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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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Pimple like Bumps around my fingernails

I have been HIV+ for about 5 years. I have been diagnosed with AIDS. I am 30 years old. Sad, I know. My last labs said my CD4 shot up to 250 from 11. And my Dr. said by November my viral load should be undetectable. I had a marvelous recovery...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Difficult to diagnose those hand lesions without an examination. A culture of the fluid would be helpful to determine if you have a strep or methicillin resistant staph infection. Herpes simplex is another infection that can cause blisters. Contact... Read more »

Dark Spots, White Bumps &Itching bottom of feet

Hi Dr. Henry,I tested this past February 2014 and was given an AIDS diagnoses. CD4 was 102 and VL 103,000. I started meds (Stribild and Bactrim) approx March 28. I'm black American. I first noticed a black spot near my eye before diagnoses and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Persons with HIV/AIDS commonly experience many skin problems that often can flare up further after starting effective HIV treatment (can be a part of the spectrum of immune reconstitution syndrome or IRIS). Eczema (very dry skin), folliculitis (hair... Read more »

skin bumps & diarrhea

Hello my names Luis and I'm HIV+ and also have been diagnosed with Colitis in my large intestine. My med cocktail is COMBIVIR,SULFAMETH/TRIM,VALCYTE,VIREAD,LOMOTIL. I to have been suffering from some annoying side effects like diarrhea &...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The skin bumps could be some form of folliculitis which can be a challenge to effectively treat (a visit to an HIV experienced skin specialist often a good idea). The HIV drugs you are now on rarely cause colitis per se. I assume you have been... Read more »

bumps on nose

hi doctor, my question is is it possible that hiv could cause me to get 3 little red bumps on the bottom of my nose less than 3 days after exposure.. i also felt a wierd sensation come over me not sure how to explain it however..in the following...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not aware of bumps around the nose being indicative of recent HIV infection. Don't try to diagnose your HIV status based on symptoms alone: start with your risk. If you have unprotected vaginal or anal sex with a person known to be HIV... Read more »
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bumps on face

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

is hard bumps on face relaed to hiv in any way ? i am scared... Read more »

Small bump

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi!

Today I just noticed I have a small bump, and I hate to say this, right at the top of the crack of my butt! It's small and almost looks like a mosquito bite, but doesn't itch. It almost feels like a zit. Maybe it's just a zit?? But I've never had... Read more »

folliculitis and bump in throat??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is folliculitis common in early HIV (2-3 months after infection?) i have several infected follicles that itch and burn on my stomach.... I've had swollen nodes for awhile now (felt by a doctor) and a sore throat for over a month, now with a bump... Read more »

Bumps in mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after an exposure to HIV would one get those white spots in mouth and what are they?Are they puss filled or just spots ? I may have had an exposure to the virus in March and have now noticed a few tiny swollen little bumps in my mouth... Read more »