Mepron For Hiv

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Mepron/Atripla Red Dot Rash... are they the same?

I was diagnosed with HIV 9/16/09 - CD4 47 / Viral Load 56K. I am allergic to sulfas, so because of that my doctor placed me on Mepron. Within 2 weeks I broke out in a red dot pimple rash all over my body. Now normally I get hives in large patches...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good questions that are difficult to answer without a full history and evaluation. Some patients do seem very prone to rashes/allergic reactions to drugs. We generally try to treat through mild/moderate rashes seen with Atripla. Once you get... Read more »

Bad,preventative Mepron rash,,,is it safe to stop with low a 170 C4 countD$ count

I have been recently diagnosed with AIDs and have been taking preventative PCP treatment with... Read more »

Mepron in pill form - why not?

Due to extreme sulfa sensitivity, I've had to start on GSK's Mepron in place of Septra.My question... Read more »
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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...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, and atovaquone. TMP/SMX (Bactrim or... Read more »
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Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply that I'm allergic to sulfabiotics; finding out the hard way was not fun. I switched to Dapsone and within a week I had hives again, at that point I decided to switch doctors because I was also dealing with a syphillis infection which I... Read more »

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Posted by southerncharm, 2 Replies
I have been on this site since august when i first found out about my diagnosis. I have gotten some sound advice and been able to talk to me ear off when needed, but today was different. It didn't make me angry just said. Its important for me that... Read more »

Tested pos in June 2010 (Atripla)

Posted by Timothy, 5 Replies
Tested Pos in June of this year, I got my CD4 count at 255 and my VL at 225,000. I was put on Atripla a few weeks ago so just waiting till the next visit to see if my count is going up any. The Atripla has made me very sleepy and almost a high out... 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 i am actually just pretending *LOL* daisey Read more »
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