You Can Prevent PCP (Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia) in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

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You Can Prevent PCP (Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia) in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

Description

This guide provides information about the prevention and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in children with HIV infection. This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is PCP?
  • How do I know if my child has PCP?
  • How could my child catch PCP?
  • How can I prevent PCP in my child?
  • What children should get treatment to prevent PCP?
  • What are the side effects of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole?
  • Are there other medicines to prevent PCP?
  • Can my child get PCP more than once?

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

History

Release Date: 1999
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: May 2005
Last Updated: 05/07/14

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