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Who Gets Pcp

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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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PCP Exposure?

I am HIV + and my T-cells are above 300 and on meds. I recently visited a friend who I haven't seen in a while. He's also HIV positive and he's not doing so well. We exchanged hugs and a kiss on the cheek. Then he told he he was being...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
No, you shouldn't be worried. First, because of your CD4 count well above 200, you are not at risk of getting sick from PCP. Second, PCP is everywhere around you, in the soil and in the are breathing it in all the time and being... 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 »

treatment of pcp

You are a wonderful person.... saw you at the conferenve in Costa mesa a few months ago... My bf just got PCP, treating with Bactrim now(getting better).. He just got his HIV test(results not known til next week). Suspect positive...My question is:...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
Dear S-Thank-you for your kind words. The usual course of therapy for acute PCP is 21 days, after that he will be put on a preventative dose of once daily to keep him from getting it again. I agree that he should get over the PCP before taking on... Read more »

Lung damage from PCP

My brother was admitted to the hospital with pcp. After 3 weeks he has beaten the pneumonia but he can not sustain enough oxygen on his own to get off of the ventilator. The doctors are now going to put a trach tube in him. Will his lungs return to...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It's too early to say what will happen. At this stage, what is preventing your brother from getting better is the damage that was done to his lungs as a result of the body's response to the PCP, and perhaps other factors (such as a... Read more »
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t.b. , pcp, & aids

Posted by danni, 1 Reply
is there anyone out there who knows the possibility of some one with aids recovering from t.b. & pcp? my doctor is unable to answer this question, so i would be grateful to hear from someone with personal knowledge of this thanks! may God bless... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

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, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

PCP could it be part of AVS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get PCP as a first sign? I've been sick and under a lot of stress for the past 4 weeks. I've devopled a dry cough plus a lot of other symptoms, was wondering is PCP could be a first symptom too?

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Son has PCP

Posted by Anonymous
Our son is gay. He has never told us that he has tested positive for HIV, which I am sure that he would find difficult to tell us. Yes we have totally accepted his lifestyle with support and love. His companion called tonight and said that he had... Read more »