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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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persistent vaginal yeast infection

I have a problem! I don't know what it is. I have taken antibiotics for bacterial infection and I have this white discharge that is grainy The doctor told me I did not have any yeast but to me it looks like it never goes away. Normally my body...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Persistent/recurrent vaginal yeast infections can be a sign of HIV, but they can also occur in HIV-s and in other diseases such as diabetes. Sometimes, if a vaginal yeast infection doesn't respond to topical medications such as creams or... Read more »

what are the chances of infecting the anus with vaginal warts?

Can Vaginal warts infect the anus or can anal warts infect the vagina? In other words, is there a difference between anal and vaginal warts other than the locations in body? Say one has vaginal warts, is there a chance of infecting the the anus...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Genital warts can indeed spread from the anal area to the vaginal and penile areas in women and men respectively. Although I doubt they would spread during a bath, they can spread from skin contact (e.g. if you touch warts in one area and then... Read more »

vaginal strep b infection/weight loss with shiingles.

hiI have two questions. In the last year i have had two illnesses. I believe i had shingles but my docs had a hard time recognizing it. I had a shocking feeling on my had and swollen lymph nodes. i had this for about 2 months. During the two...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
It is not clear if you had shingles. It is possible to have shingles with "atypical" or unusual rash. There are several infections, most of which are viruses without therapy that may have rash, pain, low grade fever and weight loss. (Yes,... Read more »

Likelihood of infection with high viral load, protected versus unprotected vaginal intercourse

I am a female who engaged in one episode of protected heterosexual sex with a male of an unknown status. He did not finish inside of me because I asked him not to do so. A couple days after the incident, he told me he had a fever and felt ill....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThanks for the question and I hope to put your mind at ease! 1. Protected sex is obviously the best way to prevent transmission of any type of sexually transmitted infection. The chances of HIV transmission increase with a higher viral load and... Read more »
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vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would never require treatment

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vaginal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi..
these past two days I found large orange stain on my panties. I also have been experiencing pain during intercourse. I checked on info. about vaginal infection symptoms, none of it says something about orange color discharge. does anybody... Read more »

vaginal yeast

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
Ok, I have had enough!!! its ME again!
I have had sex twice with the hubby, now I think I am getting a yeast infection. When will this ever end. my 8.5 week was neg...I have to wait 2 more weeks for another test and then its conclusive. Am I nutts??? Read more »

Can rashes cause me to be infected?

Posted by johndx, 1 Reply
Hi all, days ago, I had protected sex with a prostitute. Earlier, I had a patch of red and itchy rashes just near my pubic hair and at the part of lower body where it connects my body with penis. Sometimes it turns very red and looks like minor... Read more »