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How To Treat Pneumonia When You Have Hiv

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Pneumonias

...BAL, can be done. In this procedure, sputum is obtained by placing a small scope down the windpipe.) Arterial blood gases are drawn to measure oxygen content (the lower the amount of oxygen, the more serious the pneumonia) Treatment: Antibiotics Oxygen Rest Fluids Other medicines to help make breathing easier When pneumonia is severe, a person may not be able to breathe on her/his own. When this happens, a machine called a...
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I'll be donating by mail because because i feel like crap for those that dont have money for hiv treatment. I have found some info in the archives but its kind of confusing to me this whole medical thing. Can a hospital treated pneumonia affect...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,No, neither pneumonia nor pneumonia treatment, whether in the hospital or elsewhere, would affect the accuracy of an HIV test. Hopefully that clears up any confusion!Thank Read more »

HIV Meds with Pneumonia???

I have a partner 26 years old that didnt know that he was infected with HIV. For months he had chronic diareha, gas, & some muscle spasm problems. Then he had a dry cough for a few months until November he start coughing up mucus and was short of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...does make a difference what type of pneumonia he has. If it is TB, it can be dangerous to start HIV meds too soon. When you treat HIV, the immune system starts to build itself up quickly and it can attack the TB in such a way that it will cause... Read more »

Pneumonia and starting haart with a TB precaustion???

I have a friend with streptococcu pneumonia he has been in the hospital for 2 weeks and was also newly diagnosed with AIDS. The doctors are also treating him as a TB precaution even though all the test he had so far were negative of TB. But I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It is difficult to determine the specific reason in this case why HIV treatment would not be started. You are correct, in that HIV treatment and the subsequent increase in CD4 count and overall improvement Read more »

Follow-up to pneumonia question and 3-4 days of HIV meds

Dear Dr. Young,I have a follow-up to a question I asked and you answered. I don't want to be greedy as I know you get many questions. I just had quick follow-up.You said the strep pneumonia I got was not due to my CD-4 reading of 171 while I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...this is yet another example of why tobacco is a bad thing). Now, that said, HIVers are also at greater risk of getting Strep pneumonias, so I wouldn't discount that relationship.Rather, your very low CD4 count tested during the pneumonia was... Read more »
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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) Read more »
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... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV Read more »
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Smoking and HIV

...nausea and vomiting from taking HIV medications. Smoking increases the risk of some long-term side effects of HIV disease and treatment. These include osteoporosis (weak bones that can lead to fractures, see Fact Sheet 557 ) and osteonecrosis... Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Pneumonia

Posted by hello123, 3 Replies
...If someone with HIV had pneumonia, would they be able to recover with regular antibiotics? Thank you for reading this and please respond. Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...what kind of nausea do you get from HIV ? and is nausea caused by worrying about stuff i.e HIV i was freaking big time with alot of stuff basically i thought everything Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...nodes. HOW DOES AIDS KILL? * As the virus attacks the immune system, people become less able to fight illnesses. * Unless treated, AIDS-related opportunistic infections like pneumonia, Kaposi's sarcoma, tuberculosis and candida can kill. ... Read more »