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How Does Pcp Spread

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PCP with high cd4???

My doctor i saw yesterday suggested that I had PCP! I nearly fell on the floor! My cd4 is 1000 and undetectable.My symptoms were gaging cough and blood and bloody mucus in my vomit.I have a dull pain in my upper stomach. I am being set for xray on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...PCP with high CD4 count and undetectable viral level would be very usual so clear confirmation (such as examination of lung fluid 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 »
AIDS InfoNet


...People with less than 200 CD4 cells usually take Bactrim or Septra (see Fact Sheet 535 ) to prevent pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). These drugs also protect you against toxo. See Fact Sheet 515 for more information on PCP. If you can't... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (TB)

...loss, constant fatigue, night sweats, and fevers, especially in the evening. These are very much like the symptoms caused by Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ), but active TB can occur at any CD4 level. These symptoms can vary if... Read more »
The Well Project


...HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci ) Pneumonia (PCP) PCP is... 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 »


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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) or pentamidine to treat PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) Cancers Health care providers use radiation, chemotherapy, or injections of alpha... Read more »


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