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How Can I Prevent Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

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CD4 LOW

I have always had a CD4 count above 350, today i was told my CD4 count is 109. Does this make my diagnosis from just HIV+ to AIDS????
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...treatment with a three or four drug regimen immediately. You should also receive prophylactic antibiotic treatment for prevention of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Most importantly is for you to be in the care of a physician who is a specialist... Read more »

Cd 4 count

I just found out that I'm HIV positive , my cd4 count is at 60. Should I be concerned? They haven't... Read more »

AIDS without symptoms

my cd4 count is 44, that is AIDS. but I dont have any symptoms excapt for being very tired most... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in Children

... PCP is the most common opportunistic infection among children with HIV infection. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented. Read more »
The Body PRO

Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia: What's New in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapies and Protease Inhibitors?

...Despite the fact that the incidence and prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among AIDS patients has declined over the years, due tothe widespreaduse of prophylaxis, it remains an important cause of morbidity Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 1079-83. 6 . Leoung et al. Aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1990; 323: 769-75. 7 . Martin et al. A comparison of the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethaprim (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim)

...HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim was approved by the FDA on June 23, 1981, for the treatment and prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), a common OI in people with HIV. Dosage Form/Administration ... Read more »
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Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello all. Does anyone know of any newer meds for the prevention of another episode PCP? I have tried with fail: Bactrim (allergic to sulfa), Dapsone (causes severe rashs), Pentamidine (if anyone has ever used it Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell him... Read more »

I AM AT WITS END WITH PCP PREVENTION

Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
...taking it and hope for the best, but I don't want to make things worse. As far as I know though mepron is the last stop on the pcp antibiotics train and I just don't want to be so quick to discontinue something that can improve my quality of... Read more »

PCP

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
...What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks Read more »