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Ways To Prevent Pcp

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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? Can I Ever Stop Preventive Therapy? What Medicines Are Used to Prevent PCP? How Do I Get the Medicines to Prevent PCP? The Bottom Line Introduction PCP usually infects the lungs and...
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PCP vaccine?

Dear Doctors, I asked a question in the opportunistic infection forum two weeks ago but no answer yet, so I will ask in this forum. My baby daughter tested HIV +ve at birth by PCR test. Then +ve again at 4weeks old. Mother took combivir starting at...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The positive PCR test at birth (and again at 4 weeks) suggests that your baby acquired infection during gestation. If possible, it would be well to obtain an HIV culture for confirmation.Unfortunately, a vaccine for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia... Read more »

AIDS Pneumonia (PCP)

What is PCP? How does it differ from other pneumonia? What is the course of the infection and recommended treatment?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
PCP stands for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Technically, Pneumocystis carinii is a fungus, but until recently it was always thought to be a parasite. Because it acts more like a parasite and responds to some antiparasitic drugs but not to... Read more »

my bf died of PCP

My BF knew about his HIV status on Mid Jul 08 (ELISA). His Western Blot Assays Test come 1 month later. However he died 1 weeks later due to PCP. I have a unprotective anal sex (receptive & active) on late May with him. I did 2 test after I knew...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's passing. His story of not finding out about his HIV disease until his immune system was already decimated by the virus is shockingly common here in the U.S. Twenty-five percent of the... Read more »

No T cells PCP and Anemia

No ones fault but my own. I am 53 diag 11 years ago took meds counts did well. Last 3 years life with wife and in this new town have been horrible. Have been alcoholic ( guess always be even if not drinking) I was in hospital 10 days PCP pneumonia...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Allan,Certainly quality of life needs to be factored into every treatment equation. I absolutely agree with you about that. It's something some health care providers frequently do not pay enough attention to! That said, it sounds like... Read more »
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Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
I have used Bactrim only to discover that I'm allergic to sulfabiotics; finding out the hard way was not fun. I switched to Dapsone and within a week I had hives again, at that point I decided to switch doctors because I was also dealing with a... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

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 »

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 you'll know what it does). I am... 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 »