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Pneumonia & HIV/AIDS


Preferred Therapy and Duration
Recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute therapy

  • Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX): [1520 mg TMP and 75100 mg SMX]/kg body weight/day IV administered q6h or q8h (AI); or
  • Same daily dose of TMP/SMX PO in 3 divided doses (AI); or
  • TMP-SMX DS 2 tablets 3 times a day (AI)

Total duration = 21 days (AII)

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