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Hiv Pneumonia Symptoms

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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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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 »

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 »

C-Pneumonia co-infection

In mid-September I became very ill with flu-like symptoms. I immediately went to my doctor. He ordered blood testing and I asked him to include an HIV test in the Lab Order. All tests came back negative including the HIV.After a week in bed, I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The blood testing shows that you recently seroconverted for HIV infection. You should be retested to confirm the results and also to have a genotype done to see if there is any evidence of transmitted viral resistance. We don't have proof that... Read more »

PCP or Viral Pneumonia?

We are a couple and we have been diagnosed hiv positive almost four years ago, in the meantime We have been totallyasyntomatic until a week ago, when both of us stared (at the same time) with fever, joint tendreness, dry cough,malaise. Our chest X...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
By the time you read this, I hope you have been diagnosed and treated and are doing better. But I'll make a few general comments, anyway.If you both have PCP it is pure coincidence, as PCP is not felt to be transmissible from person-to-person.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

my hiv symptom question more elaborated

Posted by rob422, 1 Reply
so i read on a lot of websites that symptoms of HIV include flu-like symptoms, nail changes, rashes, headaches, pneumonia, disorientation, dry cough, night sweats, etc, etc.

but i'm slowly learning that these are the acute symptoms... right?
which... Read more »