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Taking Bactrim With Hiv Meds

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Bactrim

My Doctors has prescribed Bactrim as part of my regimen. While I take my ARVs regularly, I have not been taking my Bactrim Meds as regularly as I was afraid of developing Kidney problems. What are the implications?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hi and thanks for your post.Bactrim is prescribed to persons living with HIV who have low (below 200) CD4 counts in order to prevent the very lethal Pneumocystis Read more »

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Preventing Other Infections

...Doctors use the word "prophylaxis" to describe these medications. The most common type of drug used in this way is called Bactrim (it also goes by the names TMP-SMX, Septra, Sulfatrim and co-trimoxazole). Bactrim is an antibiotic; its chief... Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
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Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
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Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
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Starting meds for the first time.

Posted by glowstixboyoh, 15 Replies
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