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Candida Vaginal Candidiasis

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best 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 become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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treatment for persistent candida vaginitis?

Hi doctor,is there anything else besides clotrimazole that I can use vaginally for persistent thrush. I have heard that yoghurt can be used but I'm concerned that it might have something in it that could cause another infection. I always have...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Optimizing medications for HIV can go a long way to clearing up persistent vaginal candidiasis (thrush). When topical medications such as clotrimazole and nystatin don't work, a brief course of fluconazole by mouth is usually effective.... Read more »

reccuring candida

How early into an HIV infection can recurring vaginal candidiasis occur? 1 month, 2, 3 after the initial contact with the virus? Later than that? Can it be treated or will it keep coming back? thanks...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Vaginal candidiasis is usually the first problem HIV+ women encounter. There is no specific time frame after becoming HIV+ that this happens-- remember, HIV- women can also get vaginal candidiasis. It can be treated with antifungals, although the... Read more »

candida candida candida you must answer

i had un protected vaginal sex 4 years ago. after one of the sex i feel chills with fever and then flu for two weeks and during this period i also have oral thrush, then after few days i have burning of hand and feet nausea , sweating and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou had unprotected sex, hence you put yourself at risk. You need to receive 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.Since you are... Read more »

When candida is resistant

I have candida (oral, vaginal, and esophageal) that is resistant to both Diflucan and Nystatin. I started IV amphotericin about a month ago, and am doing 50mg, 3xweekly. I have some improvement, but I had so hoped for eradication. If the ampho...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Resistant candida is a difficult problem, but not one that people usually die of. Besides the discomfort, maintaining your weight will be the biggest issue. In addition to amphotericin B, there are several lipid-associated forms of ampho b which... Read more »
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candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My girlfriend is suffering with vaginal candidiasis.I read in many pages that it could be the first sign for HIV.She had a test for HIV and it was negative.Please give me some information, im worried for her and myself.Could the test be wrong and... Read more »

CIN I and CANDIDA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In my last Pap Smear I was found a candida infection and a CIN I . My boyfriend has been checking for every STD, and has always turned out negative ( we are together for two years and two months, and his last test for HIV and hepatitis, fungus and... Read more »

itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

oral candidiasis/ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi!first of all excuse my english.i'm so scared i think i'm going mad.three months before was my last sexual contact.a week after this i had sore throat,runny nose and sneezing.after a week more i haad swollen lymph node on my neck.after three... Read more »