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Systemic Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis 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 common conditions seen in people with HIV. While candidiasis is a rather common condition in general, it's often the first illness and sign that HIV disease is...
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CD4 Count and Candida Esophagus (Please Help!)

Dear Dr. Feinberg,Would you expect to find candida esophagus in a person with a CD4 count of 1000, and no detectable viral load??? I've continually tested negative for HIV 1/2 over many years, but have developed this condition. What gives???...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Candida esophagitis would be most unusual in someone who is HIV- and has normal T cells. How certain are you that this diagnosis is correct? This problem could a;so occur in someone whose immune system is not performing normally for a reason other... Read more »

candida esophagus

I recently went to the doctor and found out I had candida esophagus.I was told It is from the hiv virus.I was so scared that I did not let him do a hiv test. I have been married for 16 years and I have only slept with my husband and he has only...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Candida esophagitis does not happen to people with normal immune systems, so I suspect your immune system has been damaged by something, and the possibilities certainly include HIV. If you do have HIV, you won't do yourself any good by... Read more »

esophageal candidiasis

I have esophageal candidiasis that is resistant to all the medications (azoles, etc). Amphoteracin seems to keep the infection "in check" (with ongoing candida present in vast scarring tissue, thus losing the effect of systemic...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Azole resistant Candida infections can really be difficult. We've used some of the newer antifungals with some successes- Voriconazole sometimes works where the first-generation azoles haven't (fluconazole,... Read more »

Can candidiasis appear when on meds for long time?

Can I develop candida in the mouth and esophagus while i am under treatment for 10 years, undetectable for 9 years? last lab test done 5 months ago showed cd4 592, cd8 670.I have been getting often mild infections in the past 5 months since i have...
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
Although it is possible, it is very unlikely, given your CD4 count and response to HIV treatment. You may want to have the diagnosis confirmed.... Read more »
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esophageal candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is it possible to get esophageal candidiasis several months after infection? Read more »

Candidiasis, aver si me sacas de la duda dani.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dani, tengo entendido ke la candidiasis es una infeccion muy comun que no tieen ke estar relacionada forzosamente con el vih, ahora bien, es normal desarrollar candidiais un paciente 4 meses despues de la relacion de riesgo ( contando con que... Read more »

Sobre candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es posible adquirir la candidiasis oral aun no estando infectado? es posible ke la bajada de defensas debio a la sodamizacion de creer ke estas infectado provoque la candidiasis? tengo un negativo a las 8 semanas, mi riesgo fue sexo oral. Gracias y... Read more »

candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My girlfriend is suffering with vaginal candidiasis.I read in many pages that it could be the first sign for HIV.She had a test for HIV and it was negative.Please give me some information, im worried for her and myself.Could the test be wrong and... Read more »