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Progress Of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

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AIDS Defining Conditions

...Mycobacterium avium complex or M. kansasii, disseminated or extrapulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis, any site (pulmonary or extrapulmonary) Mycobacterium, other species or unidentified species, disseminated or extrapulmonary Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Pneumonia, recurrent Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia, recurrent Toxoplasmosis of brain Wasting syndrome due to HIV
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Viral Loads and AIDS

Hello Dr. Bob!Just recently I initiated the first blood test ever in my existence. I was soon diagnosed with HIV and two weeks later diagnosed with AIDS. Evidently, I should have been more proactive about getting tested because my T-cell count was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immune system has been significantly damaged, leaving you with increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections, such as PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia). You should be started on PCP prophylaxis (Bactrim DS) in addition to your... Read more »

Re; Viral Load and AIDS, July 23rd. Not a question but hope

Hello Dr. Bob! Dr. Bob, I just wanted to respond to this post as hope in reference to my situation. Unfortunately I too caught my dx late. I wanted to let this person know that yes, it will get better. When I was diagnosed I had t-cell count of 4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immune system has been significantly damaged, leaving you with increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections, such as PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia). You should be started on PCP prophylaxis (Bactrim DS) in addition to your... Read more »

Can AIDS progress back to HIV+ status?

Past 2 years had 2 cases of PCP Pnemonia and TB. Recovered well. I read the CDC classifies someone who is HIV+ but acquired an opportunist infection such as TB or PCP has AIDS along with tcell below 200. My question is if you are classified as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...focus your attention on that now. Also, because your CD4 count is now below 200, you should be started on prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Your oncologist should be working closely with your HIV specialist physician to... Read more »

What is going on???

I have no fever but every other symptom in the world a dry cough that just won't quit shortness of breath fatigue is crazy, a painful rash on my stomach and back, thrush and i cant keep anything down its pure liquid no matter how it comes out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...count was 218 you should have been started on antiretroviral drugs. If your CD4 count dipped to 200, you should also be on PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) prophylaxis. So get going, make the call and get in to see your HIV specialist ASAP.... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

Update: Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

...the disease and who presents with symptoms suggestive of pneumocystis: fever, nonproductive cough, and exertional, gradually progressive dyspnea." An evaluation for PCP should be undertaken in any patient who is at risk for the disease and... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 1079-83. 6 . Leoung et al. Aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1990; 323: 769-75. 7 . Martin et al. A comparison of the... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

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 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 »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like http://www.aidsrealitycheck.org, http://www.actupsf.com/, http://www.healaids.com/ or http://aliveandwell.org/ Any truth to these sites? Who to believe:... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) or pentamidine to treat PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) Cancers Health care providers use radiation, chemotherapy, or injections of alpha... Read more »

Christian Grantham of GAYBC Questions AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
If you've recieved a life-and-death diagnosis you deserve to hear both sides of an issue. I believe that people to have a right to hear BOTH sides of the story. People are smartthey can make their OWN minds about in issue. We've just reached... Read more »