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How Do I Treat Pcp

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Ask the Experts

Refraining from AZT while treating PCP

Dr. Gallant: This Q & A forum is simply wonderful, especially for thefamily members of person with AIDs My brother wasrecently diagnosed with AIDS as result of the onset of a pneumoniainfection in both lungs. None of us knew, including himthat...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The reason that AZT is sometimes stopped during the treatment of PCP isnot because of a drug interaction, but because both AZT and high-doseBactrim can be toxic to the bone marrow. The use of both at the sametime can increase the chance of... Read more »

thought/treated for pcp

Hello Dr. Ben.Several years ago I when I lived in Junction, I was one of your patients. I am now... Read more »

PCP Exposure?

I am HIV + and my T-cells are above 300 and on meds. I recently visited a friend who I haven't... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

What Is PCP? How Is PCP Treated? Can PCP Be Prevented? Which Drug Is Best? The Bottom Line What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent PCP in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

PCP is the most serious infection among children with HIV. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented and treated. TMP-SMX, also known as Bactrim, Septra, or Cotrim* , is the best medicine for preventing and treating PCP. Early diagnosis and... Read more »
Project Inform

How to Prevent PCP

Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have PCP? CD4+ Cell Counts Who Is at Risk of Getting PCP? How Do I Prevent Myself Getting PCP? Your CD4 Cell Counts Special Concerns for Pregnant Women and Children When Should I Start Preventive Treatment? ... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
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Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I 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... Read more »

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 »

pcp (aids) And still regain health?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does this happen? Anyone been diagnosed with aids and then start meds, perhaps clean up lifestyle and then start feeling better? Gaining weight, feeling 'normal' and going on to live life for years more.
Anyone have input on this?
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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 »