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Dealing With Pcp When You Have Hiv

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Wasting from PCP or from HIV?

I was recently diagnosed with pneumocystis pneumonia, my first HIV-related sickness in the twenty years since I was infected. I've felt sick with the PCP for three months (fever and cough), and began losing weight over the last month, about...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
People frequently lose weight with PCP, but it's not possible to tease out how much of that is due to the PCP itself and how much having advanced HIV contributes to it. Nonetheless, I think you doctor has given you too grim a view-- it is more... Read more »

my husban has pcp but not hiv ??? how??


Does PCP only affect a person with HIV virus?

My husband has PCP. Does this mean that his is a carrier of the HIV virus or AIDS?... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

What Is PCP? How Is PCP Treated? Can PCP Be Prevented? Which Drug Is Best? The Bottom Line What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Aprende Sobre la Pulmonía Pneumocystis Carinii (PCP)

¿Qué puedes hacer contra la pulmonía PCP? Muchas personas que tienen el VIH, el virus que causa el SIDA, pueden contraer una infección en los pulmones llamada pulmonía Pneumocystis carinii , o"PCP". Esta publicación discute sobre la... Read more »
Project Inform

Stopping PCP Prevention Is Possible at Lower CD4s

In September 2010, study results from the European COHERE study were published showing that some people could stop taking preventive treatment for PCP ( Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia) provided that their viral loads were under control by a potent... Read more »
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t.b. , pcp, & aids

Posted by danni, 1 Reply
is there anyone out there who knows the possibility of some one with aids recovering from t.b. & pcp? my doctor is unable to answer this question, so i would be grateful to hear from someone with personal knowledge of this thanks! may God bless... 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 »

Son has PCP

Posted by Anonymous
Our son is gay. He has never told us that he has tested positive for HIV, which I am sure that he would find difficult to tell us. Yes we have totally accepted his lifestyle with support and love. His companion called tonight and said that he had... Read more »

pcp (aids) And still regain health?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does this happen? Anyone been diagnosed with aids and then start meds, perhaps clean up lifestyle and then start feeling better? Gaining weight, feeling 'normal' and going on to live life for years more.
Anyone have input on this?
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