Can HIV positive person be given metronidzole and doxycycline?
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Posted Tue, 10 Dec 2013 in HIV and AIDS
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 1 hour later
Brief Answer: POSSIBLE . Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for your query. It is plausible, because all people with HIV positivity are not started straight off on ART ( anti retroviral therapy ). This specific HIV targetted medication is started only when the white blood cells fall only below a particular cut off level. The combination of metronidazole and doxycycline is generally given for women with a pelvic infection / sexually transmitted genital disease. Women with HIV positive status are more prone to superadded infections, so what is plausible is that she was given the medications for a superadded infection, most likely genital infection. Take care. Please feel free to discuss further.
Follow-up: Can HIV positive person be given metronidzole and doxycycline? 2 days later
Thank you. Could this combination of mediicine be used to treat ghonnorea or syphilis? I suppose yes since you mentioned std above.
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 29 hours later
Brief Answer: DETAILED BELOW Detailed Answer: Its not specific for gonorrohoea or syphilis. Most STDs have overlapping treatments at times, it is not a good method to guess the disease from the drug prescribed, as far as STD are concerned.