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Use Of Antibiotic Prophylaxis In Hiv Patients

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antibiotic prophylaxis for HIV

Is there another antibiotic than Bactrim to use by HIV patients as prophylaxis against opportunistic infections?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dapsone and aerosolized pentamidine can be used to treat and prevent PCP pneumonia in patients allergic to bactrim... Read more »

HIV/TB coinfection. ART and antibiotics?

We represent a PLWHA group in Kyrgyzstan. We care of a patient with HIV and TB co-infection. Can... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combined ARV, Antibiotic Treatment Could Reduce HIV Mortality Among Patients in Resource-Limited Settings, Study Finds

Simultaneously treating patients living with HIV/AIDS with antiretrovirals (ARVs) and an inexpensive antibiotic known as co-trimoxazole can reduce HIV mortality by 50 percent in the first 18 months of treatment, according to a Lancet study ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discontinuing Antibiotic Used to Prevent Opportunistic Infections Among HIV Patients Could Increase Risk of Malaria, Diarrhea

"Abruptly discontinuing co-trimoxazole -- an antibiotic used to prevent opportunistic infections in HIV-positive people -- can lead to a higher incidence of malaria and diarrhea compared with patients who keep on taking the drug," according to a... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

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

[Note: AIDS Treatment News published this article to provide background for activists who might want to help support the political will to make this long-delayed, lifesaving treatment available to those who need it. --┬áJohn S. James] On November... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Opportunistic Infection Prophylaxis Update

Prevention of opportunistic infections remains a critically important management strategy for patients with HIV disease. Guidelines published last year by the US Public Health Service/Infectious Disease Society of America Working Group categorized... Read more »
Connect With Others

hiv prophylaxis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner is pos.Last week the condom broke so doc gave me kaletra+combivir to take as 'morning after pill' or prophylaxis.ok for 3 days (except terrible shits) then BANG! puking,stomach pains,sweats,fatigue(so bad it brought on an attack of... Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
Was on I.V. antibiotics overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »

ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After taking antibiotics for a while (different kinds were described when my uti did not go away) my tongue started to burn and it's white in the back. this has been going on for over two weeks. possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over... Read more »

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) - Help

Posted by MF2010
Hi all,

I've been exposed to HIV in the beginning of this month.
My condom completely broke and i had sex for a couple of minutes completely exposed. I suspect my partner was HIV infected.

Went straight to the hospital and started Post-Exposure... Read more »