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Should Someone With Hiv Take Azithromycin

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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

... What Is Azithromycin? Why Do People With HIV Take Azithromycin? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Azithromycin Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Azithromycin React With Other Drugs? What Is Azithromycin? Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. In the
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azithromycin

found out HIV+ a month ago CD4 (8) , VL 206000, candida, thrush, 32years old male, started combivir, effavirenz, bactrim and azithromycin, now VL is undetectable, no CD4 test yet, my question is how long should i be on bactrim and azithromycin for?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The Bactrim and azithromycin that you take are to prevent very serious HIV/AIDS complications of Pneumocystis (PCP), Toxoplasmosis and Mycobacterium avium (MAC). Once your viral load is undetectable and CD4 Read more »

Azithromycin

Hi Dr. Bob,Recently I took a Home Access Hiv Antibody Test. I came out negative but I just had a quick question. Six days prior to the test I started taking Azithromycin for the flu. Would the Azithromycin affect the outcome of my HIV test? In...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...3. Hepatitis B will not affect the accuracy of the Home Access test. Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. In return I'm sending you my good-luck karma that... Read more »

As the world turns around, here's me back...

Hello there, docIt's your BFF here... Please help me only one more time... Please...After that gengivitis, I got a soreThroat... It's very very bad... Lots of pain, fever, and now starting a dry cough... Is it normal after the 5 days of azytromicin?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a vaginal discharge, she should see her gynecologist for an evaluation. Your symptoms are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV. That the azithromycin did not help your sore throat problem would suggest the cause was not a bacterial pathogen.As... Read more »

Atripla and zithromax

I have been taking Zithromax for two days now.I took my first dose of Atripla last night.Is there a danger of adverse reaction from the mix of two?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.There aren't any significant drug-drug interactions between azithromycin (Zithromax) and the HIV medications in Atripla. Indeed, azithro is recommended for HIV infected persons with CD4 counts below 50 to help... Read more »
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An Overview of Azithromycin (Zithromax)

...antibiotics. These medicines kill bacteria (small organisms that can cause infection in humans) or stop bacteria from growing. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Patients with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV, tend to have more frequent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Azithromycin Equal to Penicillin

...penicillin for syphilis therapy." The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases supported the study, which enrolled 517 HIV-negative participants with early-stage syphilis at eight sites in the United States and Madagascar. All were... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...infections in people with HIV. In one study, MAC bacteria were found in the blood of 43% of people within two years of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC is most likely to occur in people with CD4+ cell counts below 50 and at least one other opportunistic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Azithromycin-Resistant Syphilis Infection: San Francisco, California, 2000-2004

...had two episodes) and 72 control patients. All case patients were male and either gay or bisexual, and 31 percent (16) were HIV-infected. An investigation revealed no sexual network or demographic differences between cases and controls. Among... Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

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I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »