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Hiv And Aids And Bactrim Ds
I am takeing truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, prezista, along with bactrim, is this a good combination for the treatment of hiv? And how long will it take to see resul
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Hiv patient and probiotics, newly diagnosed hiv, on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for lung infection. Was on a probiotic daily before diagnosis, should he continue ?
AIDS: I am sorry to hear that your diagnosis also came with a badly damaged immune system. Know that in general the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is only temporary as your immune function normalizes on treatment. I would only advise that you take the pro-biotics at a time different than when you take the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
I am HIV +, undetect, CD4 865, i also have genital herpes but take Valtrex for it. I had a root canal done and developed sinus infect, bronchitis. Taking 1 week now bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clyndamicyn, poor recovery.
Immunosuppressed: Your recovery may be hampered by some of the medications you take as well as some of your other medical conditions. You should see an infectious disease specialist to ascertain you are taking the proper medications given your complex medical history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3wks ago was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for skin infection few days later itchy rash grows under l breast. Is it b/c the medicine? Never had this b4 look like cutaneous candidiasis had 3 HIV test all negative
Not really: This depends on what you mean by "reverse". There is nothing that cures HIV, i.e. that clears the virus from the body. However, there are very effective treatments to keep HIV in control, improve the impaired immune system, and prevent the life threatening illnesses seen in AIDS. Even in resource poor settings of your country (South Africa), low cost treatment often can be found. Good luck! ...Read more
Multiple theories: There are multiple theories surrounding why circumcision decreases hiv/aids. One theory suggests that there is a larger number of langerhans or "hiv target cells" located in the foreskin of uncircumsized men, thus increasing the risk of HIV infection. Another theory suggests that the skin is thinnest in the foreskin, thus facilitating HIV infection. Thus, circumcision would reduce these risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more