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Taking Bactrim With Hiv Meds

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Cause of low WBC, Bactrim?

Hi Dr. Young,Thanks for taking my question in advance. I was recently diagnosed and started treatment for HIV. I was originally diagnosed in April with a 90,000 viral load and a CD4 count of 20. I was immediately put on Bactrim as a PCP preventative...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello D and thanks for posting.There are many things that can cause low WBC counts among positives- including HIV, other infections, medications side effect/toxicity or normal variation in levels.First, it certainly seems that you're on the... Read more »

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Hi,I have been taking Bactrim and Atripla for a month now and just a few days ago I ran out of... Read more »

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My Doctors has prescribed Bactrim as part of my regimen. While I take my ARVs regularly, I have not... Read more »
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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): Bactrim, Bactrim DS, SMX-TMP, Septra, Sulfamethoprim, Sulfamethoprim-DS, Sulfatrim, TMP-SMX Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other... Read more »
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"Taking a pill as a preventive measure against HIV infection may not encourage people at high risk for the disease to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new U.S. study meant to address fears about its use," Reuters reports. "The... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
I'm traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice?... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
almost 9 months ago. He has been in the best condition health wise since I've known him. 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with non hodgekins lymphoma. Prior to this, he was told he had AIDS and was taking aids meds since 2000.

Now, I am thinking... Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »