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How to Prevent PCP

...and Strategies for Improving Your Immune System . Special Concerns for Pregnant Women and Children --> Pregnant Women Women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant should follow the standard guidelines for PCP prevention and use preventive therapy if they are at risk. However, there are some concerns that most PCP preventive therapies may harm the developing child during the first three months of pregnancy. Ask your doctor...
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Thanks Doc

Hey doc..ZZZZ here again aka mr cd4 110 :) Thanks for all your help it makes a real difference being able to talk to someone about it other then councilers and stuff who I dont really trust. Your response to my question was really good kinda made me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with these symptoms should see a health care provider immediately. However, everyone with CD4 counts below 300 should discuss PCP prevention with their health care provider, before they experience any symptoms. How Is PCP Treated?For many years,... Read more »

PCP

Hi Doc BY,Greetings again from the Philippines.I would like to ask if I am protected from PCP with pneumococcal vaccine?Thank you
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...again,Pneumococcal vaccination helps prevent serious infections from pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae). It does not prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP).On the other hand, certain antibiotic medications, such as trimethoprim/sulfa... Read more »

Allergic Reactions To Bactrim

I have a good friend whose t-cells went from 290 and non-detectable viral load to 188 and a viral load of 4000. He is allergic to Bactrim, Dapsone, and Mepron. Is there anything else he can take? He feels fine other than some stress at work.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...miniscule and gradually increasing doses of Bactrim to eliminate the allergic reaction. This strategy is preferred for long-term PCP prevention and is successful in a large number of individuals. Failing this, there are several alternative PCP... Read more »

PCP

Hi My doctor put me on Cozole along with my ARV's she said it is to prevent pcp , can you tell me more about pcp and why should i take cozole if i am not sick , my cd 4 is currently at 380thanks
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
...the CD4 percent? If the CD4 percent is < 14% then perhaps it would be necessary with that high of a CD4 count. PCP stands for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. It is an organism that can cause serious pneumonia in people with AIDS and we usually... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Effects of Atovaquone (A) Versus Dapsone (D) in the Prevention of PCP for Patients Intolerant to Trimetheoprim-Sulfa

...Clinical Research on AIDS and the AIDS ClinicalTrials Group about the use of Atovaquone (A) versus Dapsone (D) in theprevention of PCP for patients intolerant to trimetheoprim-Sulfa. The studyrandomized 1,057 patients with a median CD4 of 60... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in Children

...the amount of medication andthe need for follow-up treatment after thefirst year. Why do we wait 4-6 weeks before starting PCP prevention treatment for newborns of HIV-infected women? Although young babies do get PCP, thedisease is not common... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...with these symptoms should see a health care provider immediately . However, everyone with CD4 counts below 300 should discuss PCP prevention with their health care provider, before they experience any symptoms. How Is PCP Treated? For... Read more »
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I AM AT WITS END WITH PCP PREVENTION

Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
...taking it and hope for the best, but I don't want to make things worse. As far as I know though mepron is the last stop on the pcp antibiotics train and I just don't want to be so quick to discontinue something that can improve my quality of... Read more »

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 »

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 »