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A Complication Of Hiv Caused By A Fungus

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Fungal Infections

Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis (Includes Yeast Infections and Thrush) Cryptococcal Meningitis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? A fungus is a kind of germ. Many fungi (plural form of fungus) exist normally inand on our bodies, and in the surrounding environment, for example in soil,dust, food, water, and plants. Most fungi are...
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fungus ball in lungs

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1999 with a bout of PCP. My present viral load is undetectable and my t-cell count is 235. I have just been told that I have what they think is a fungus ball in my lungs after a chest xray and CT Scan. They are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ron,Fungal infections in the lung can occur as an opportunistic problem in the face of immunodeficiency, particularly if you have been on antibiotics (perhaps for secondary PCP prophylaxis) and have some damage to the lung tissue (from your... Read more »

fungus infection

i am hiv + male and have sinds a few months a very red looking penis, top and under the skin, a fungus infection my doctor told me and i use a prescribed cream but it doesnt go away. when i use the cream (twice a day)it return to its normal colour...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This doesn't sound like a fungal skin infection to me. I think your idea about local drug toxicity because of symptoms recurring after exposure to urine or semen is probably close to the truth. You didn't say what meds you are on, but I... Read more »

fungus stench

i have a horrid fungus stench all over my body i can smell in the blouse and pants or skirts. Though the stench seem to be mostly on my feet people gag and cough when they come in the proximity of myself even from very far off. People also mark...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Recommend an assessment by a good local clinician to assess what is your HIV status and what factors (diet,diabetes, numerous other non-HIV related conditions) could be causing the odor you describe. KH... Read more »

fungus on face

hello, I am on Kaletra and combivir. Almost as soon as I started the meds my face started getting red dry ichy patches. Now..I have psoriasis all my life..but have never had a problem with it on my face. My doctor says what is on my face is a...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It may be that your facial rash is seborrhea. This sometimes develops as part of an immune reconstitution syndrome (psoriasis can flare too with immune reconstitution). Ketoconazole cream usually works for this condition, sometimes adding... Read more »
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Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies

I posted this question to The Body's Experts two months ago but they haven't replied. Can anyone with experience of "HIV toenails" (onychomycosis) give me advice?

I have had badly infected toe-nails for four years now but to be frank they've been... Read more »

Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies

The thread "Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?" (below, on main page of "Treatment")is mine but I am starting a new thread here in order to try and catch the eyes of people who may be able to help me.

My earlier thread resulted in my... Read more »

nail fungus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus
around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does
this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean that my
amune system is breaking down.

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Fungus on Face

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Ok. I am absolutly terrified. About a year ago i had unprotected vaginal intercourse (me being male). I got sick about 2 weeks later (throat closing, tired, general ill felling.) this lasted for about 1.5 months. At the 1.5 months i had a horrible... Read more »