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Causes Of Pneumocystis Pneumonia

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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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Active pneumocystis pneumonia

My son was diagnosed with AIDS at the same time he came down with pneumocystis (disgnosed through bronchoscopy & samples). He was treated with Bactrim; when that produced no improvement, they started pentamidine, with Retrovir and Epivir. He is...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The chances of survival are not fantastic in this situation, but they're not zero, either. It's hard to come up with an exact figure, but cases this severe have about a 10-20% survival rate. The lungs can sometimes be so damaged from the... Read more »

pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

is a protozoal or atypical fungal infection?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is an atypical fungal infection.... Read more »

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

What are some of the latest developments in preventing and treating this infection?...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
THe best prevention is for people who have T cells below 200 cells to take trimethprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim) either daily or 3 times per week. For those allergic to sulfa, either dapsone, aerosolozed pentamidine or atovaquone(mepron) can be... Read more »

AIDS Pneumonia (PCP)

What is PCP? How does it differ from other pneumonia? What is the course of the infection and recommended treatment?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
PCP stands for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Technically, Pneumocystis carinii is a fungus, but until recently it was always thought to be a parasite. Because it acts more like a parasite and responds to some antiparasitic drugs but not to... Read more »
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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 »

Pneumonia

Posted by hello123, 3 Replies
If someone with HIV had pneumonia, would they be able to recover with regular antibiotics? Thank you for reading this and please respond. Read more »

pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous
Can ARS Cause one to get Pneumomnia ? dry cough low fever and X ray shows spot on the lungs . Dr Says its Pneumonia could it be ARS ?

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HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

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HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »