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Pneumocystis Pneumonia

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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

... What Is PCP? How Is PCP Treated? Can PCP Be Prevented? Which Drug Is Best? The Bottom Line What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without
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Active pneumocystis pneumonia

My son was diagnosed with AIDS at the same time he came down with pneumocystis (disgnosed through bronchoscopy & samples). He was treated with Bactrim; when that produced no improvement, they started pentamidine, with Retrovir and Epivir. He is...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The chances of survival are not fantastic in this situation, but they're not zero, either. It's hard to come up with an exact figure, but cases this severe have about a 10-20% survival rate. The lungs can sometimes be so damaged from the... Read more »

pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

is a protozoal or atypical fungal infection?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is an atypical fungal infection. Read more »

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

What are some of the latest developments in preventing and treating this infection?
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
THe best prevention is for people who have T cells below 200 cells to take trimethprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim) either daily or 3 times per week. For those allergic to sulfa, either dapsone, aerosolozed pentamidine or atovaquone(mepron) can be... 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 »
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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 »
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 »
San Francisco General Hospital

Update: Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

...Despite a decade of advances in prophylaxis and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, PCP is still a major threat to HIV-infected individuals. Although PCP remains the most frequently seen AIDS-defining opportunistic Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

...reports on the current standard of care for a wide range of opportunistic infections, beginning with the best-known OI of all -- PCP. -- The Editors Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia -- once the most common presenting symptom in HIV-... 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 »

Haunted by my own life

Posted by KMW1964, 7 Replies
I'm still here. I'm still technically alive. I've lost a dozen friends and two lovers. I've tested neg every January since 1988. I thought I had the grief under control, but I've really hit the wall. The horror is playing out over and over in my... Read more »

does anyone know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
well everyone talks about hiv what are the sympoms of AIDS we all talk about hiv what if we never knew we had hiv and just went into AIDS what symptoms do we or what would we feel???? anyone lets talk about this one its a anusual ? Read more »