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Is Pcp Contagious

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Is it OK for PWAs to visit PWAs in Hospital with PCP

I am a Ryan White Coordinator and several PWAs told me that they have been advised against visiting a close friend of theirs in the hospital with PCP because it is contagious and they might acquire PCP from visiting. Is this correct?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Clusters of PCP (outbreaks related in space and time) have been described, but are rare, so it is very unlikely that a PWA would get PCP from Read more »

PCP or Viral Pneumonia?

We are a couple and we have been diagnosed hiv positive almost four years ago, in the meantime We... Read more »

Help needed for HIV Education (AIDS DENIALISTS)

Hi Dr Bob,I always read this site and being a regular traveller to Africa i always pass of safe sex... 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 Read more »
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Pentamidine

...Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Pentamidine? Pentamidine (sold as NebuPent, Pentam, and Pentacarinat) is a treatment for pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). See Fact Sheet 515 for more information on PCP. Pentamidine is normally not the first... Read more »
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Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...infections. See Fact Sheet 500 for more information on Opportunistic Infections. One opportunistic infection in people with HIV is PCP. This stands for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, which affects the lungs. See Fact Sheet 515 for more... Read more »
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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 »
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Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello all. Does anyone know of any newer meds for the prevention of another episode PCP? I have tried with fail: Bactrim (allergic to sulfa), Dapsone (causes severe rashs), Pentamidine (if anyone has ever used it 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 »

PCP???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...does pcp manifest itself like allergies? I am having some trouble with what I think are allergies. They come and go but i dont think its Read more »

PCP???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...does pcp manifest itself like allergies? I am having some trouble with what I think are allergies. They come and go but i dont think its Read more »