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Dapsone Medication For Hiv Patients

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Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

What About Drug Resistance? Whenever you take medication, be sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, they might change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you are taking medications. When this happens, the drug will stop working. This is called "developing resistance" to the drug. For example, if you are taking dapsone to fight PCP...
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fluconazole and Dapsone duration

Dear dr. YoungI'm 43-years old and i was diagnosed at 1-15-2013. Cryptoccocal meningitis was the first manifestation of my disease. CD4 at dx. was 20 and VL 33.000. i was treated with conventional Amphotericin (failed) and than with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Seems like you're making a great recovery from very advanced HIV/AIDS.Your question is when secondary prophylaxis for cryptococcal meningitis and pneumocystis can be safely discontinued. With regard to the first,... Read more »

dapsone for PCP

Dear Dr. Feinberg,How does a physician determine what the first line of pharmacological treatment for PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) infection is? Is Dapsone usually the first choice, or does it depend on other interpatient variable factors?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I'm not clear whether you are talking about prevention (prophylaxis) or treatment of established PCP. However, in both situations, dapsone is second choice after trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra). For prevention, dapsone is used... Read more »

dapsone

hi, i and thank you for for your attention., i im taking dapson but i would like to know about the side efects on this drug i ll appreciate this and thank you again...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dapsone is used in the setting of HIV infecition particlarly for prevention of Pneumocystis pneumonia in persons intolerant to standard sulfa-trimethoprim. A small percent of persons taking dapson develop serious side effects that can include skin... Read more »

Dapsone & Septrin

Hello,My current Cd4 count is around 174 and I have recently been taking Dapsone for 10 day just to prevent pcp before I start my anti-HIV medication in a few days. I have previously taken Septrin which I had a nasty rash and also have just had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are alternatives to Septra or Dapsone for PCP prophylaxis, including oral Mepron or inhaled pentamidine. That you had a "nasty rash" as a result of taking Septra and Dapsone does not mean you will have a similar reaction to... Read more »
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Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

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RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

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Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

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On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among individuals who have been diagnosed as HIV positive. Our... Read more »

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

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On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among individuals who have been diagnosed... Read more »