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Why Is Pneumonia A Symptom Of Aids

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Pneumonias

Table of Contents What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia and HIV Pneumocystis (jiroveci) Pneumonia (PCP) Bacterial Pneumonias Viral Pneumonias Tuberculosis (TB) Other (Rare) Cases of Pneumonia in HIV+ People Conclusion What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia refers to a common infection of the lungs caused by one of thefollowing types of germs: bacteria, fungi, or viruses. The infection caninvolve one lung, both lungs, or just part of a...
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New HIV/AIDS diagnoses, pneumonia (PCP), please help!

We've heard so many different things so far with the entire host of medical staff in the hospital, primary doctor with no real knowledge of AIDS, and only speaking with social worker otherwise: Brief Hx: Admitted to hospital Nov 1 with severe...
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
He needs HIV treatment immediately. I don't understand the delay until January. This is absolutely not acceptable. Vitamins are not the answer. Yes, there can be a recurrence or persistence in symptoms of PCP, particularly if the CD4 count is... Read more »

Chest pain - pneumonia or anxiety?

I was diagnosed with Asthma in 1989, HIV in 2002, and had pneumonia in 2009. This year I had chest pain and tightness, doctor said it was initial stages of pneumonia back and put me on antibiotics. She also prescribed Urbanol for anxiety. It has...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Chest pain and tightness are serious conditions that require a differential diagnosis to determine root cause. In addition to physiological causes, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and even depression can cause such tightness . Your doctor is... Read more »

PCP or Viral Pneumonia?

We are a couple and we have been diagnosed hiv positive almost four years ago, in the meantime We have been totallyasyntomatic until a week ago, when both of us stared (at the same time) with fever, joint tendreness, dry cough,malaise. Our chest X...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
By the time you read this, I hope you have been diagnosed and treated and are doing better. But I'll make a few general comments, anyway.If you both have PCP it is pure coincidence, as PCP is not felt to be transmissible from person-to-person.... Read more »

treating pneumonia among other things

Hello,I was diagnosed with TB and HIV in January of this year. I was started on TB therapy and ARVs immediately (CD4 count of 4). Stopped ARVS after 2 weeks due to bad reactions. Started ARVs again after two months of TB treatment. My CD4 count...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you have a sensitivity to sulfa often Dapsone will still work to prevent pneumocystis pneumonia. Your blood test results are indeed encouraging though if viral load doesn't clearly drop further I would ask if a protease inhibitor boosted... Read more »
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Pneumonia

Posted by hello123, 3 Replies
If someone with HIV had pneumonia, would they be able to recover with regular antibiotics? Thank you for reading this and please respond. Read more »

I need help. Is it possible to contract pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Lately, for past month I have had random spells where I just dont feel well. Most recently I have started coughing.(last 2 days.) 2 days before the coughing started I had a constant headache for two days. I know my body because I do not get sick... Read more »

Anyone went directly to aids defining symptoms?

Posted by Brickwall, 2 Replies
Is there anyone that went directly from infection to aids defining symptoms?

I had a severe primary infection 3 weeks after risk, then it has stayed/got worse now 20 weeks..

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aids symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am a 17 year old male and am very worryied and scared i havent went and got my self tested for aids because i am scared. I also cant think who i could have cuahgt this from if infact i do have it because i have had protected sex, i do know... Read more »