The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Women and HIVWomen and HIV
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

year long yeast infection
Dec 9, 2005

Hey doctors how are you guys doing? I've had a yeast infection now for about a year and there are no signs of it letting up. I have tried over the counter treatments from monistat to any one you can think of. My doctor had also gave me a perscription to take. Im sorry i cant recall the name. But it has not let up yet. I was wondering if there is a link between the yeast infection and possibly H.I.V. The reason why i was wondering is because a friend recently told me that the two can be linked. I would like to know what you think doctor. Thank you so much,, women in distress please help

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

While recurrent or difficult -to-treat yeast infections are often seen in HIV positive women, there are many other potential reasons why a woman may have many yeast infections. If you continue to have this problem, you should ask your doctor for a thorough work-up, which may include HIV testing.

Late Diagnoses
Concerned Teen

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint