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Blood Tests For Candidiasis

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Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...the blood may come from a local infection (like the mouth or site of a catheter) as well as from infection of internal organs. Candida may only briefly be present in the blood when an internal organ is infected, therefore a blood test result is not always reliable. Treatment Many drugs are used to treat candidiasis, and they come in two types: topical (active only where it's applied) and systemic (active throughout the body). Choice...
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scared im infected do normal blood test show hiv results

a year ago i sleeped with a guy who i now suspect has hiv, after about 4 months i notice dark blemishes around my genitals and they have been spreading.My doctor told me i had trush, but i'd had trush befor and this was'nt it , the cream my doctor...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...used to call yeast infections. Your doctor may have said that you have a yeast infection in your genital area called vaginal candidiasis or vulvovaginal candidiasis. Thrush is a yeast infection that you get in your mouth. Did you have yeast in... Read more »

thrush and testing

Dr. Bob, I have a quick question. Will a case of oral thrush make an OraQuick rapid test ineffective. Should a blood test be considered?Thanks for all you do!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! And Nope!You're welcome.Dr. Bob Read more »

Blood Test

Recently, I had a physical, and I had a routine blood test. What is identified during a routine blood test?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloDuring a physical exam, the most routine blood test that is ordered is a Complete Blood Count (CBC) which measures the types and amount of red and white blood cells as well as the Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
NO. Read more »
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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...puncture (spinal tap) to gather a specimen of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds the brain and spine Blood tests will usually show a high level of serum cryptococcal antigen Treatment: In most cases, a two-week regimen... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...common OIs are listed here, along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...treatment for MAC, CMV and invasive fungal infections. (Read Project Inform's publications, MAC/MAI , CMV , and Systemic Candidiasis .) Below 50 CD4 Cells Increased risk for serious OIs, including MAC and CMV. Continue preventive... Read more »
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Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »

Some Questions about Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...appreciate it very much. I want to go ahead and get tested for ALL possible STD's, not just HIV. Can this be done using just one blood test? If not, what other types of tests would I need to undergo? Also, could my doctor use my next pap... Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have never been tested for HIV. But Ihave taken several other blood tests which have came out great, including a white blood cell test. Is there still a possibility that I could be positive? Read more »