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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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low back pain/bleeding after sex

I had quite a bit of sex last weekend. This week am having mid month bleeding and lower back and abdominal pain. Have been hiv+ since 2004 and have never experienced this. Could this be cancer and will a pelvic ultrasound be able to reveal a dx?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Could it be a sexually transmitted disease? You may have caught something that is causing your pain and bleeding. I recommend you head to an STD clinic to be checked.DW... Read more »

could morphine-induced IL-2 suppression be causing low CD4?

Hi! I hope that this is the right forum to submit this question. Ive been on opiates for nearly 7 years. I started on Duragesic plus fentanyl lollipops prn until the fentanyl started hitting me funny, causing a lot more exhaustion,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I understand your want for higher CD4s and your current counts and percentages support your interest. Nevertheless, I wouldn't be so hard on your doctor- this is a pretty obscure and poorly known observation.That you... Read more »

back pain? Anxiety?Fatigue? or HIV

hey doc,2 months ago i was walking out of the gym and was experiencing black out symptoms. As i got home after an hour later my heart was beating a mile a minute. After a few days of dealing with the black out feelings (never passed out) and the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV does not directly cause anxiety, although having HIV can certainly be associated with anxiety as well as a variety of other psychological conditions depression, stress, etc.As to why your HIV doctor wants to begin you on Kaletra,... Read more »

Bone density loss cause identified, labs back to normal?

You were right about the vitamin d deficiency and calcium metabolism irregularity. My test results looked like this: 25(OH) Vit D - 4 ng/ml; very low Vitamin D levels. He agreed with you and thought that these fractures were not caused by hiv, but...
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. Your hypothesis is plausible. There is published data to suggest that vitamin D deficiency is associated with greater progression of HIV infection. Vitamin D is also associated with multiple pathways of immune function. Blips are usually a HIV... Read more »
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Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »

LOW platelet and joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am 32 male from toronto. I have been diagnosed to low platetlet in 1997 and range is 45 to 95. It goes up and down but mostly i am within this range. I was told by my bood specialist that ITP. They don't know the cause of it. Well, same time... Read more »

slight aches and pains back again

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I had a possible exposure about 7 months ago. After that, I developed aches and pains all over my body as well as tiny red spots on both of my thighs. My stomach had a really "sour" feeling for about a week and I went to the doctor. I didn't... Read more »

Could my back pain be because of ARS?

Posted by Taunton74, 2 Replies
A couple of weeks ago I met a guy at a bar and we came home together. We played together that night. The next morning I noticed my penis was very red on top and a bit sore. Anyway he wanted me to top him, and he was sitting on my penis, trying to... Read more »