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Diagnosed With Pcp

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New HIV/AIDS diagnoses, pneumonia (PCP), please help!

We've heard so many different things so far with the entire host of medical staff in the hospital, primary doctor with no real knowledge of AIDS, and only speaking with social worker otherwise: Brief Hx: Admitted to hospital Nov 1 with severe lung...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...This is absolutely not acceptable. Vitamins are not the answer. Yes, there can be a recurrence or persistence in symptoms of PCP, particularly if the CD4 count is so suppressed, as his is now. More CD4 cells are the answer here, and that is not... Read more »

Can a person that had PCP and a CD4 of 58 when diagnosed become a distance runner?

I was diagnosed back in 2005 with PCP pneumonia and a CD4 of 57 however now have been healthy for... Read more »

vision disturbance

...225 and my viral load is undetectable I was also diagnosed with PCP when I was hospitalized. I... Read more »
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Clinicians Often Fail to Test for HIV After Diagnosing AIDS-Defining Illnesses, U.S. Study Suggests

...lymphoma, encephalopathy, invasive cervical cancer, yeast infection of other than the oral cavity, histoplasmosis, wasting, PCP [pneumocystis pneumonia], Kaposi's [sarcoma], etc. These are diagnoses which, the Centers for Disease Control says, if... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Update: Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

...patients, the routine use of tests such as chest radiograph, pulmonary function tests, and sputum induction are not useful in diagnosing "early" PCP. ( 7-9 ) "Data from the Pulmonary Complications of HIV Infection Study confirm that 95%... Read more »
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How to Prevent PCP

...developing child during the first three months of pregnancy. Ask your doctor about the best treatment for you. -->Children Early diagnosis and treatment of HIV in pregnant women can help prevent HIV and PCP in their children. Newborn children... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 1079-83. 6 . Leoung et al. Aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1990; 323: 769-75. 7 . Martin et al. A comparison of the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
...What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks Read more »

My husband was just diagnosed

Posted by sadwife, 14 Replies
...month ago. We did not know what was wrong with him and after many doctors visits, a lung biopsy, and a trip to the ICU, he was diagnosed with PCP, and ultimately, AIDS. His CD-4 count was 9. Although he is recovering from the PCP, I don't know... Read more »

Lookin' for some other guys living with AIDS

Posted by Rick64, 2 Replies
...Hi, I'm 42 and share my life with a negative man for five years now. I was diagnosed with PCP/AIDS and a bunch of other small joys shortly after my first partner of 6 years passed away. My new partner and I now travel Read more »

Son has PCP

Posted by Anonymous with support and love. His companion called tonight and said that he had to be rushed to the hospital and has been diagnosed with PCP. They live in California. We are in Michigan. We had never heard of PCP until today. We are at a... Read more »