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How Do You Prevent Pcp

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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
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PCP

Hi Doc BY,Greetings again from the Philippines.I would like to ask if I am protected from PCP with pneumococcal vaccine?Thank you
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...again,Pneumococcal vaccination helps prevent serious infections from pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae). It does not prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP).On the other hand, certain antibiotic medications, such as trimethoprim/sulfa... Read more »

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 well... 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
...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 pneumonia. It is an organism that can cause serious pneumonia in people with AIDS and we usually... Read more »

What is Sulfameth/trimethoprim?

What is Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim used for?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...those of the urine or respiratory tract. One of its main applications in the setting of HIV infection is as an agent to prevent PCP. Read more »
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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 Read more »
The Body PRO

Effects of Atovaquone (A) Versus Dapsone (D) in the Prevention of PCP for Patients Intolerant to Trimetheoprim-Sulfa

...Clinical Research on AIDS and the AIDS ClinicalTrials Group about the use of Atovaquone (A) versus Dapsone (D) in theprevention of PCP for patients intolerant to trimetheoprim-Sulfa. The studyrandomized 1,057 patients with a median CD4 of 60... Read more »
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 »
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 Read more »
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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 »

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 »

it is my turn for stpid q's

Posted by daisey6205, 3 Replies
...i have read people talking about pcp and oi's and for lack of sounding stupid, someone please explain what they are. sorry that everyone thought i was so smart, when Read more »