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reccuring candida
Jan 19, 2000

How early into an HIV infection can recurring vaginal candidiasis occur? 1 month, 2, 3 after the initial contact with the virus? Later than that? Can it be treated or will it keep coming back?

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Response from Dr. Feinberg

Vaginal candidiasis is usually the first problem HIV+ women encounter. There is no specific time frame after becoming HIV+ that this happens-- remember, HIV- women can also get vaginal candidiasis. It can be treated with antifungals, although the best possible long-term approach is to keep you HIV under good control. The healthier your immune system is, the easier it will be for your body to control this problem.


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