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What Does Pcp Do To You

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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
Ask the Experts

PCP onset

I was wondering if you could tell me if you can determine how long a patient who has a viral load of six hundred and fifty thousand and a CD4 count of 32 would have had PCP for. Or when PCP infection could have started
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Unlikely to you could determine that. People become at risk for developing PCP at a CD4 count of around 200, and so could have been a risk for developing PCP for many months or years before they reached a Read more »

PCP

Hi Doc BY,Greetings again from the Philippines.I would like to ask if I am protected from PCP with pneumococcal vaccine?Thank you
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...again,Pneumococcal vaccination helps prevent serious infections from pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae). It does not prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP).On the other hand, certain antibiotic medications, such as trimethoprim/sulfa... Read more »

PCP

Hi My doctor put me on Cozole along with my ARV's she said it is to prevent pcp , can you tell me more about pcp and why should i take cozole if i am not sick , my cd 4 is currently at 380thanks
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...the CD4 percent? If the CD4 percent is < 14% then perhaps it would be necessary with that high of a CD4 count. PCP stands for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. It is an organism that can cause serious pneumonia in people with AIDS and we usually... Read more »

Atovaquone and PCP prophylaxis

Is there any evidence for atovaquone 250mg po qd for prophylaxis of PCP-- what is the dose for PCP prophylaxis with atovaquone showing the best results?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The usual prophylactic dose is 1500 mg once a day. Read more »
Articles
InfoRed SIDA

La Neumonía por Pneumocystis (PCP)

... ¿Qué es la PCP? ¿Cómo se Trata la PCP? ¿Se Puede Prevenir la PCP? ¿Qué Medicamento es Mejor? ¿Se Puede Prevenir la PCP? En Pocas Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Does PCP Prophylaxis Improve Survival in Patients With HIV Infection?

...carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 1079-83. 6 . Leoung et al. Aerosolized pentamidine for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1990; 323: 769-75. 7 . Martin et al. A comparison of the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Optimizing PCP Therapy

... Much needed research to determine the best prophylactic regimen for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia has been on going in the form of clinical trials. In the past few months, two important conferences, the Interscience Conference Read more »
Project Inform

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 Read more »
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Flu/cold and PCP

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
...Can having a cold/Flu lead to PCP or are they totally unrelated 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 »

PCP

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
...What are the symptoms of PCP...if you have been through it please let me know..thanks Read more »

PCP???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...does pcp manifest itself like allergies? I am having some trouble with what I think are allergies. They come and go but i dont think its Read more »