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Hiv And Cd4 Prophylaxis Guidelines

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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.

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...strength (DS) three times a week.I'd refer your hubby's doctor to current US, international or World Health Organization treatment guidelines.BY Read more »

Could long term bactrim use hinder a rise in CD4 count?

Hi Dr. Bob,I think I read recently that the long term use of Bactrim can actually hinder a rise in... Read more »

Also responding to VRL and AIDS July 23:

I also presented late, unfortunately, with a CD4 of ZERO and a VRL of 650,524 and, for the most... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...malaria is endemic, strategies to prevent malaria and its consequences include vector control, prophylaxis, and intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy. For U.S. travelers (including HIV-infected persons) to malarious areas, a combination... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

U.S. Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections

...develop. Bactrim may be prescribed for individuals with frequent respiratory infections. Adapted from the "1999 USPHS/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Persons Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus" MMWR ... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...Mortality Weekly Report. United States Public Health Service & Infectious Diseases Society of America. (2001). 2001 USPHS/IDSA guidelines for the prevention of opportunistic infections in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus:... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stopping PCP Prophylaxis after Suppressing HIV

...on successful anti-HIV therapy may be able to stop taking anti-OI drugs. A draft revision of the U.S. Public Health Service " Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections ," issued on May 14, 1999, is urging consideration of stopping... Read more »
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CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
...be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we stand immunologically. High CD4+Tcell count means that... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected. Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) within the next 6 hours and for 28 straight days. Didn't finished yet the treatment. The doctors here... Read more »

exposure 10 days ago--prophylaxis drug an option?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wait 3 months before I can be tested...surely there must be something to do sooner?? As this is a very recent exposure, are prophylaxis drugs an option?? any advice is appreciated! guilty, scared, and oh so stupid...; Read more »

hiv prophylaxis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My partner is pos.Last week the condom broke so doc gave me kaletra+combivir to take as 'morning after pill' or prophylaxis.ok for 3 days (except terrible shits) then BANG! puking,stomach pains,sweats,fatigue(so bad it brought on an attack of... Read more »