Fungal Infection Thrush
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Duke University Medical CenterFungal 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 »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThere 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 »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineProlonged use of broad-spectrum antibiotics like those used for sinusitis can cause candida infection in the mouth (thrush), but candida in the esophagus would be highly unusual in this setting. This is one of the most common infections that HIV+... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillRight. While some people can develop low CD4 cell counts, especially during illness, it is rare to see profound low CD4 cell counts in otherwise healthy people. There is an HIV-negative AIDS like disease but this is extremely uncommon.The health... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHelp! 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHello.
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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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDear 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 »
Posted by sadface, 1 ReplyQuestion...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 »
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