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How Long Does Pcp Last

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Ask the Experts

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... 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... Read more »
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Project Inform

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? ... 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 pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Most Docs Don't Follow Screening Guidelines for Cervical Cancer

Primary care physicians are likely to recommend cervical cancer screening more often than suggested by professional guidelines, according to a new study by researchers from CDC and the National Cancer Institute. And if the physician adds HPV... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

La Neumonía por Pneumocystis (PCP)

¿Qué es la PCP? ¿Cómo se Trata la PCP? ¿Se Puede Prevenir la PCP? ¿Qué Medicamento es Mejor? ¿Se Puede Prevenir la PCP? En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué es la PCP? La neumonía por Pneumocystis (PCP por sus siglas en inglés) es la... Read more »
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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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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

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
Hi,

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 »