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Should I Take Bactrim If I Have Aids

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Side effects of bactrim & pentamidine

When administering bactrim and pentamidine to a child with AIDS, what common side effect should be monitored?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The major side effects of Bactrim are rash and an effect on the white and red blood cell counts. For pentamidine, the major side effects are kidney dysfunction, Read more »


Dear Doctor, I was tested hiv+ on 15 Dec 08 with CD4 count 150, VL49000. I have the sore throat at... Read more »

An Overview of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethaprim (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim)

... sul-fa-meth-OX-a-zole, trye-METH-oh-prim Brand Name: Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim Other Name(s): Cotrimoxazole, Sulfametoxazol - Trimetoprima, TMP-SMX, Trimethoprim Drug Class: Opportunistic Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...prevent PCP in people with AIDS. The drugs used to treat PCP include TMP/SMX, dapsone, pentamidine, and atovaquone. TMP/SMX (Bactrim or Septra , see Fact Sheet 535 ) is the most effective anti-PCP drug. It's a combination of two antibiotics:... Read more »
The Well Project


...characteristic appearance Sputum sample taken for special stain for Pneumocystis Treatment: Antibiotics including: TMP/SMX (Bactrim or Septra) Dapsone plus trimethoprim Pentamidine Atovaquone (Mepron) First choice treatment is TMP/SMX,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...CD4 counts below 300 should discuss PCP prevention with their health care provider, before they experience any symptoms. Bactrim or Septra (TMP/SMX) is normally the most effective drug against PCP. It is also inexpensive, costing only about... Read more »
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Living in China with an HIV positive partner

Posted by geekboy75, 1 Reply
...This is a shot in the dark but here goes. I am living in Beijing, China and my partner was recently diagnosed HIV positive. CD4 count is hovering around 200. Is there anyone out there who's living with HIV in China (or with an infected partner)? Read more »


Posted by kenya
...but for the past; how come doctors were not using prophylaxis as a way of managing the symptoms and OIs? i mean, the use of bactrim, innoculations and vaccines; generally managing the problem before it could get out of hand with those individuals... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...horrible drug as far as side effects!), and down from probably 20 when I was first diagnosed (depression, mycelex, protonix, Bactrim, Diflucan, etc). So again, it does get better in due time and with diligence!! Best Regards, Todd Read more »

what keeps cd4 from moving up

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...maybe that keeps it from moving up. yes, I am very scared. It is a clinic sponsored by Ryan white program, they deal alot with hiv/aids, yet resistance testing has not been talked about, or cd8 iv'e heard about on here or that % whatever all of... Read more »