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Does A Fungus Infection Mean I Have Hiv

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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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Fungus and Sinuses--and HIV?

What does the latest discovery -- that fungi are often the culprits in sinusitis cases -- mean for those of us with HIV? What kinds of fungi are involved? Are systemic treatments effective?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The discovery that there fungi are frequent inhabitants of the sinuses of people with chronic sinus infection is very new, and the information you're asking for is not really available yet. What I took away from this study is that I might... Read more »

fungus infection

i am hiv + male and have sinds a few months a very red looking penis, top and under the skin, a fungus infection my doctor told me and i use a prescribed cream but it doesnt go away. when i use the cream (twice a day)it return to its normal colour...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This doesn't sound like a fungal skin infection to me. I think your idea about local drug toxicity because of symptoms recurring after exposure to urine or semen is probably close to the truth. You didn't say what meds you are on, but I... Read more »

HIV COINFECTED WITH HEP B TOE NAIL FUNGUS

I am effected by both Hep B and HIV. I also am desparetly tryng to get rid of a nasty to nail fungus. I hear Lamisil is very harsh on the liver - though my numbers are great I dont want to be in danger by using lamisil. What are alternative...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Liver enzyme abnormalities occur in about 3% of people taking lamisil. It is reasonable to discuss this further with your doctor. I would also check you liver function tests before you considering starting to see if they are near normal range. If... Read more »

HIV AIDS AND FUNGUS

I am HIV Positive woman. I have a problem with my face and fore hands. My face skin is attacked by fungus. What shall I do?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
If you have not already seen your care provider, you should definitely see him or her for diagnosis, which will help to guide appropriate therapy. You don't mention whether you are on antiretroviral therapy (ART), but if you continue to have... Read more »
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nail fungus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus
around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does
this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean that my
amune system is breaking down.

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Problems with nail fungus?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus
around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does
this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean that my
amune system is breaking down.

Read more »

Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies
Hi,

The thread "Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?" (below, on main page of "Treatment")is mine but I am starting a new thread here in order to try and catch the eyes of people who may be able to help me.

My earlier thread resulted in my... Read more »

Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
Hi,

I posted this question to The Body's Experts two months ago but they haven't replied. Can anyone with experience of "HIV toenails" (onychomycosis) give me advice?

I have had badly infected toe-nails for four years now but to be frank they've been... Read more »