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Zithromax And Aids

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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

What Is Azithromycin? Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. In the US, its brand name is Zithromax. It is sold under many other brand names in other countries, including Ultreon. Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. Azithromycin is used to fight opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer and Mack-Illert manufacture it. Why Do People With HIV Take Azithromycin? Azithromycin is used for mild or moderate bacterial infections....
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Dr. Frascino, a question about Z-Pak (Zithromax) and the DNA PCR for HiV..Thank you SexBomb!!!

Hey Sexy Sexy Sexy SexBomb Sailor Dr. Frascino,I have a question for you in regards to Zithromax and the Z-PAK. Will taking this either before and HIV PCR DNA TEST and during the test cause a false undetectable result? I am curious. I hope...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mr. Herman,Sexy Sexy Sexy Sex Bomb Sailor? What did I do to deserve that title? Did you find my other triple-X secret web page?Hey folks, Im just kidding. Dont go Goggle searching "Sex Bomb Sailors!"Zithromax will not interfere with... Read more »


HIV,HBV,HCV,EBV,malaria, dx'd with advanced AIDS, CNS Non-Hodgkin's Lymph large cell B early 2007, went through aggressive high-dose chemo w/ rituxan mono-clonal antibodies. Went into full remission for NHL, started HAART same time, vl...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.I'd agree that with a CD4 count approaching 200, that you should be on Bactrim prophylaxis. On the other hand, unless you counts are reproducibly below 100, you shouldn't need azithromycin prophylaxis (to... Read more »


This isn't an HIV question, but if I'm allergic to Penicillin, amoxicillin, anything with a "cillin", can I be prescribed zithromax?? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Penicillins are not related to azithromycin (a macrolide group antibiotic), so there's no need to worry about an allergic cross reaction. BY... Read more »

aw geez, Zithromax again

Hi. A bottle of the 600mg-formulation of Zithromax arrived from Stadtlanders Pharmacy today. The label still reads: DONOT TAKE WITH FOOD. I dialed their pharmacy counseling just to double-check. Thepharmacist said that as far as sheknows the...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
I've made some goofs lately with respect to my answers on azithromycin (they've been corrected), but this wasn't one of them. The 600 mg tablet can be taken either on an empty stomach or with food. It is better tolerated with food,... Read more »
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Antimicrobial & Acute Hiv

Posted by sickofit, 1 Reply
A person is exhibiting classic signs of acute hiv ie: sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pains, general fatigue.

They take the antimicrobial zithromax and have all signs of this supposed acute hiv quickly vanish.

Would this rule out the symptoms... Read more »


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