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Fungus Associated With Hiv Aids

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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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I am HIV Positive woman. I have a problem with my face and fore hands. My face skin is attacked by fungus. What shall I do?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
If you have not already seen your care provider, you should definitely see him or her for diagnosis, which will help to guide appropriate therapy. You don't mention whether you are on antiretroviral therapy (ART), but if you continue to have... Read more »

Fungus and Sinuses--and HIV?

What does the latest discovery -- that fungi are often the culprits in sinusitis cases -- mean for those of us with HIV? What kinds of fungi are involved? Are systemic treatments effective?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The discovery that there fungi are frequent inhabitants of the sinuses of people with chronic sinus infection is very new, and the information you're asking for is not really available yet. What I took away from this study is that I might... Read more »


I am effected by both Hep B and HIV. I also am desparetly tryng to get rid of a nasty to nail fungus. I hear Lamisil is very harsh on the liver - though my numbers are great I dont want to be in danger by using lamisil. What are alternative...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Liver enzyme abnormalities occur in about 3% of people taking lamisil. It is reasonable to discuss this further with your doctor. I would also check you liver function tests before you considering starting to see if they are near normal range. If... Read more »

re: correlation beteen HIV and fungus

Hello,I am HIV positive and was recently prescribed a cream by my doctor to rid myself of ringworm on parts of my arms and neck. However, considering that ringworm is a fungus and therefore treatable, why is it that whenver I stop applying the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Ringworm (fungal skin infections) can be very troubling to treat. Topical clotrimazole is a typical treatment, though it can take weeks to see optimal results. After a period, I'd also want to know just how sure we... Read more »
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Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies

I posted this question to The Body's Experts two months ago but they haven't replied. Can anyone with experience of "HIV toenails" (onychomycosis) give me advice?

I have had badly infected toe-nails for four years now but to be frank they've been... Read more »

Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies

The thread "Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?" (below, on main page of "Treatment")is mine but I am starting a new thread here in order to try and catch the eyes of people who may be able to help me.

My earlier thread resulted in my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if the skin condition rosacea is associated with HIV. I have read that it is and that it isn't. Does anyone know the exact answer? Thanks. Read more »

Croh's & HIV association???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had so many symptoms it scares me, I have just been diagnosed with Crohn's. My question is can HIV antibody testing be affected from already having Crohn's Disease?
I have a 95 day negative HIV test, but have read that HIV detection may be... Read more »