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Getting Pneumonia When You Have Hiv

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Pneumonias

Table of Contents What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Pneumocystis (jiroveci) Pneumonia (PCP) Bacterial Pneumonias Viral Pneumonias Tuberculosis (TB) Other (Rare) Cases of Pneumonia in HIV+ People Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to a common infection of the lungs caused by one of thefollowing types of germs: bacteria, fungi, or viruses. The infection caninvolve one lung, both lungs, or just part of a...
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Follow-up to pneumonia question and 3-4 days of HIV meds

Dear Dr. Young,I have a follow-up to a question I asked and you answered. I don't want to be greedy as I know you get many questions. I just had quick follow-up.You said the strep pneumonia I got was not due to my CD-4 reading of 171 while I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for your reply.Probably a couple of points to clarify. First off, Strep pneumo was a serious cause of pneumonia long before there was HIV, and will continue to be a pathogen in HIV+ and HIV-er's. (And yes, this is yet another... Read more »

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...
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
He needs HIV treatment immediately. I don't understand the delay until January. 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... Read more »

Chest pain - pneumonia or anxiety?

I was diagnosed with Asthma in 1989, HIV in 2002, and had pneumonia in 2009. This year I had chest pain and tightness, doctor said it was initial stages of pneumonia back and put me on antibiotics. She also prescribed Urbanol for anxiety. It has...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Chest pain and tightness are serious conditions that require a differential diagnosis to determine root cause. In addition to physiological causes, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and even depression can cause such tightness . Your doctor is... Read more »

severe pain due to fluid around lung/pneumonia

I am writing in regards to my lover who is HIV poz and has recently been diagnosed with pneumonia about three weeks ago. The doctors ran evey kind of test possible, x-rays, cat scan, a bronchial scope to retrieve a speciman of the infection, ekg,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Fluid can collect in the lung cavity when people have pneumonia-- it can be a PARAPNEUMONIC EFFUSION, which is not infected itself and either gets reabsorbed gradually or has to be drained if it's large, or it can be an EMPYEMA, which is... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Getting on with it!!

Posted by Dreamer76, 10 Replies
Hey Guys,

I`m a 32 year old gay male.. out to my family and friends for the past 10 yrs!
Just when everything was going great in my life , career wise etc, and i feel like i`m in my prime i did a routine test only to find out that i`m H.I.V... Read more »