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Systemic Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While candidiasis is a rather common condition in general, it's often the first illness and sign that HIV disease is...
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Persistent oral candidiasis for more then 4 months but hiv NEG.

Hello Dr.Iam a little confuse here, would you recommend another hiv test if had a persistent oral candidiasis or thrush for more than 4 months ?1) My risk was unprotected (condom broked) sex with a girl of unknown status the 11th of June. Another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Regarding HIV testing, you will need to repeat your HIV-antibody test three months from your last potential exposure (Sept. 27). HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive.There are many... Read more »

New improved diagnostic tests ?

Dear DoctorMaybe you could shed some light on new developments in the field of hiv diagnostic tests ? BACKGROUNDOne of the comments that one sees is that progression, and/or OI's are not always related directly to the absolute CD4 count (i.e....
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
There are many tests available in a research only capacity that can measure global or very specific function of CD4 cells. They are labor intensive and expensive. It is unclear as to when they would have wide spread availability.... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both tests and they are Negative. Thanks' ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Western Blot tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or... Read more »

The diagnostic test sensitivity

Is the current, more intensive combination antiretroviral regimens received by women during pregnancy, affect diagnostic test sensitivity in their infants?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
No, the treatment that the mother receives has no effect on detecting virus in the baby; JLS.... 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 »

esophageal candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is it possible to get esophageal candidiasis several months after infection? Read more »

oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it-

*is always painful?
*has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance?
* always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath when scraped off?

OR

Can it simply be "creamy film" on... Read more »

Candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after infection would you see signs of Erythemathous Candidiasis and what are the symptoms associated with it. I have a some small red blotches on my tongue that are not painful or burning.

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