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Systemic Candidiasis

...kidneys, eyes, liver, genital tract and joints. This form occurs most often in people with low white blood cell counts ( neutropenia ). This type of infection is also called disseminated candidiasis. Diagnosis Oral, vaginal and skin infections are usually diagnosed by appearance and symptoms. Lab tests are usually performed if the infection does not clear up after treatment. If a person with thrush has problems swallowing (food "gets...
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skin infection

Just wanted to say what you're doing here is great. And I have a question: I have recently diagnosed with ringworm (tinea) on my body. It started out as small rash that I never got looked at, and over the past few months it has spread to the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV+s are prone to skin problems, but lots of HIV-s have skin problems, too. Tinea is not the same thing as ringworm, and neither is a sign of early HIV infection. But if you're concerned about your HIV status, then by all means get tested. Read more »

Problems w/skin infections, low Tcell count

after 4 months of Antiviral therapy my VL was undetectable & CD4 count is 80. I have had continuing problems w/skin rashes, blisters on my skin and also folliculitus on my scalp and sometimes underarms and pubic areas. I use a shampoo w/selenium...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV+s are very prone to skin problems. There is no way to prevent these other than trying to control your viral load as best you can and hope that you have a good T cell response in time. The problem in your underarm and groin areas may be a... Read more »

Skin Infections

I have had recurring skin infections for the past two summers. Last summer,it was cellulitis, and this summer, it's folliculitis. I've heard that folliculitis can be an indicationof being HIV positive. Is this true?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Both cellulitis and folliculitis can have multiple causes that don'tnecessarily indicate HIV infection. A person can have these skin problemsand not have HIV. Persons with HIV/AIDS tend to have skin problems... Read more »

Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...disease since the early 90's. Indeed, esophageal candidiasis is a well known and serious AIDS-defining illness. Furthermore, Candidal infections can be very serious and life-threatening, especially when they reach the blood stream. If your... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...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... Read more »
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Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

...gloves when changing cat litter boxes, or having someone else deal with the litter. Recently, outbreaks of drug-resistant staph skin infections have occurred. This infection can be spread through casual contact. Because these organisms are... Read more »
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Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...on my left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »

need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... Read more »

Skin infections, abscesses, aaarrrghhhh!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV+ since 1990. No opportunistic infections, just annoying things like sinus problems, high cholesterol, more frequent flu bouts, headaches....but July 2004 I had surgery for a peri-rectal abscess (resistant staph bacteria). I was put on... Read more »

Erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...by itself.. then it comes back maybe in a week in a diff location and goes away again.. does this sound like Erythematous candidiasis? from what i have read it is unlikly it is because it usually doesnt just resolve by itself within a day or... Read more »