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Pneumonias

Table of Contents What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Pneumocystis (jiroveci) Pneumonia (PCP) Bacterial Pneumonias Viral Pneumonias Tuberculosis (TB) Other (Rare) Cases of Pneumonia in HIV+ People Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to a common infection of the lungs caused by one of thefollowing types of germs: bacteria, fungi, or viruses. The infection caninvolve one lung, both lungs, or just part of a...
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AIDS Pneumonia (PCP)

What is PCP? How does it differ from other pneumonia? What is the course of the infection and recommended treatment?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
PCP stands for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Technically, Pneumocystis carinii is a fungus, but until recently it was always thought to be a parasite. Because it acts more like a parasite and responds to some antiparasitic drugs but not to... Read more »

Is sudden death after AIDS-related Pneumonia "recovery" normal?

My ex-partner was concurrently diagnosed with HIV and AIDS after a general practitioner suggested him an HIV test to find out the cause of his cough and difficulty breathing which had already lasted some weeks by then (he was unaware of his status)....
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
Sudden death would be unusual from what you describe, unless there were other ongoing medical conditions like underlying heart disease. An autopsy would have been more or less definitive regarding a cause of death.... 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 »

Pneumonia

1. Does pneumonia usually follow shortly after infection or when aids develops? If so, does pneumonia involve a fever (high temperature)...
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
Pneumonia is not usually a sign of acute infection. It occurs late in disease.MH... Read more »
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Pneumonia

Posted by hello123, 3 Replies
If someone with HIV had pneumonia, would they be able to recover with regular antibiotics? Thank you for reading this and please respond. 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 you'll know what it does). I am... Read more »

pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous
Can ARS Cause one to get Pneumomnia ? dry cough low fever and X ray shows spot on the lungs . Dr Says its Pneumonia could it be ARS ?

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Flu or pneumonia shot ...?

Posted by srchanfrans43, 1 Reply
Anyone know if the shots still are cross reactive with antibody tests.....? If so what's the time to wait after a shot to take an antibody test ? Read more »