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Taking Bactrim When You're Hiv Positive

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should I continue taking bactrim

Endless thanks Dr Benjamin for answering my question on how fast could CD4 count down, it is the first answer out of my 4 questions here, please Im still concerned, should I continue on daily bactrim? I am still taking bactrim 2x1 a day, and that is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Thanks for your follow up.If your CD4 count is above 200, you don't need to be on Bactrim (TMP/SMX, Cotrimoxazole, Septra) at all. Given that you have multiple tests that show this, I'd feel quite confident that you don't need the... Read more »

Just tested positive, started bactrim, have itchy body rash.

I just tested positive about three weeks ago, with a T-cell count of 31, viral load 80,000. I... Read more »

Worried to death - Can Bactrim Ds tablets and Hydrocortisone injections interfere with HIV Elisa test results?

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TAG at 10: The Year 1994

Jan 7: FDA approves Bactrim and Septra (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) for prevention against PCP -- fourteen years after the first AIDS PCP cases were reported. Jan 18: TAG meets with Genetics Institute about IL-12 study results. (The IL-12... Read more »
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An Overview of Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethaprim (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim)

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HIV-Positive People With Depression More Likely to Follow Treatment Regimens When Taking SSRIs, Study Finds

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I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

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Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

How long does the HIV test take?

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It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »