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Hiv Aids And Yeast Infections

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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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Male Yeast infection and HIV

I have been HIV since 1998 and my numbers has gone up and down but since in decent health. But every time my cd4 goes down they put me on antibiotics for a few months and I in up with yeast infections due to the antibiotics. I am 43 uncircumcised...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some patients are very sensitive to use of antibiotics in that there is fungal overgrowth in various places (mouth, skin, vagina, foreskin areas). Use of topical antifungals or including active culture yogurt in your diet (to try to replenish more... Read more »

Yeast Infections

Hi. I was with someone about 8-9 years ago. Months after we broke up, they advised me that they were HIV+. He advised me that he got it from his new partner. But since then I constantly think I am infected. I have had several test (at least 4 or 5)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You were with the guy 8-9 years ago. You've had four or five negative HIV tests, the most recent 1.5 years ago. And no you are "panic stricken," because of recurrent yeast infections. Hmmm . . . .Are you "worrying for no... Read more »

recurrent yeast infections

Is a recurrent yeast infection a sign of HIV...or can it also be a sign of other diseases or disorders? If it is a sign of HIV, how soon after infection would a recurrent yeast infection occur?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Reccurent yeast infections can be associated with a number of conditions, including HIV, so they are not diagnostic for HIV. Women with recurrent yeast infections should be thoroughly evaluated by their care providers to determine the possible cause.... Read more »

Yeast infection from kissing?

I've heard that people who are HIV-positive are subject to a number of yeast infections. My partner is positive; I'm negative. We have been together for over a year and for most of that time I've had an upset stomach with excess gas...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
You may want to submit this question to The Body's Forum on HIV and Oral Health. As a psychologist, I would also recommend that you consider the possibility that the symptoms you describe are associated with anxiety or stress.... Read more »
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Yeast infection/HIV within 4 months?

Posted by OnAQuest, 2 Replies
I may have possibly been exposed to HIV numerous times within a four month period. I began seeing someone in January. We were together until April 25th. In Feb I got a yeast infection. It cleared up with treatment just fine. April 8th I got another... Read more »

systemic yeast infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
I posted a while ago about some weird symtoms i was having wondering if it could be a sign of acute hiv infection. I went to the doctor and was told i had a systemic yeast infection. I haven't taken antibiotics lately, and don't know why i could... Read more »

Yeast infection

Posted by Anonymous
How early in HIV infection can yeast infections in women present them selves? Can it start only a few weeks after infection, or does it usually take a few years for it to become a problem?
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yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have heard that recurring yeast infections are a sign of HIV positive status in women. I had a possible exposure 6 months ago, and since then, I had a yeast infection that would not go away for 2 months. then I had a break for 4 months, now I have... Read more »