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Hiv Prophylaxis Guidelines Bactrim

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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.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...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 well tolerated. ... 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 »

On and off low grade fever

I found out I was HIV + in February. My test was TC 120 and virus loaded is too high that is way... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

U.S. Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections

... Condition Preferred Medications Alternate Medications Primary Prophylaxis Secondary Prophylaxis PCP Bactrim (TMP-SMZ) Dapsone; Dapsone + Daraprim (pyrimethamine) + Leucovorin; NebuPent (aerosolized pentamidine); Mepron... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

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...Type-II diabetic with HIV. When I was diagnosed last spring my CD4 count was 182 and I started therapy with Truvada/Isentress, and Bactrim to prevent infections. Despite my low CD4s, I remain asymptomatic, and now have a CD4 count of 266 and an... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Stopping PCP Prophylaxis after Suppressing HIV

...who stopped secondary prophylaxis. Also, the fact that there were no reported cases of toxoplasmosis is significant because Bactrim and Dapsone, the most common antibiotics used to prevent PCP, also offer some protection against toxoplasmosis. In... Read more »
The Well Project


...characteristic appearance Sputum sample taken for special stain for Pneumocystis Treatment: Antibiotics including: TMP/SMX (Bactrim or Septra) Dapsone plus trimethoprim Pentamidine Atovaquone (Mepron) First choice treatment is TMP/SMX,... Read more »
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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 »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... 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 »