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Medication To Prevent PCP Pneumonia

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Hi Dr, Firstly would like to thank this site and all the Dr's here. My problem is nothing but confusion i got to know that i was HIV 7 months ago and i got my CD4 count 750 and my PVL 110 month and a half ago as till now i dont have any problems but...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...antibiotics were used to prevent PCP in cancer patients with weakened immune systems. In 1985 a small study showed that these drugs would also prevent PCP in people with AIDS. The drugs used to treat PCP include TMP/SMX, dapsone, pentamidine,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...TMP/SMX? What About Drug Resistance? How Is TMP/SMX Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does TMP/SMX React With Other Drugs? What Is TMP/SMX? TMP/SMX is combination of two antibiotic drugs: trimethoprim andsulfamethoxazole. It is... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Update: Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

...reactions to proposed therapy No complaints of nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea Patient is reliable and compliant with medications Patient is able to recognize the early signs of disease progression and is willing to return for... 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 »

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 »


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Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like,, or Any truth to these sites? Who to believe:... 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 »