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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 treatment, over
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Thanks Doc

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 »

RESISTANCE TO ANTIVIRAL NON NUKES

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 »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitive and conclusive. You are not HIV positive and therefore by definition cannot have AIDS.Your diagnoses, including PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) and oral hairy leukoplakia, etc. are suggestive of immune deficiency. However, there... 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 Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women, smoking can increase the risk and severity of... Read more »
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How to Prevent PCP

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...problem, especially for people who have not been tested for HIV. Many people still show up in hospitals with a serious OI, often pneumocystis pneumonia. This is how they learn they have HIV infection. Testing for OIs You can be infected with... Read more »
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Preventing Other Infections

...an 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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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, Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...more I research information about HIV and AIDS, the more complicated the relationship between the two seems to be and the more treatments there seems to exist with variable results depending on the patients. Is it because HIV and AIDS have only... 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 »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) or pentamidine to treat PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) Cancers Health care providers use radiation, chemotherapy, or injections of alpha... Read more »