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Fungal Infections

...promote the growth of Candida Douching reduces levels of helpful bacteria in the vagina and is not recommended for HIV-positive women Treatment: Local treatment with over-the-counter creams like Monistat or Gyne-Lotrimin or prescription anti-fungal creams (HIV-positive women often need longer courses of treatment) For difficult-to-treat infections, use prescription oral anti-fungal drugs Alternative treatment: Acidophilus (in...
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PCP Prophylaxis Question

have a question about starting prophylaxis for OIs. My boyfriend was diagnosed HIV positive at the end of November 2009. We received his lab results back last week, & his CD4 was 75; his viral load was 136,000. His ID doctor started him on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
WTF?Prevention for pneumocystic pneumonia is recommended for all persons with CD4 counts less than 200 (or with a clinical diagnosis of AIDS). Bactrim (trimethoprim/sulfa, or it's alternative, dapsone) is inexpensive (generic) and usually very well... Read more »

Regimen adherence and Diflucan use

Dear Dr.: I'm taking Combivir and Sustiva. My morning dose of Combivir is 10:30'ish and my nighttime version of Combivir and Sustiva is also 10:30'ish. Occasionally, when the morning dose is due, I'm in a meeting at work, etc., and am not able to...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Regarding the lesions on your tongue, it may be oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL), not thrush. That may explain the failure to respond to Diflucan. If you have not had significant improvement with 6 weeks of Diflucan treatment, your doctor needs to... Read more »

Yeast and Resistance to Diflucan?

I have been suffering from what I think is a vaginal yeast infection now for close to three months. Quite a few years ago I had some yeast infections and they never really responded to the OTC meds really well. However, I never used any...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...You won't get resistant yeast from 10 days of fluconazole (Diflucan), which is anyway way more than is needed to cure a typical yeast infection. There are yeasts that are not treatable with fluconazole, Read more »

Tremors as side effect?

Hello, I have just started treatment about 6 weeks now. My meds are Combivir, Kaletra. Along with Mepron, Zithromax and Diflucan. I also take Protonix for stomach acid, Restoral for the last 5 days to help with sleep. I have a prescription for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen several patients who developed severe tremors like you. I have had difficulty pinning down the cause they they have been helped with medications such as propranlol. If you had somewhat advanced HIV disease when treatmen started there... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Common brands are GyneLotrimin and Mycelex-G (clotrimazole) and Monistat 3 (miconazole). A single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan) is increasingly used for treating vaginal candidiasis. Systemic Therapy Systemic treatments are used for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Fluconazole? Fluconazole is an antifungal drug. In the US, its brand name is Diflucan®. It is sold under many different names in other parts of the world. Antifungals fight infections caused by... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fluconazole (Diflucan)

... floo-KOE-na-zole Brand Name: Diflucan Other Name(s): Fluconazol, UK-49858 Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Fluconazole, also known as Diflucan, Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...don't finish the full course of treatment Treatments include: Over-the-counter creams like Monistat or Gyne-Lotrimin or prescription anti-fungal creams (HIV-positive women often need longer courses of treatment) Prescription oral antifungal... Read more »
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