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AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...testing for HIV to identify cases sooner. PCP is caused by a fungus. It used to be called pneumocystis carinii , but scientists now call it pneumocystis jiroveci . A healthy immune system can control the fungus. However, PCP causes illness in children and in adults with a weakened immune system. Pneumocystis almost always affects the lungs, causing a form of pneumonia. People with CD4 cell counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) under 200 have the...
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my husban has pcp but not hiv ??? how??

MY HUSBAN WAS TOLD @ THE HOSPITAL TODAY THAT HE HAD A RARE PNEUNIA PCP THEY GAVE US LITTLE TO NO INFO ON IT & REFERERD HIM TO A SPECAILIST. FOR A FOLLOW UP IN 7 DAYS BUT WE HAVE BOTH BEEN TESTED FOR HIV & NEITHER OF US HAVE IT. & I KNOW HE HASNT...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You may need to get a second opinion. PCP only occurs in people with imapired immunity. If your husband truly has PCP, then he must have some cause for the impaired immune Read more »

what could be causing the problems with my thoat

I found out about my HIV 4 months ago when I had PCP infection, I was very ill and was intubated. I have inproved but lately I have been having problems with my throat and going to the ENT Doc, he prescibed Nexium for the next 3 months. I was taking...
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
...that problem. It is hard to zero in on whether this is in your throat-trachea (breathing tube) as a result of the intubation or PCP pneumonia or in your esophagus as a result of too much stomach acid (hence nexium working) or because of something... Read more »

Post-PCP

Hello! When I first got PCP about a year ago I had fever and tightness in the lungs. It was treated successfully, now my tcells are much higher (right around 200), I'm on Mepron as prophylaxis (I'm allergic to Bactrim), but I'm feeling tightness in...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...With T cells around 200, your risk of PCP should be decreased, but no form of prohphylaxis is perfect. Sometimes PCP can cause some scarring in the lungs, although we Read more »

Something like PCP?

What other than PCP could cause a mild dry cough, tightness in the chest and a low grade fever that seems to come on at the same time each day? I have had those symptoms for almost two months, but they haven't progressed at all. Fever never...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Shortness of breath is a very common symptom of PCP. It can take from weeks to a couple of months for the symptoms of PCP to develop and progress. Your symptoms could be compatible Read more »
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Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia: What's New in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapies and Protease Inhibitors?

...Despite the fact that the incidence and prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among AIDS patients has declined over the years, due tothe widespreaduse of prophylaxis, it remains an important cause of morbidity Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pentamidine

...counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) are around 50. PCP is caused by a fungus. A healthy immune system can control the fungus. However, PCP causes illness in children and in adults with a weakened immune system. The fungus that causes PCP almost always... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in Children

... PCP is the most common opportunistic infection among children with HIV infection. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented. Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Drug-Resistant PCP Strain Incidence Rises

...A new drug-resistant strain of Pneumo-cystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) may be on the rise. In the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, PCP was often the cause of death in people who had AIDS. However, 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 »

Flu/cold and PCP

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
...Can having a cold/Flu lead to PCP or are they totally unrelated 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 »