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Fluconazole Dosing For Candidiasis In Body

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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan) 2000. Why Do People With HIV Take It? Fluconazole is used when fungal infections can't be treated with skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or keep them under control. However, HIV infection can weaken the immune system. Infections...
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Fluconazole dosage for thrush?

Hello, and thanks for the forum. I hope this question is in the right place. My partner was diagnosed two weeks ago with advanced HIV, CD4 of 60 and a "high" viral load (percentage wasn't provided to us). Daily Bactrim double strength and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello, thanks for your post and questions.1) The fluconazole dose is entirely acceptable. Depending on the patient and circumstances, 100-200 mg once-daily of fluconazole is typically adequate. Read more »

fluconazole-resistant candidiasis

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 long you've had HIV. Read more »

Resistance to flucanozole

Last year, I struggled constantly with thrush. I became resistant to flucanozole, so my doctor put me on amphotericin B. I responded well to that, re-started treatment with sustiva and combivir, and did very well virologically. However, due to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine choice would be to go back on anti-HIV therapy, so you can give your immune system a boost, but only you can decide if body shape change is better or worse than being sick. Good luck! Read more »

Can I Reverse This

I have been HIV positive for almost 12 years. I am not resistant to any of the meds, but have had to stop many combinations due to toxicity. My last combination was Combivir/Viread. I took it for three years and was undectable the entire time. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Straight to the point, with a current CD4 count of 720 and low viral load of 8000, I don't think that you need to be worried about going back on medications any time in the near future. Patients without low CD4 count histories... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to fluconazole. These resistant infections... Read more »
Project Inform

Vaginal Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Treating Vaginal Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Practical Prevention Tips Food as Prevention! Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...menstruacion, eso me dio mala espina, me puse a investigar acerca de ese ?mal olor" y encontre algo que me puso peor que antes , la candidiasis... al parecer y espero me ayuden con esta duda, es uno de los primero sintomas de alguien infectado... Read more »

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...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »

CD4 & refractory candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous
...Is there a strong correlation between CD4 and candida infections? If I can get my CD4 really high (say 1500) is there a chance my body will fight the infection off by itself? (because I'm resistant Read more »