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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

Based on a small study, if standard therapy doesn't work, patients might be able to use Neutrexin (trimetrexate) combined with Leucovorin (folinic acid.) Can PCP Be Prevented? The best way to prevent PCP is to use strong ART. People who have less than 200 CD4 cells can prevent PCP by taking the same medications used for PCP treatment. Another way to reduce the risk of PCP is not to smoke, or to stop smoking. HIV-positive smokers develop PCP...
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PCP - PNEUMONIA

Hi, can one develop PCP after a year of possiblen infection , i have a chronic cough , doc said it was bronchitis and the chest x-ray was clear , also around 7 months after possible infection developed Seborrheic dermatitis in the creases of my nose...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Unlikely. All reading this though will wonder why no HIV test? Get a test and your fear (and maybe some of your symptoms) could go away. DW... Read more »

PCP pneumonia

How could one suspect if they are coming down with PCP? Should the symptom of shortness of breath be alarming, and a reason to do the sputum test?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
If you have shortness of breath, particulary when at rest, you should contact your doctor right away. There are many causes of shortness of breath, none of them are really good to ignore. PCP is just one of the causes of shortness of breath and... 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 have been totallyasyntomatic until a week ago, when both of us stared (at the same time) with fever, joint tendreness, dry cough,malaise. Our chest X...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
By the time you read this, I hope you have been diagnosed and treated and are doing better. But I'll make a few general comments, anyway.If you both have PCP it is pure coincidence, as PCP is not felt to be transmissible from person-to-person.... Read more »

New HIV/AIDS diagnoses, pneumonia (PCP), please help!

We've heard so many different things so far with the entire host of medical staff in the hospital, primary doctor with no real knowledge of AIDS, and only speaking with social worker otherwise: Brief Hx: Admitted to hospital Nov 1 with severe...
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
He needs HIV treatment immediately. I don't understand the delay until January. This is absolutely not acceptable. Vitamins are not the answer. Yes, there can be a recurrence or persistence in symptoms of PCP, particularly if the CD4 count is... 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 you'll know what it does). I am... 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
Symptoms of PCP besides cough?

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PCP could it be part of AVS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get PCP as a first sign? I've been sick and under a lot of stress for the past 4 weeks. I've devopled a dry cough plus a lot of other symptoms, was wondering is PCP could be a first symptom too?

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