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Can Ars Cause Ear Infection

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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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Is this an ARS-like rash or a fungal infection?

Sorry for this long question but your erudite answer would be greatly appreciated. I am an extremely HIV-aware individual and tested negative for HIV week-6. No encounters after this. Week 0 at an executive bash in Bangkok had a protected sexual...
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
1. NO2. NO, from what you describe. YES.3. Several cold viruses cause rashes in addition to cold/flu like symptoms. Nasal congestion, runny nose, blocked ears, etc, are not ARS symptoms.4. Extremely unlikely. Of all the thousands of dentists and... Read more »

Fungus infection of the outer ear.

I've had a fungus infection of the outer ear since August of 2000. I had been swimming regularly and had itchy ears for months without knowing the cause.My ear doctor treats me with mycostatin in the ear as an ointment.Both ears are infected.I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. If topical therapy fails, you could consider systemic therapy with fluconazole.... Read more »

ear infection

Dear AllI was diagnosed in December 2001 and since that time have continued to have a very good CD4 (around 800) but also a high viral load (averaging 90,000). About a year ago I got an ear infection, probably from swimming, and since that time I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Simon,First off, 50 is the new 30. Next, with CD4s around 800, your immune competence should be excellent. I assume your persistently high viral load of 90,000 is due to the fact you have not yet started HIV meds, right? If that's not the... Read more »

Cover your ears WooHoo King, cause here comes my WOOHOO!

I'm the guy that had a 5 second unprotected insertive oral encounter and I just got my 12 week test back and it was, of course, NEGATIVE! WOOHOO!!!!Thank you Dr. Bob for being here for all of us WW's. You answered two of my messages and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi TBG,I kind of thought that was your WOO-HOO. That's quite a voice you've got there. Every dog in the neighborhood was howling! I, of course, had my Bose Noise-Reduction Headphones already in place. Thanks for the advanced warning.Thanks... Read more »
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Viral infection - ARS?

Posted by 2ndChance, 1 Reply
Around October I was diagnosed with a viral infection which lasted around 2 weeks. I have had a few encounters with partners of unknown status and was wondering if ARS would last 2 weeks?

I know symptoms dont equal diagnoses but was wondering if ARS... Read more »

Is thrush a sign of ARS infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had thrush now for about a week. Should I test for hiv or ARS or could it be somethingelse? Not really worried just curious.

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Can you have ARS symptoms but not have ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


I had symptoms of ARS infection...painful swollen neck glands, low grade fever, rash that lasted a month, clogged ears. My only risk factor is receiving a shot from a doctor 9 weeks before the symptoms showed themselves. Should I be tested? What... Read more »

Links on CMV and other possible ARS causes!?

Posted by Anonymous
i found these links that had some interesting info on CMV and another condition i had never heard of called, sarcoidosis, which is out there but hard to diagnose. the CMV article has info about atypical symptoms in various organs, etc. maybe these... Read more »