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Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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oral thrush

I'm writing from South Africa where HAART is presently unaffordable for the vast majority of AIDS patients. Do you know of any herb that can be used for treating oral thrush ( probably as a mouth rinse )? I'm looking for a cheap alternative to the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...this. Flucanazole is the most common treatment used. Garlic seems to have anti-fungal properties but I have not seen any data on thrush and garlic.nelson Read more »

garlic supplement and atripla

I take a garlic supplement daily. Recently I started on Atripla. A friend claims the garlic could interfere with my atripla. Is that true. Or is it safe to take garlic supplement with atripla?Thanks a lot for your time and the great work you are...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello Bert and thanks for your post.Within reason, there's no significant interaction between the garlic supplement and your Atripla.Be well,BY Read more »

Use of fresh garlic when taking Atripla

I tested pos in Feb 2007. Since then I have stopped drinking alcohol, surfing and swimming everyday and basicly making an effort to get on a healthy track. Part of my diet consist of smoothies which I use a few cloves of fresh garlic in the prep....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Reasonable uses of modest abounts of natural garlic theoretically may decrease efavirenz levels but the concern has been more when medicinal forms of garlic are used regularly (If Read more »

Garlic

Adding Fresh Garlic or Minced Garlic by spice world in a jar to your food while cooking it be chicken,potatoes ect. is ok or not ok for patients on the cocktail for HIV?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There have been studies where garlic supplements (generally much higher concentrations than when used for cooking) have been evaluated for the effect on blood levels Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Garlic

...variety of infections. HIV-positive people may use it to treat conditions associated with HIV, including fungal infections like thrush and parasites like cryptosporidium, which may cause severe diarrhea. It may also be used to prevent these... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Nutrition and HIV Infection: Experience in Zimbabwe -- Interview with Lynde Francis

...low-fat diet. One of the big exceptions to that is yogurt. Yogurt is like a magic food, as is garlic. Yogurt helps to control thrush. Sugar feeds thrush, so we advise people to cut sugar out of their diet as much as possible. Garlic is a natural... 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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resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
...I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Read more »

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

Infected??????????

Posted by yes1, 1 Reply
...been extremely dry for the past two months, especially at night and the whiteness has not gone away. I was tested for Candida (Thrush) and it came back negative at two-week post exposure, the doctor still placed me on one week of Diflucan. In... Read more »

GARLIC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'M IN SOUTH AFRICA AND OUR HEALTH MINISTER HAS BEEN TELLING PEOPLE TO EAT GARLIC TO HELP WITH INFECTIONS...SO BEING A SCIENTIST THAT I AM I HAVE BEEN DOING SO. IT DOES HELP TREMENDOUSLY. I AM NOT ON ANY MEDS, Read more »