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Treating Toxoplasmosis And Pcp Prophylaxis

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AIDS InfoNet

Toxoplasmosis

...clean a cat box. If you have less than 100 CD4 cells, you should take medication to prevent toxo. People with less than 200 CD4 cells usually take Bactrim or Septra (see Fact Sheet 535 ) to prevent pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). These drugs also protect you against toxo. See Fact Sheet 515 for more information on PCP. If you can't tolerate Bactrim, your health care provider can use other drugs. The Bottom Line Toxoplasmosis is a...
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bactrim -- is it an effective toxoplasmosis prophylaxis

A few years ago I had toxoplasmosis -- since then I have been on a maintenance dose of sulfadiazine,daraprim,and leucorvin calcium. My dr. said this prophylaxis also covered me for pcp. I went off the drugs a few months ago because of a skin...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...trimethoprim/sulfa (Bactrim) used for PCP. Studies have shown that toxo therapy appears to protect people from PCP and that PCP prophylaxis with T/S protects people from getting toxo. That is not quite the same thing as showing that T/S... Read more »

Antibiotics and HIV

I want to know if it is nessesary to take Sulphamethoxazole/Trimethoprim orally on a daily basis to protect yourself against possible infections. My CD4 is currently 680 and not on any ARV
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole (TMP/SMX), aka Septra or Bactrim, is generally prescribed for PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) prophylaxis when the CD4 cell count falls to 200 or less. It can be discontinued if and when the CD4 count... Read more »

alternative agents for primary pcp prophylaxis in patients intolerant ofbactrim and g6pd deficient with a positive ppd

Please advise regarding alternative agents for primary pcp prophylaxis forsomeone who is neutropenic on three times a weekBactrim, G6PD deficient, PPD positive and has a history of upper extremityosteomyelitis with purulent draining lesions,CD4...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...This sounds like a good test question for the infectious disease board exam!First, the patient needs TB prophylaxis if he hasn't already had it: one yearof isoniazid along with vitamin B6.Alternatives for PCP prophylaxis depend a little on Read more »

Toxo why do some get it and others dont

hi ive been HIV for about 10 yrs but didnt know I was till 2000. I had a seizure and i was told i had toxo.will that ever go away or is it like HIV itll stay with me till the end. I do take sulfadiazine and daraprim
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...medication to prevent toxo. People with less than 200 CD4 cells usually take Bactrim or Septra (see Fact Sheet 535) to prevent pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). These drugs also protect you against toxo. See Fact Sheet 515 for more information on... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 1079-83. 6 . Leoung et al. Aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1990; 323: 769-75. 7 . Martin et al. A comparison of the... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

OI Update: Toxoplasmosis

...PM, Landman R, Gaudebout C, et al. Dapsone-pyrimethamine compared with aerosolized pentamidine as primary prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and toxoplasmosis in HIV infection. The PRIO Study Group. N Engl J Med 1993; 328 (21):... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Africa: Children's Access to Prophylaxis May Improve After Medical Study, New WHO Recommendations

...Co-trimoxazole (a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, sometimes called TMP/SMX) was first used to prevent AIDS-related PCP (pneumocystis pneumonia) in 1985 2 -- (although it was standard of care for prevention of PCP in other... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

OI Prophylaxis and Treatment in the Era of HAART

...does a person know when s/he is "reconstituted"? Can individuals still get OIs if they have immune reconstitution? Can OI prophylaxis be stopped if immune reconstitution has occurred? What should patients and physicians do right now? What is... Read more »
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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 »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
...minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected. Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) within the next 6 hours and for 28 straight days. Didn't finished yet the treatment. The doctors here... Read more »

Alternatives?

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Toxoplasmosis

Posted by Anonymous
...Just wondering if any of you have had, or known others who have had, toxoplasmosis. can you give me some information regarding long term effects in advanced infections?? Thank you soooo much! My email address Read more »