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Does Fluconazole Work

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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

... What Is Fluconazole? Why Do People With HIV Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Fluconazole? Fluconazole is an antifungal drug. In the
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cd4 count dropping/want to have children

hiboth my husband and i are hiv positive and doing well on meds, but this all happened just as we became serious about having children. today we still would very much love to have children but i don't know if it's possible in our case. i read...
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
...(500-1500).Hard to know what the groin rash is. Could very well be fungus, and these are usually treated with topical antifungals. Oral fluconazole may or may not work. Sometimes a culture or biopsy is necessary, or a visit to the dermatologist... Read more »

YOO HOO Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum, Yip ie kai e, Astalavista hypochondriac

Dear Dr BobFirst let me thank you and the forum for giving me help to get through the Worried Well blues. Now I am going to WOO HOO on the invitation to join the X worried well files club. (sure better than any country resort club in the world?I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello New X-Filer!Welcome to the club! Thanks for taking the time to write.Cryptococcal meningitis? Ouch! Glad the fluconazole worked well for you. Now what about going back to medical school? It's not nearly as stressful as being a worried... Read more »

Is is too early for treatment to work?

My brother was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis and later HIV/AIDS in September 1999. He was put on amphotericin for two weeks and thereafter on fluconazole, and started on Combivir, unbeknownst to us. His combivir got finished in February,...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Your brother has advanced AIDS, and cryptococcal meningitis is tough to treat in this setting. It does sound as though he has received appropriate therapy for this problem; the meds are hard to tolerate and can have side effects of the type you... Read more »

fluconazole-resistant candidiasis

HI, FIRST OF ALL LET ME CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR WORK. IT IS GREAT AND GENEROUS.I HACE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WOULD IT BE "NORMAL" OR COMMON FOR SOMEONE TO DEVELOPE FLUCONAZOLE RESISTANT CANDIDIASIS AND (OR) SEBORREIC DERAMTITIS AS SOON AS 10...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It would be pretty unusual to develop fluconazole-resistant candidiasis only 10 months after contracting HIV, but it would depend on how often fluconazole was used and not how Read more »
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Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...(miconazole). Common brands are GyneLotrimin and Mycelex-G (clotrimazole) and Monistat 3 (miconazole). A single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan) is increasingly used for treating vaginal candidiasis. Systemic Therapy Systemic treatments... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...medications used to fight candida are antifungal drugs. Almost all their names end in "-azole." They include clotrimazole, nystatin, fluconazole, and itraconazole. Local treatments include: Creams suppositories to treat vaginitis liquids... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...women often need longer courses of treatment) Prescription oral antifungal drugs such as Nizoral (ketoconazole), Diflucan (fluconazole), or Sporanox (itraconazole) for difficult-to-treat infections. Many antifungal drugs interact with HIV drugs.... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...can decrease clarithromycin levels in the blood by 50%, while clarithromycin can increase rifabutin levels by as much as 80%. Fluconazole, an anti-fungal drug, can also increase rifabutin levels by up to 80%. Increased levels of rifabutin could... Read more »
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Think I might have hiv or other illness

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 2 Replies
My name is Vanessa I have been with my boyfriend for about a year and he is the only one I have been with without a condom he said he has been with girls without really been tested for stds or hiv. I have always been tested for hiv and stds of last... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the Read more »

THRUSH QUESTION...

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
When Oral Thrush is present in true ARS form, does it go away after a few days/weeks? Or is it 100% necessary to get antibiotics to rid of it. Just wondering because of my extremely and unusually white tongue that has been present for some time now.... Read more »

Work place woes

Posted by 12yrspoz, 1 Reply
...How do you deal with the stress of having HIV and co-workers that stress you even more? Read more »