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PCP Diagnosis Despite Negative HIV Test Result

My boyfriend tested negative for HIV five weeks ago. Last week while away onbusiness he suddenly became very ill with a high fever and dyspnea. A localdoctor after taking chest x-rays diagnosed him with bacterial pneumonia andprescribed him an...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. A false negative HIV test beyond 6 monthsfrom a possible exposure to the virus, would be extremely rare. An HIV testshows positive by 6 months after infection, and usually remains positive forlife. PCP... Read more »

PCP - NON COMPLIANCE WITH MEDICATION

Dear Doctor,I had a PCP diagnosis four months ago, which was successfully treated with... Read more »

pcp

My son was just dx with pcp. He doesn't have a fever and was prescribed an ABT and released.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent PCP in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

PCP is the most serious infection among children with HIV. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented and treated. TMP-SMX, also known as Bactrim, Septra, or Cotrim* , is the best medicine for preventing and treating PCP. Early diagnosis and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Usted Puede Prevenir la PCP en los Niños

La PCP es la infección grave más común entre los niños con el VIH. Puede ser fatal. La PCP puede prevenirse y tratarse. La mejor medicina para prevenir y tratar la PCP es TMP-SMX, también conocida como Bactrim, Septra o Cotrim.* El... Read more »
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How to Prevent PCP

Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have PCP? CD4+ Cell Counts Who Is at Risk of Getting PCP? How Do I Prevent Myself Getting PCP? Your CD4 Cell Counts Special Concerns for Pregnant Women and Children When Should I Start Preventive Treatment? ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Deaths Due to Late HIV Diagnosis Still a Problem

In high-income countries such as Canada, Australia and the U.S. and in regions such as Western Europe, the widespread availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has significantly reduced deaths from... Read more »
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pcp (aids) And still regain health?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does this happen? Anyone been diagnosed with aids and then start meds, perhaps clean up lifestyle and then start feeling better? Gaining weight, feeling 'normal' and going on to live life for years more.
Anyone have input on this?
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My husband was sick with PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS last month after getting very
sick with PCP. I tested negative (I also tested negative when I
donated blood two years ago.) We have been married for nine years
and have two children over five. My husband has been... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I 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... 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 normal.. i have never felt this before.. It also happens mostly at night time. Anyone have PCP ??? what have... Read more »