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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Pcp

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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

Based on a small study, if standard therapy doesn't work, patients might be able to use Neutrexin (trimetrexate) combined with Leucovorin (folinic acid.) Can PCP Be Prevented? The best way to prevent PCP is to use strong ART. People who have less than 200 CD4 cells can prevent PCP by taking the same medications used for PCP treatment. Another way to reduce the risk of PCP is not to smoke, or to stop smoking. HIV-positive smokers develop PCP...
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How long can someone live with PCP

I am adopting the child of a woman with AIDS. I am trying to find out how long she may have to live. She is 43 and does not like to take her meds. She has had PCP for about 2 months and doesn't take her Bactrim as indicated by her Dr. She...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
On the basis of what you've told me, I'd estimate that this unfortunate person's life span would likely be measured in months. How many exactly is hard to say.... Read more »

Recent PCP/ How long can I last?

Dear Dr. Feinberg, I have been HIV positive for the last 13 yrs., I recently lost my job and insurance, and even though I felt like something was happening, I didn't go to the doctor. I was recently admitted to the hospital twice for PCP, the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I agree with you that your situation has some urgency to it. I recommend that you contact the clinic and lean on them a bit (remember that the squeaky wheel gets the grease), or see if there is another alternative for HIV care in your area. The... Read more »
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I will assume that you are asking about clearing hepatitis B after new infection...If your Hepatitis B surface antigen is reactive six months into infection, I would be concerned about the development of chronic infection.... Read more »

Longterm prognosis after pcp relapse

About a month ago, after a long illness, my longtime partner was diagnosed with pcp. Not the best way to find out you're Positive, too. He was treated in a hospital, but without a primary physician. They discharged him too fast and he relapsed...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Sometimes a severe or relapsed bout of PCP will result in scarring and/or the formation of blebs ("bullae") at the periphery of the lung that can make a person vulnerable to a lung collapse. I suspect that the purpose of CT scan is to... Read more »
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Fiance in the hospital with PCP

Posted by schedir81, 4 Replies
Hello, I just brought my girl to the hospital today and she is being treated for pcp. She stopped taking her meds around 3 to four years ago after an incident in her life threw her in complete denial.

She was afraid of me leaving her and for not... Read more »

My husband was sick with PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS last month after getting very
sick with PCP. I tested negative (I also tested negative when I
donated blood two years ago.) We have been married for nine years
and have two children over five. My husband has been... Read more »

pcp (aids) And still regain health?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does this happen? Anyone been diagnosed with aids and then start meds, perhaps clean up lifestyle and then start feeling better? Gaining weight, feeling 'normal' and going on to live life for years more.
Anyone have input on this?
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to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... Read more »