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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 for organism) is recommended as well as looking for other explanations. KH... Read more »


My husband realised that he had diagnosed with HIV+ only last month, due to that he is having fever at around 37.2 degree celcious for around 2 months, so he was admitted to the hospital for oppurtunistic infections checking, but seems no infections...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Pregnant Lady, thank you for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your husband's condition. From what you've described, I don't think that he's got Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), but he's clearly not doing as well as... Read more »

pcp transmission?

I recently met a woman and had sex with her (unsafe intercourse),we both have hiv, she hasn't been under a doctors care for a couple of years and got admitted to hospital with pcp yesterday (4-23-08). Her cd4 count is probably very low. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree having unsafe sex was definitely a lapse in judgment.Can you catch PCP? No, not with your excellent CD4 count. PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) is an opportunistic infection. Opportunistic infections become a problem for HIVers... Read more »

Spreading of KS; Does this mean my viral load is rising?

I have had KS now for two years. I took chemo for six months (Doxil) and all seemed to fade especially when I took Combivir/Viracept.Last week the KS on soles of my feet began to expand (this is the only area).Does the spread of KS mean my...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask an important question-- Does reappearance of KS signify that something else is going on, such as falling CD4 or rising viral load? The answer is MAYBE.Unlike so many other opportunistic complications of HIV (e.g. PCP) in which their... Read more »
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Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

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 »

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 »


Posted by Anonymous
Symptoms of PCP besides cough?

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