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Who Is At Risk For Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

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Bad,preventative Mepron rash,,,is it safe to stop with low a 170 C4 countD$ count

I have been recently diagnosed with AIDs and have been taking preventative PCP treatment with Mepron after allergy to Bactrim caused skin rash,,,the mepron caused a rash that is lasting longer and more alarming to look at,,as of now i was taken of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lower your CD4 count.2.It is true that a CD4 count less than 200 or CD4% less than 14% is associated with an increased risk for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. There are options for folks who have had significant rash reactions to Bactrim. These... Read more »

Afraid to get OI's at work

Hi Doctor Frascino! I'm a poz doctor recently diagnosed and about to start treatment (am waiting... Read more »

Managing Hiv and side effects of treatment

For a CD of 234 to drop to 213, does that indicate that I'm in dire straits? Read more »
The Body PRO

Abstract 7: Risk for Primary Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia After the CD4+ T-lymphocyte Count Rises Above 200 cells/┬ÁL

...This study provides further support that the risk for PCP decreases dramatically with the rebound in CD4 counts that have been evidenced with institution of HAART. These data Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Monitoring Your Immune System and the Virus

...percentages under 20% mean that you may be at risk for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), and below 15% that you are probably at risk of other opportunistic infections. The CD4+ percentage does not vary as much as the CD4+ count does. When... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...affects the lungs, causing a form of pneumonia. People with CD4 cell counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) under 200 have the highest risk of developing PCP. People with counts under 300 who have already had another opportunistic infection are also at... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Update: Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia

...minimized with bronchodilator therapy. However, patients assigned to aerosolized pentamidine as PCP prophylaxis are at higher risk of breakthrough pneumocystis than those taking TMP-SMX or dapsone. Moreover, these patients are at risk of... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...healthy and thank the stars have not been sick since being diagnosis. Have not had sex in a long time, and don't know what is PCP? Want someone to help me out with some of the issues of living with HIV+, beeen locked up in my home a lot. Will... 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 »

it is my turn for stpid q's

Posted by daisey6205, 3 Replies
...i have read people talking about pcp and oi's and for lack of sounding stupid, someone please explain what they are. sorry that everyone thought i was so smart, when Read more »

Dr. Gallant's discussion of ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...such cases. In some cases, CD4+ depletion may be more severe. Such patients are at risk for opportunistic infections, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). The HIV serology is usually negative or indeterminate in patients with primary... Read more »