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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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HIV and fungal infection

Will fungal infection like ring worm on groin area and penis can increase chances to get HIV or STD infection when i have genital rubbing with someone has HIV? Is ring worm cause open wound in skin which will tansmit the HIV virus if that area...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe only way for HIV transmission to occur is if there is a direct exchange of body fluid. Meaning there has to be an open way for the virus to enter the body. Other infections can increase the risk of transmission but again there has to be an... Read more »

Is this an ARS-like rash or a fungal infection?

Sorry for this long question but your erudite answer would be greatly appreciated. I am an extremely HIV-aware individual and tested negative for HIV week-6. No encounters after this. Week 0 at an executive bash in Bangkok had a protected sexual...
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
1. NO2. NO, from what you describe. YES.3. Several cold viruses cause rashes in addition to cold/flu like symptoms. Nasal congestion, runny nose, blocked ears, etc, are not ARS symptoms.4. Extremely unlikely. Of all the thousands of dentists and... Read more »

Fungal infections

Dr. I get conflicting answers on this question: How far along into HIV infection (if left untreated), would one develop thrush or skin fungal infection? Response from the hotlines say:"that is an opportunistic infection, and that won't...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There is no one correct answer, in part because even HIV- people can get fungal infections, especially involving the skin and nails. While thrush is a sign of immune deficiency in adults, it is not an AIDS-defining illness, and that may be yet... Read more »

herpes simplex/fungal infection

Dear Doctor,I have been on HIV treatment now for 1 year and a half. When i started i used to take TRimune but i had severe lipoatrophy so my doctor changed me to ATRIPLA 6 months ago. The first month after the new treament all was fine but now i...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tough to answer with any confidence without an examination of the rash and further history. The rash has some features of herpes which generally responds to acyclovir. There are some forms of auto-immune disease where rashes related to menstrual... Read more »
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fungal infection

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
Question...I went to the Dr. for a rash around my anus. I have been working out and sweating. She said it was a fungal infection (like atheltes foot) itr red and sore, no bumps. She prescribed a cream for 2 weeks, it went away....5 weeks later it is... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Help! In August, I developed a yeast infection. Alarmed (I get these rarely), I had an HIV test. It came back negative. In Nov., my long-time boyfriend developed (what he claimed his dr. said was) a bad case of jock itch. His HIV test was... Read more »

fungal infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello.

I have fungal infection on my arms and hands. It's little red spots and there are a lot.

what can I do?

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Fungal infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear all, I want to get some help from any of you on my personal situation. I had developed a blister on my foot due to tight shoes. When it was fully growed and then the top skin broke, the blister left the inner skin exposed. I wasn't paying too... Read more »