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What Antibiotic Is Given To Aids And Hiv Patients

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Israel: Tuberculosis/HIV Treatment Given to Patients at State Expense

This article was reported by Jerusalem Post . The Jerusalem Post reported that Israel's Health Ministry announced that any individual living in the country, regardless of citizenship, that has HIV, AIDS, or TB would receive free treatment to... Read more »
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 »
Ask the Experts

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 ART be ordered with antibiotics, like biseptol?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question from Kyrgyzstan.Antiretroviral therapy can indeed by administered at the same time as other antibiotics. Further, all persons with HIV/TB coinfection should definitely receive Biseptol (trimethoprim/sulfa) prophylaxis,... Read more »

Longterm impact of HIV meds given during pregnancy on infant

I am working with a young HIV+ mom who took Combivir and Viramune during her pregnancy. Her Child received AZT at birth and was treatment until 2month and has consistantly tested negative. However, The child is experiencing a number of...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The evaluation of possible long-term effects of infants' exposure to antiretroviral therapy is an area of active research and follow-up. While one group in France has reported an apparent associateion between antiviral therapy and neurologic... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had... Read more »

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 »
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1 in 7 patients given early HAART could manage without it later, researchers estimate

Posted by ashler1977
"14 adult patients who also started a course of ART soon after infection, who subsequently stopped it, and have not had to re-start because they have largely and in eight cases completely maintained undetectable viral loads for at least four years... Read more »

Not given a date, but dealt a death sentence

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
I was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS in November of 2002. My whole life was turned upside down. I have suffered from severe depression all my life. I have been a homeless person, thrown out of home at 15 yrs old, and have survived any and every... Read more »

Preventive Antibiotics

Posted by picaropsv, 4 Replies
Hey all!

Looking for information and some of your kind words.
As I have mentioned in the past, last year, more or less around this time of year, I became quite ill with a strange kind of double pneumonia, one of the bugs was normal, but the other was... Read more »

ADVICE given for those worried about window n HEP

Posted by Anonymous
We know it is disconcerting to folks not to have one definite, no exceptions, hands down, this is it statement about when to test for HIV. The truth is, that would not be wise because of what we know about HIV transmission. Transmission concersn two... Read more »