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Treating Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

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what is sulfameth/trimethoprim

what is this med used for?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That drug is also known in the US as Septra or Bactrim. It is used to prevent or treat Pneumocystis carinii pneumonias (one of the major AIDS-related infections) as well as treatment or prevention of a range of other infections. KH Read more »

dapsone, does it work?

Dr. Dave,Does this drug, Dapsone, work? If so what exactly is it supposed to do and does it do... Read more »

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

What are some of the latest developments in preventing and treating this infection? Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Sanguinaria

...infections, primarily by the Iroquois and Cherokee peoples. It's now used by some Aboriginal healers and herbalists to treat Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and other lung infections, such as tuberculosis. These are serious infections that... Read more »
The Body PRO

Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia: What's New in the Era of Combination Antiretroviral Therapies and Protease Inhibitors?

...Despite the fact that the incidence and prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among AIDS patients has declined over the years, due tothe widespreaduse of prophylaxis, it remains an important cause of morbidity Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Update: Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

...Despite a decade of advances in prophylaxis and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, PCP is still a major threat to HIV-infected individuals. Although PCP remains the most frequently seen AIDS-defining opportunistic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia in Children

... PCP is the most common opportunistic infection among children with HIV infection. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented. Read more »
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Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello all. Does anyone know of any newer meds for the prevention of another episode PCP? I have tried with fail: Bactrim (allergic to sulfa), Dapsone (causes severe rashs), Pentamidine (if anyone has ever used it Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell him... Read more »

PCP

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
...What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) or pentamidine to treat PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) Cancers Health care providers use radiation, chemotherapy, or injections of alpha... Read more »