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How Does Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia Affect The Lungs

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AIDS InfoNet

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...get opportunistic infections. See Fact Sheet 500 for more information on Opportunistic Infections. One opportunistic infection in people with HIV is PCP. This stands for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, which affects the lungs. See Fact Sheet 515 for more information on PCP. People who have a T-cell count of less than 200 may develop PCP. TMP/SMX is the first choice to treat or prevent PCP. If yourCD4 cell count is below 200, ask your...
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Thanks Doc

Hey doc..ZZZZ here again aka mr cd4 110 :) Thanks for all your help it makes a real difference being able to talk to someone about it other then councilers and stuff who I dont really trust. Your response to my question was really good kinda made me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...borrow your surfboard while I'm there? Regarding dapsone, did your doctors evaluate your cough? Certainly dapsone can be used for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prophylaxis in HIVers with CD4 counts less than 200. However, I'd like to make sure... Read more »


Hey doc XXXX here again I was the 22yr old guy just diagnosed with CD4 of 110 you'll be glad to know its now up to 180 but the doc says it'll bounce about. Anyways the specialist came up and talked to me and my fiance who is also positive. He got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your PCP treated!I'm here if you need me. I'll print some information below regarding PCP and its treatment.Good luck.Dr. BobPneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP) March 19, 2009What Is PCP?Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common... Read more »

KS on the bottom of foot

I was just diagnosed with KS that appeared on the bottom of my foot between the "pinky toe" and the one next to it. The lesion was open and oozing before it was cut out by a podiatrist. I just recently started treatment with Atripla and wondered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the KS does not respond. (See below.) I should also mention that with your CD4 count below 200, you should also be taking PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) prophylaxis, such as Bactrim or an alternative agent. I'll reprint some information... Read more »

pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

is a protozoal or atypical fungal infection?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is an atypical fungal infection. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...However, PCP causes illness in children and in adults with a weakened immune system. Pneumocystis almost always affects the lungs, causing a form of pneumonia. People with CD4 cell counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) under 200 have the highest risk... Read more »
The Well Project


...from . Wolff, A.J. & O'Donnell, A.E. (2003). HIV-related pulmonary infections: A review of the recent literature. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 9. 210-214. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Pentamidine? Pentamidine (sold as NebuPent, Pentam, and Pentacarinat) is a treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). See Fact Sheet 515 for more information on PCP. Pentamidine is normally not the first... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia: What's New in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapies and Protease Inhibitors?

...Despite the fact that the incidence and prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among AIDS patients has declined over the years, due tothe widespreaduse of prophylaxis, it remains an important cause of morbidity Read more »
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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 »

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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A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »