Does A Fungal Infection Mean Hiv

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can
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Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV lymphoma, who curretnly has a "life-threatening" fungal infection and a pseudomonas infection. We were advised that if they could hold off for 2 weeks...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...treated simultaneously. He needs the infections treated with antibiotics, the lymphoma treated with chemotherapy, and this HIV infection treated with HIV drugs. I have had many patients in similar situations, it seems that they go from having... Read more »

fungal infections

i am not on meds and am very prone to fungal infections, lately have been getting ringworms on my face and thighs. problem is im absolutely addicted to sugar and sugary foods and this doesn't help. what can i do about the fungal infections.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...and for other conditions (such as diabetes) is recommended to identify what factors may be contributing to your frequent skin fungal infections to better target treatment recommendations. KH Read more »

fungal infections

I am currently on Truvada, Norvir, lexiva. I continously get funal infections either on my neck, and the most recent is right next to my ears on my face. Could this be a side effect from the meds, or is this a common occurance? I was on lamasil...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fungal infections in the neck/facial area would rarely be a side effect of the medications you listed. Some fungal conditions can be confused Read more »

do people with hiv or aids have a higher risk of contacting fungal diseases?

do people with hiv or aids have a higher rate of contacting fungal diseases?
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
Yes. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with fairly high CD4 cells. See ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...see Fact Sheet 511 ; CMV (Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal infection that can cause thrush (a white film in your mouth) or infections in your throat or vagina, see Fact... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...carefully. You should avoid drugs like fluconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole, which are used to stop candidiasis and other fungal infections. Other medications you may be taking for depression, pain, diabetes or other conditions might not... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Fungus Among Us

...and histoplasmosis (that's when you bomb a history test), it's a wonder HIV infected folks don't die from just saying these fungal infections. Essentially, the body's health is defended by its immune system. When "germs," such as viruses, nasty... Read more »