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Does Having Pcp Mean I Have Hiv

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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 »

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 »

HIV /AIDS , PCP and Diabetes

I Had PCP 3 times in a row only months apart from july 96-jan.97 i had a cd-4 count of 6 and was... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women, smoking can increase the risk and severity of... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stopping PCP Prophylaxis after Suppressing HIV

...opportunistic infections were based on a person's CD4 count. Patients began drugs to prevent pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) when their CD4 counts fell below 200 cells/mm 3 . Before the advent of combination antiviral therapy and advances... Read more »
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PCP

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
...What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks 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 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 Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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