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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 »

Fungal infections JB

Can you please tell me approximately how far along into HIV infection fungal skin problems or thrush may appear?...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Fungal skin infections and thrush are related to a person's CD4 count, and tend to occur more commonly in later HIV infection in general. The risk for thrush is higher when the CD4 count is less than 300. However, either may occur at higher... 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
Topical antifungal agents (such as powders, ointments or shampoos/soaps like ketoconazole) or judicious use of oral antifungals might be useful An assessment for your current HIV condition and for other conditions (such as diabetes) is recommended... 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 »
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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 »

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 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 »