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Treatment For Pcp

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treatment of pcp

You are a wonderful person.... saw you at the conferenve in Costa mesa a few months ago... My bf just got PCP, treating with Bactrim now(getting better).. He just got his HIV test(results not known til next week). Suspect positive...My question is:...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
Dear S-Thank-you for your kind words. The usual course of therapy for acute PCP is 21 days, after that he will be put on a preventative dose of once daily to keep him from getting it again. I agree that he should get over the PCP before taking on... Read more »

Treatment of pcp

Hi! I am a doctor working in a rural hospital in south africa.i am would like to know if there is... Read more »

PCP treatment and prognosis

Dear Dr. Gallant, A friend of mine is in the hospital with PCP. He has had AIDS for a few years,... Read more »
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Stopping PCP Prevention Is Possible at Lower CD4s

In September 2010, study results from the European COHERE study were published showing that some people could stop taking preventive treatment for PCP ( Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia) provided that their viral loads were under control by a potent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent PCP in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

PCP is the most serious infection among children with HIV. It can be fatal. PCP can be prevented and treated. TMP-SMX, also known as Bactrim, Septra, or Cotrim* , is the best medicine for preventing and treating PCP. Early diagnosis and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

What Is PCP? How Is PCP Treated? Can PCP Be Prevented? Which Drug Is Best? The Bottom Line What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment,... Read more »
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How to Prevent PCP

Introduction How Can I Tell if I Have PCP? CD4+ Cell Counts Who Is at Risk of Getting PCP? How Do I Prevent Myself Getting PCP? Your CD4 Cell Counts Special Concerns for Pregnant Women and Children When Should I Start Preventive Treatment? ... Read more »
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t.b. , pcp, & aids

Posted by danni, 1 Reply
is there anyone out there who knows the possibility of some one with aids recovering from t.b. & pcp? my doctor is unable to answer this question, so i would be grateful to hear from someone with personal knowledge of this thanks! may God bless... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I 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... Read more »

Fiance in the hospital with PCP

Posted by schedir81, 4 Replies
Hello, I just brought my girl to the hospital today and she is being treated for pcp. She stopped taking her meds around 3 to four years ago after an incident in her life threw her in complete denial.

She was afraid of me leaving her and for not... Read more »

My husband was sick with PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS last month after getting very
sick with PCP. I tested negative (I also tested negative when I
donated blood two years ago.) We have been married for nine years
and have two children over five. My husband has been... Read more »