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Does A Fungus Infection Mean I Have 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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »
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

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is found in most people's... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most... Read more »
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Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies
...treat my toenail fungus (onychomycosis)with Vicks Vaporub . . . because it has clearly worked well for some other people in whom HIV has allowed fungus to root itself in the nails. I have now been applying Vicks to my toenails for six weeks. ... Read more »

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... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...in July 2009. could it be HIV. I did my cd4 early may 2010 and it was 400 and cd% 32. This got me worried because I have a fungal infection tinea pedis that is failing to clear on my feet soles even with Oral and Topical medications. I have... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...enemy--my dr prescribed wellbutrin because of my obsessive thinking and depression. On the other hand, I AM NOT making up these fungal infections. Is it worth it to go have an OraQuick Monday when my last test was April 13 and boyfriend and I... Read more »