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Ways To Prevent Pcp

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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
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Hey doc..ZZZZ here again aka mr cd4 110 :) Thanks for all your help it makes a real difference being able to talk to someone about it other then councilers and stuff who I dont really trust. Your response to my question was really good kinda made me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...borrow your surfboard while I'm there? Regarding dapsone, did your doctors evaluate your cough? Certainly dapsone can be used for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia prophylaxis in HIVers with CD4 counts less than 200. However, I'd like to make sure... Read more »


Hey doc XXXX here again I was the 22yr old guy just diagnosed with CD4 of 110 you'll be glad to know its now up to 180 but the doc says it'll bounce about. Anyways the specialist came up and talked to me and my fiance who is also positive. He got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your PCP treated!I'm here if you need me. I'll print some information below regarding PCP and its treatment.Good luck.Dr. BobPneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP) March 19, 2009What Is PCP?Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common... Read more »

Bad Reaction to Bactrim

I recently took bactrim to get rid of PCP; it worked fine. Then about 10 days afterward, I started bactrim prophylaxis. This was yesterday - I took only one pill and came down with unbeleivable flu-like symptoms: extreme fatique, dizziness, could...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...ones for a reaction to Bactrim. You may just have been unlucky enough to have picked up another germ after you recovered fromm PCP. You can, with your doctor's knowledge, start taking Bactrim again and see what happens. If the same symptoms... Read more »


I am a HIV+ 37 year old male who is very healthy except for fighting KS in my colon and stomach. I have been undergoing Taxol treatment for my KS since Dec 08 until now June 1, 09. My oncologist and I decided to take a break till Mid-July because my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...focus your attention on that now. Also, because your CD4 count is now below 200, you should be started on prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Your oncologist should be working closely with your HIV specialist physician to... Read more »
Project Inform

How to Prevent PCP

...which means if you're HIV-positive and also have PCP then you will be diagnosed as living with AIDS. This publication discusses ways to prevent PCP. For more information on how to diagnose and treat PCP, read Project Inform's publication, How to... 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 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 »
The Body

Preventing Other Infections antibiotic; its chief mission is to prevent you from developing a potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia known as Pneumocystis pneumonia , or PCP. Bactrim can also protect you against another OI: toxoplasmosis . This is a parasite... Read more »
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Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
...taking it and hope for the best, but I don't want to make things worse. As far as I know though mepron is the last stop on the pcp antibiotics train and I just don't want to be so quick to discontinue something that can improve my quality of... 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 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like,, or Any truth to these sites? Who to believe:... Read more »