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Bacterial Or Fungal Infection In Hiv Patients

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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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ars and fungal infection on body

I have been under severe stress and anxiety following an unprotected encounter 3 weeks ago. I have had no fever or swollen nodes, however I had a sore under my tongue (that my Dr. said was due to stress) a small rash which my doctor said was contact...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are on the right track with your testing, The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you.The symptoms that you are experiencing I would agree... Read more »

Toenail fungal infection

What is the appropriate treatment for fungal toenail infection in an HIV pos man?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
The answer to your question depends on how severe the toenail infection is and what your CD4 count is.Rarely, topical antifungal medications work; for others, nail removal or long-term oral antifungal medications are required.Most important in this... Read more »

Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV lymphoma, who curretnly has a "life-threatening" fungal infection and a pseudomonas infection. We were advised that if they could hold off for...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The prognosis is actually quite good. If the tumor is doubling in size so rapidly, then the tumor is more likely to be very responsive to chemotherapy. The person is question needs all the things treated simultaneously. He needs the infections... Read more »

Viread and Fungal Infections

Dr. Aberg,Thank you for taking my question. Can you please give me your opinion on Viread? I know it works and is a good treatment. But do foresee resistance in the future? Also, do you think the co-formulation will be a huge introduction, or do you...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Viread (TDF, tenofovir) is a nucleotide that is used in combination with other antiretroviral agents and has proven to be quite efficacious in studies. Like all the medications we have, resistance may develop. The K65R is a mutation that can be... Read more »
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Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Help! In August, I developed a yeast infection. Alarmed (I get these rarely), I had an HIV test. It came back negative. In Nov., my long-time boyfriend developed (what he claimed his dr. said was) a bad case of jock itch. His HIV test was... Read more »

fungal infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello.

I have fungal infection on my arms and hands. It's little red spots and there are a lot.

what can I do?

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fungal infection

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
Question...I went to the Dr. for a rash around my anus. I have been working out and sweating. She said it was a fungal infection (like atheltes foot) itr red and sore, no bumps. She prescribed a cream for 2 weeks, it went away....5 weeks later it is... Read more »

Fungal infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear all, I want to get some help from any of you on my personal situation. I had developed a blister on my foot due to tight shoes. When it was fully growed and then the top skin broke, the blister left the inner skin exposed. I wasn't paying too... Read more »