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Common Name For 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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About candidiasis

HI HAVE A NICE DAY AND MORE POWER TO YOU. COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT IS CANDIDIASIS AND WHATS THE SYMPTOMS. THANKS...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Candidiasis is a yeast infection that is commonly called "thrush" when it occurs in the mouth. It usually affects surfaces in HIV+s, like skin, the lining of the mouth or the esophagus, and the vagina. Symptoms depend on location but can... Read more »

Erythematous Candidiasis ????

Would it be feasible that I could have Erythematous Candidiasis for one whole year? Last September I developed what I feel is Erythematous Candidiasis but with little or no pain or burning, however after numerous doctor visits and lots of anxiety, I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
To be frankly honest, I have never heard of a case of erythematous candidiasis (EC)lasting an entire year. As you have learned from your numerous visits to healthcare providers, there are several potential reasons why you have noticed a change in... Read more »

fluconazole-resistant candidiasis

HI, FIRST OF ALL LET ME CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR WORK. IT IS GREAT AND GENEROUS.I HACE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WOULD IT BE "NORMAL" OR COMMON FOR SOMEONE TO DEVELOPE FLUCONAZOLE RESISTANT CANDIDIASIS AND (OR) SEBORREIC DERAMTITIS AS SOON...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It would be pretty unusual to develop fluconazole-resistant candidiasis only 10 months after contracting HIV, but it would depend on how often fluconazole was used and not how long you've had HIV. Since seborrheic dermatitis can happen to... Read more »

Erythematous Candidiasis - Maybe?

Does erythematous candidiasis manifest as splotches that wander around your tongue. I frequently get painless splotches that will appear in one place, go away and then re-appear somewhere else. They are usually on the sides of my tongue but once...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
It is possible for erythematous candidiasis to present anywhere in the oral cavity, but there is a strong predilection for this manifestation to appear on the dorsal surface (top) of the tongue and/or the hard or soft palates (roof of the mouth).... Read more »
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Es esto candidiasis? (con foto)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hola, yo ya posti alguna vez en este foro, como respuesta de algun desesperado que tuvo todos los sintomas y estaba esperando los resultados. Yo, con un negativo al 5to mes (perdon para aquellos que siguen en la espera) pero sigo un poco preocupado.... Read more »

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 »

Kind of dumb question about test names

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know I should know this, but with the stress I've been feeling, and all the different test names - are some of them called by different names or short/long names? I mean, I've run across (at least as far as viral):
NAT
p24
PCR
RNA
DNA
bDNA

Then, there's... Read more »

my name is chuck...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi my name is chuck and I have been hiv+ since feb 98. I went to
the emergency room at the local hospital because of breathing
problems. the diagnosis was pneumonia, thats when the aids test
was given.... Read more »