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Re: Yeast infection/HIV within 4 months?
      06/21/11 06:24 PM

Before going off the deep end and assuming that it's HIV related, plenty of women experience persistent yeast infections every day without ever being exposed to HIV.
Here is some information:

Candida albicans is a common type of fungus. It is often present in small amounts in the vagina, mouth, digestive tract, and on the skin. Usually it does not cause disease or symptoms.

Candida and the many other germs or microorganisms that normally live in the vagina keep each other in balance. However, when the vagina has certain favorable conditions, the number of Candida albicans increases, leading to a yeast infection.

Some of these favorable conditions include:

Antibiotics used to treat other types of infections change the normal balance between organisms in the vagina by decreasing the number of protective bacteria.
Being pregnant, having diabetes, or being obese all create conditions that help yeast grow more easily.

Having many vaginal yeast infections may be a sign of other health problems. Other vaginal infections and discharges can be mistaken for a vaginal yeast infection.

See a doctor and have some tests done rule out other things first. If you are having symptoms due to HIV infection then most likely you would have a positive antibody test for HIV. The absence of a positive result thus far is encouraging.



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* Yeast infection/HIV within 4 months? OnAQuest 06/21/11 06:17 PM
. * Re: Yeast infection/HIV within 4 months? justagirl72   06/28/11 12:37 PM
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. * Re: Yeast infection/HIV within 4 months? OnAQuest   06/21/11 11:06 PM

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