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re: correlation beteen HIV and fungus
May 30, 2004

Hello,

I am HIV positive and was recently prescribed a cream by my doctor to rid myself of ringworm on parts of my arms and neck. However, considering that ringworm is a fungus and therefore treatable, why is it that whenver I stop applying the topical cream to the infected areas, the ringworm reappears in a matter of days? Is ringworm curable? Will it ever go away? Should I be taking some other medication? By the way, I am on Clotrimazole.

Thank you for answering my incessant questions.

A.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your question.

Ringworm (fungal skin infections) can be very troubling to treat. Topical clotrimazole is a typical treatment, though it can take weeks to see optimal results. After a period, I'd also want to know just how sure we are of the diagnosis of ringworm-- sometimes a skin biopsy is required to make a definitive diagnosis.

A key question is what you're CD4 count is doing-- if it's very low, HIV treatments are usually needed in addition to the fungal ones.

Good luck, BY



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