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What Does Pcp Look Like

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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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Types of Pneomia (PCP, others)

Father admitted to hospital with breathing issues, two days later, HIV positive/AIDS, CD4 count 9, PCP confirmed, (Chest CT looks like a Minnesota winter) bad, bad, bad shape. They took a sample of his lung with thoughts that he may have another...
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
CMV or cytomegalovirus is a cousin of herpes viruses. Almost all of us are all exposed to this virus during childhood and we live with it, usually without any disease unless our immune system is compromised because of HIV, organ transplantation or... Read more »

Immunization for PCP and TB

Would a HIV+ person benefit from immunization for PCP & TB? Would it prevent the person from getting the diseases in future? if not what can one do?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There is no immunization for PCP yet. BCG, which is used in some countries-- especially developing countries-- to prevent TB, is not used in the U.S. because it causes a positive TB skin test and it is more valuable to look for a positive skin test... Read more »


Dr Feinberg;Thank you for your kind and caring work on this site.Doctor went saw my Doctor today after having a fever 101 to 101.6 since Sunday,currently been treated for NHL and recieved Cytoxin Thursday.I developed a cough on Sunday but recently...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know what your doctor means by "stage 3" PCP, but PCP usually has a gradual onset. The one situation where this could be different is when someone has a hematologic malignancy, as you do. Everyone who is HIV+ and is treated... Read more »

Lymphoma and a CD4 count of 271-- Is it possible to come down with PCP pneumonia?

I recently wrote in regards to missing one of my chemotherapy doses due to respiratory infection. My doctor treated me with cipro, and my fever and cough responded quickly. Nine days later I had a fever 101.6. My doctor ordered a chest x-ray, which...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There's two important points in your query1) Do you have PCP? Although one can suspect PCP from a CXR, you can only confirm the diagnosis by seeing the pneumocystis organisms under the microscope, Usually a sample is obtained from induced... 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 »

Fiance in the hospital with PCP

Posted by schedir81, 4 Replies
Hello, I just brought my girl to the hospital today and she is being treated for pcp. She stopped taking her meds around 3 to four years ago after an incident in her life threw her in complete denial.

She was afraid of me leaving her and for not... Read more »

looking for friends...

Posted by LULA, 2 Replies
Hi to all

I come from Italy.. i'd like know friends to share experience about hiv..

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Looking for Good HIV Specialist in North LA

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
It is open season on health benefits at work and I am considering switching from PacifiCare HMO to a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Fee for Service Plan. Primarily, I want to do this so I can get some control over my healthcare, and choose my providers. ... Read more »