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How To Treat Pcp When You Are Hiv Positive

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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
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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 »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitive and conclusive. You are not HIV positive and therefore by definition cannot have AIDS.Your diagnoses, including PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) and oral hairy leukoplakia, etc. are suggestive of immune deficiency. However, there... Read more »

hiv positive couple

My husband and i are both Hiv+, our CD4 count are both below 250, we recently developed skin infections, we are not on ante retrovirals, but we would like to find out if it is possible for us to have a child? We would like your honest opinion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...started on combination therapy. You may also need prophylaxis against common HIV-associated opportunistic infections, such as PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia); depending on how low your CD4 count has dropped. I urge you not to delay. Your... Read more »

PCP Exposure?

I am HIV + and my T-cells are above 300 and on meds. I recently visited a friend who I haven't seen in a while. He's also HIV positive and he's not doing so well. We exchanged hugs and a kiss on the cheek. Then he told he he was being treated for...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...No, 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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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...problem, especially for people who have not been tested for HIV. Many people still show up in hospitals with a serious OI, often pneumocystis pneumonia. This is how they learn they have HIV infection. Testing for OIs You can be infected with... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 1079-83. 6 . Leoung et al. Aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1990; 323: 769-75. 7 . Martin et al. A comparison of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women, smoking can increase the risk and severity of infection... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

..."official" list of opportunistic infections, put out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The most common ones are: PCP ( Pneumocystis pneumonia), a lung infection, see Fact Sheet 515 ; KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see Fact... 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 Read more »

it is my turn for stpid q's

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 »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...more I research information about HIV and AIDS, the more complicated the relationship between the two seems to be and the more treatments there seems to exist with variable results depending on the patients. Is it because HIV and AIDS have only... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 him... Read more »