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Common Vaginal Candidiasis Symptoms

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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 »

Candidiasis vaginal

hola, quiza me pueda responder. Ultimamente no he recibido respuestas y para nosotros (por mas de que estemos acompaados por un medico que nos es de mucha ayuda) es dificil sentirmos acompaados ya que, por lo menos en mi caso, no cuento de mi...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas noches,Me entristece que no puedas ser completamente honesta con cualquier mdico a quien ves. Vivir con VIH ya es suficientemente exigente sin tener que preocuparte por los prejuicios de una comunidad mdica inculta. Afortunadamente es seguro... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis

Dr. ReznikI had unprotected vaginal intercourse in December.(she tested neg. in Dec. but not exclusive relationship) Since then we had intercourse a couple more times but strictly with condoms. I did allow a brief unprotected oral sex performed by...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Since you have indicated a negative HIV test 6 months after unprotected intercourse and have not participated in any high risk activities since (this assumption is based on the contents of this question), I would very much doubt that seroconversion... Read more »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Vaginal thrush is the term for a fungal infection ("Candida") of the vagina that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching and a thick, white discharge. Any woman who experiences vaginal discharge should seek... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

oral candidiasis/ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I hope that someone will read this message!!!excuse my english.
three months before was my last sexual contact-protected.
but before this we were together in the tub...how foolish.
one week later i had sore throat runny nose,sneezing.after two weeks... Read more »

Mouth & Oesophagus Candidiasis - Signs & Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FREAKING OUT AGAIN! Please, people, does anybody know how to tell normal white tongue from candidiasis?????

Also, does anybody know the symptoms of GULLET (OESOPHAGUS) CANDIDIASIS? Is it simply a "lump" in the throat kind of feeling? I have a feeling... Read more »