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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? Can I Ever Stop Preventive Therapy? What Medicines Are Used to Prevent PCP? How Do I Get the Medicines to Prevent PCP? The Bottom Line Introduction PCP usually infects the lungs and...
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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.

Rocky Mountain CARES
WTF?Prevention for 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... Read more »

PCP

Hi My doctor put me on Cozole along with my ARV's she said it is to prevent pcp , can you tell me more about pcp and why should i take cozole if i am not sick , my cd 4 is currently at 380thanks ...
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
Hmmmm. Not sure why you would need cozole to prevent PCP if your CD4 count is 380. What is the CD4 percent? If the CD4 percent is < 14% then perhaps it would be necessary with that high of a CD4 count. PCP stands for pneumocystis carinii... Read more »

alternative agents for primary pcp prophylaxis in patients intolerant ofbactrim and g6pd deficient with a positive ppd

Please advise regarding alternative agents for primary pcp prophylaxis forsomeone who is neutropenic on three times a weekBactrim, G6PD deficient, PPD positive and has a history of upper extremityosteomyelitis with purulent draining lesions,CD4...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
This sounds like a good test question for the infectious disease board exam!First, the patient needs TB prophylaxis if he hasn't already had it: one yearof isoniazid along with vitamin B6.Alternatives for PCP prophylaxis depend a little on how... Read more »

Atovaquone and PCP prophylaxis

Is there any evidence for atovaquone 250mg po qd for prophylaxis of PCP-- what is the dose for PCP prophylaxis with atovaquone showing the best results?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The usual prophylactic dose is 1500 mg once a day.... Read more »
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I AM AT WITS END WITH PCP PREVENTION

Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
I have used Bactrim only to discover that I'm allergic to sulfabiotics; finding out the hard way was not fun. I switched to Dapsone and within a week I had hives again, at that point I decided to switch doctors because I was also dealing with a... Read more »

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 you'll know what it does). I am... Read more »

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 »

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 »