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Effect Of Yeast On 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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Atripla and yeast infection

I have been on Atripla for 2 weeks now, I developed a yeast infection from the 1st day of using the drug, I never had the yeast infection before, The Doctor gave me viginal cream. I'm also using Biogen PH balance and plain yoghurt. Its better...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hi thereThis is not typically a side effect of Atripla. While antibiotics have been known to cause yeast infections, antiretrovirals such as atripla have not. Certainly, HIV itself is a cause of yeast infections - both vaginal and oral and perhaps... Read more »

atripla and red yeast rice

can you take red yeast rice for my high cholestor with atripla and cialis ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There have been no formal interaction studies for Atripla and red yeast than I am aware of. Red yeast can contains chemicals related to statins. Efavirenz can interact with some statins for example lovastatin which can result in an increased risk... Read more »

Oral yeast

If you have oral yeast and take an Elisa test way after the window period when you are first diagnosed with it will you get an accurate result?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
The presence of oral yeast should not have an effect on an Elisa test. FYI, oral yeast is a commensal organism, which is present in approximately sixty percent of the general population. The presence of oral yeast in no way is indicative of HIV... Read more »


I was treated with Microgel vaginal gel for bacterial vaginosis. I had to repeat it in a week because it didn't clear it up the first time. After the 2nd time I developed a vaginal yeast infection and oral yeast infection. Could this...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
I am assuming you used Metrogel or metronidiazole for treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Although the topical gels and creams do not get the same sytemic (blood) effects, it certainly can get into other compartments of the body including the blood.... Read more »
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Yeast infections, BV, and HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am starting to go crazy here thinking I may have HIV. I was told about two years ago that I had HPV which gave me an abnormal pap smear. A colposcopy was done that showed I had mild dysplasia. My pap and hpv test last year showed a negative... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Does anyone know if stress can cause a vaginal yeast infection?
I have stopped reading symptoms on the internet, as they are just fueling my anxiety, but now.. all of the sudden, I think I have a yeast infection. I have never had one before. I'm... Read more »

Yeast infections and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have read that recurrent yeast infections are a sign of HIV. I was tested 2 1/2 months after myexposure and it was negative, yet I have had two yeast infections since. During this time I also started taking birth control pills. Did anyone that is... Read more »

Yeast infection/HIV within 4 months?

Posted by OnAQuest, 2 Replies
I may have possibly been exposed to HIV numerous times within a four month period. I began seeing someone in January. We were together until April 25th. In Feb I got a yeast infection. It cleared up with treatment just fine. April 8th I got another... Read more »