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Genital Candidiasis For Males

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best 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 become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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Washing genital organs after unsafe sex

I had an unprotected sex with a lady a week ago. She has just tested positive to HIV test. I washed my penis with soap and water in about 5minutes after sex. Her CD4 test show she has 2.8 I am at risk of HIV? What can I do now that I have not tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Genital washing after unsafe sex does not protect you against HIV. In fact some studies indicate that it may increase the risk of HIV Read more »

concerned, not ashamed

Hey man, hows it going?I have been lucky enough to have had your reply on 5 occassions now over the last 2 years since my exposure - genuinely, you have helped me find a rational and helped shape my frame of mind and outlook.Like many, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can affect the esophagus or even become systemic, whereby the fungus gets into the blood (fungemia).In your case, your genital Candida infection has nothing to do with HIV. It should be managed by a dermatologist. Thanks for your donation... Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort protected sex, but got gohnerea. As of 6 weeks after i have not been the same. 4 weeks into my window period I had my wisdom teeth removed, all 4. 6 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you managed to contract the clap (gonorrhea) during your episode of horizontal mattress mambo! As for antibiotic-induced oral candidiasis (thrush), just because penicillin didn't cause this in the past doesn't mean it isn't the culprit for your... Read more »

please..doc..the STD people in my town are so inconsistent!

Hi doc..im a nineteen year old male, i had one possible exposure to HIV in July 08..My last test was three months after exposure was negative..i was treated for physcological reasons because regretfully i became suicidal because of the thought of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...clueless as Dubya. (Well, OK, no one is quite that clueless.)Regarding your herpes that doesn't look anything like herpes and thrush that was only visually diagnosed, there is a good chance you didn't' have either one of these ailments. If you're... Read more »
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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

Women and HIV

...genital ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, and genital warts more often and more severely than uninfected women. Women get thrush (a yeast infection, see Fact Sheet 501 ) in their throats and herpes (see Fact Sheet 508 ) about 30% more often... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...should be weighed carefully. You should avoid drugs like fluconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole, which are used to stop candidiasis and other fungal infections. Other medications you may be taking for depression, pain, diabetes or other... Read more »
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Unprotected oral is not risk-free!

Posted by SuperAnxious, 4 Replies
...oral sex, but the most recent one is probably consider the most risky: 1. 1st exposure on 2/28/09 I performed oral sex on a male with unknown HIV status, I did not taste any precum and he did not ejaculate in my mouth. 2. 2nd exposure on... Read more »

genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...i was told that you can have hpv genital warts for years and never have outbreaks. and years later break out and that it doesn't mean your boyfriend has cheated. is Read more »

Genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Okay well me and my boyfriend both know we have genital warts, and we are going to the clinic friday to get tested for other things and to get treated. But for the most part i am 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 »