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Getting Systemic Candidiasis When You're Hiv Positive

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Systemic Candidiasis

...it is life-threatening. The most common places for infection are in the mouth and vagina. Recurrent and difficult to treat vaginal yeast infections are a sign of HIV disease progression in women. This publication focuses on systemic candidiasis -- when it spreads throughout the body and may impact many systems. Project Inform materials are also available on Vaginal Candidiasis or Oral Candidiasis . Cause The fungus called Candida ...
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Thank you, doc! Thank you very much!!

Hello there, doc!!!It's the BFF Brazil guy again!!! Remember me?I don't want to bother you, I just want to say thank you for your answer. Doc, you're amazing and I will never be tired to say that!!I know you will scold me for this, but I still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inflammation, you should see a dermatologist to get that cleared up. Even if you have a candidal infection, that doesn't mean it's HIV-related. The vast, vast, vast majority of candida infections have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS!The... Read more »

Not a question this time, it's about the link to your foundation

Hello there Doc!!!!!!First of all, I would like to know how you are. I always get worried about you and I would like to know how you are, Doc.Well, I forgot to say. It's me, the BFF Brazilian guy. I want to tell you that I got better of my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine could induce nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies that could cause a "false positive" HIV-antibody test. Consequently waiting to get your HIV test if you've been recently vaccinated is perfectly... Read more »

HIV+ hetro couple need help

My fiance and I both found out we were HIV+ together about 3 weeks ago, we are both new to the virus according to our doc, we have tried to trace back and we believe the only incident was 18 months ago for the male to have caught the virus and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Actually, all of this information is readily available in the archives. Have a look! Consequently, I'll only respond briefly.1.Regarding the recurrent-vaginal candidiasis problem, I'd recommend Read more »

systemic candida

Thank you for answering my question. I have been HIV+ for 3 years. My viral load has been undetectable since I started my meds in May 2003, (combivir/viramune) and my T-cell count was 247 in May 2006. I had a flu that manifested itself in the form...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of antibiotics can promote growth of yeast in some situations and yeast/fungi can cause sinus infections in some patients. Diflucan is generally effective against Candida infections if not over-used. Colonization with normal bacteria (such as... Read more »
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Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

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Chronic Tonsil Cheese

Posted by brent4861, 10 Replies
...throat isn't sore and I was surprised. I went online to google.com to search and found out that kids get this and people with AIDS. This isn't able to be affected by antibiotic at all times cause it hides or something like that. I called my... Read more »

Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
...real. When I returned home from China I read a couple of scary things from the internet and medical resources. For one, HIV can be transmitted through oral sex when the infected person has open sores (but I wonder about someone with acute... Read more »