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Dealing With Pneumonia And Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

Pfizer's Prevnar 7 vaccine, which protects against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a study published Thursday in the New England... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles County Investigating Couple After Child Died of AIDS-Related Pneumonia Without Ever Having HIV Test

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is investigating a couple for possible child endangerment after their three-year-old daughter died earlier this May of what the county coroner said was AIDS-related pneumonia, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Couple Whose Daughter Allegedly Died of AIDS-Related Pneumonia Without Having HIV Test Allowed to Keep Son

A Van Nuys, Calif., couple who were investigated for possible child endangerment after their three-year-old daughter died in May of what the Los Angeles County coroner said was AIDS-related pneumonia will retain custody of their eight-year-old son,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Pneumonia/Contagious/HIV+

I am HIV Posititve and a friend of mine is in the hospital with Pnuemonia. I was wanting to visit him but am afraid it would put me at risk of possible infection. My viral load is 270 and my CD4 is 677. I was diagnosed 6 months ago and have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Some types of pneumonia are more contagious than others; however, considering your high CD4 count, I would not anticipate any problems resulting from your visiting a hospitalized friend being treated for pneumonia. On a related note, I should... Read more »

Is pneumonia a sign of hiv

I've been involved in a monogomous relationship for 2 years. Before this relationship I had unprotected sex with 2 individuals. I recently went to the ER because I had a fever and I was having difficulty breathing. I was diagnosed with walking...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Pneumonia is a common infection in both HIV-s and +s, but HIV+ people are more likely to get frequent recurrences of pneumonia. The kind of pneumonia that brings people to the doctor that is commonly connected with HIV is a special kind of... Read more »

Pneumonia, Jaundice, and HIV testing

Hello Dr. Frascino. The work you do is amazing. I really appreciate that you help lot of people by answering their questions. I have a question. I am 20 year old male. My exposure was unprotected insertive oral (woman performing oral on me). Please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Neither your pneumonia as a newborn, use of medications as a youngster, jaundice as a 12- or 13-year-old or any medications taken for these problems would affect the accuracy of your HIV tests, the time it would take for you to produce... Read more »

Diagnosed with pneumonia, still not tested for HIV

Im almost 100% sure that I have the HIV Virus. Last weekend I went to the emergency room to complain of chest pain which is pretty odd since Im a professional athlete and in top shape. They diagnosted me with some type of phnemonia which I though...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are "almost 100% sure that you have HIV," because you were "diagnosted with some type of phnemonia?" What's phnemonia? OK, let's assume you mean "diagnosed with pneumonia". First off, the vast vast... Read more »
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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 »

Flu or pneumonia shot ...?

Posted by srchanfrans43, 1 Reply
Anyone know if the shots still are cross reactive with antibody tests.....? If so what's the time to wait after a shot to take an antibody test ? Read more »

I need help. Is it possible to contract pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Lately, for past month I have had random spells where I just dont feel well. Most recently I have started coughing.(last 2 days.) 2 days before the coughing started I had a constant headache for two days. I know my body because I do not get sick... 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 you'll know what it does). I am... Read more »