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Getting Rid Of Pcp

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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

Based on a small study, if standard therapy doesn't work, patients might be able to use Neutrexin (trimetrexate) combined with Leucovorin (folinic acid.) Can PCP Be Prevented? The best way to prevent PCP is to use strong ART. People who have less than 200 CD4 cells can prevent PCP by taking the same medications used for PCP treatment. Another way to reduce the risk of PCP is not to smoke, or to stop smoking. HIV-positive smokers develop PCP...
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PCP Prophylaxis Question

have a question about starting prophylaxis for OIs. My boyfriend was diagnosed HIV positive at the end of November 2009. We received his lab results back last week, & his CD4 was 75; his viral load was 136,000. His ID doctor started him on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
WTF?Prevention for pneumocystic pneumonia is recommended for all persons with CD4 counts less than 200 (or with a clinical diagnosis of AIDS). Bactrim (trimethoprim/sulfa, or it's alternative, dapsone) is inexpensive (generic) and usually very... 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 »

Getting rid of crix belly.

I've noticed the fat in my face, arms and legs has pretty much gone and the gut is getting bigger. I am currently taking D4T, 3TC and Sustiva. I exercise regularly, running and playing racquetball and well as some weight training. Can I do...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
It is interesting that you call this "crix belly" though you are not taking crixivan!Well, we remain at an impasse without answers with respect to fat accumulation and fat depletion. You certainly seem to be exercising enough which should... Read more »

Getting rid of my 'pot belly'

Hello I am a big fan of this site and find it very informataive reading up on all the questions answered and I have one I hope you can help me with? I've been +ive for the last 9 years now 29yo and currently taking Kaletra, Zerit, tenofovir and...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Dear J, I guess this may not just be a consequence of HIV therapy but also the chemo and the effects on your exercise habits of doing through this difficult time. Those slendertone belts are not particularly effective from the anecdotes I have heard... Read more »
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Fiance in the hospital with PCP

Posted by schedir81, 4 Replies
Hello, I just brought my girl to the hospital today and she is being treated for pcp. She stopped taking her meds around 3 to four years ago after an incident in her life threw her in complete denial.

She was afraid of me leaving her and for not... Read more »

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 »

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 could it be part of AVS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get PCP as a first sign? I've been sick and under a lot of stress for the past 4 weeks. I've devopled a dry cough plus a lot of other symptoms, was wondering is PCP could be a first symptom too?

thanks for responding Read more »