symptoms

Please answer to this question.I have a cough which is rather mild and dry which stops during... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent PCP in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

PCP is the most serious infection among children with HIV. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented and treated. TMP-SMX, also known as Bactrim, Septra, or Cotrim* , is the best medicine for preventing and treating PCP. Early diagnosis and... Read more »
Project Inform

How to Prevent PCP

Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have PCP? CD4+ Cell Counts Who Is at Risk of Getting PCP? How Do I Prevent Myself Getting PCP? Your CD4 Cell Counts Special Concerns for Pregnant Women and Children When Should I Start Preventive Treatment? ... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Why People With HIV Still Die -- And Why They Don't Have To ...

Introduction What Kills People With HIV Today? Hepatitis Outranks Other Death Threats Can Liver Deaths Be Prevented? Bad Adherence Can Kill Fateful Impact of a Late Diagnosis AIDS Cancers and Non-AIDS Cancers How Big Is the Threat From Heart... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction This chapter discusses medical care at the end-of-life, and is organized into four sections, as follows: Dying in the Era of HAART Preparing Patients and Families for Imminent Death Clinical Management of Imminently Dying Patients ... Read more »
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Fiance in the hospital with PCP

Posted by schedir81, 4 Replies
Hello, I just brought my girl to the hospital today and she is being treated for pcp. She stopped taking her meds around 3 to four years ago after an incident in her life threw her in complete denial.

She was afraid of me leaving her and for not... Read more »

Help me, dying ! Is this hiv?

Posted by paranoiafreak, 2 Replies
Doc i am experiencing burning, tingling, numbness of my sole feet and calves sometimes the legs, hands and palms and arms sometimes the upperarms and when i sleep at night, the burning sensation would involve my back, nape and back half of my head... Read more »


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

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 »