How To Treat Pcp When You Are Hiv Positive
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Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineThe reason that AZT is sometimes stopped during the treatment of PCP isnot because of a drug interaction, but because both AZT and high-doseBactrim can be toxic to the bone marrow. The use of both at the sametime can increase the chance of... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and nice to hear from you.Sorry to hear about the interruption in treatment and decline in CD4s.Fortunately, it sounds like you're back in care and getting better. As for your lung symptoms, it appears that you've had good testing... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolThis sounds like a good test question for the infectious disease board exam!First, the patient needs TB prophylaxis if he hasn't already had it: one yearof isoniazid along with vitamin B6.Alternatives for PCP prophylaxis depend a little on how... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaNo, you shouldn't be worried. First, because of your CD4 count well above 200, you are not at risk of getting sick from PCP. Second, PCP is everywhere around you, in the soil and in the air...you are breathing it in all the time and being... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi,
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 »
Posted by schedir81, 4 RepliesHello, 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 »
Posted by AnonymousOur son is gay. He has never told us that he has tested positive for HIV, which I am sure that he would find difficult to tell us. Yes we have totally accepted his lifestyle with support and love. His companion called tonight and said that he had... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDoes 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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