Hiv Fungal Skin Infections
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Rocky Mountain CARESHiThe only way for HIV transmission to occur is if there is a direct exchange of body fluid. Meaning there has to be an open way for the virus to enter the body. Other infections can increase the risk of transmission but again there has to be an... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThere is no one correct answer, in part because even HIV- people can get fungal infections, especially involving the skin and nails. While thrush is a sign of immune deficiency in adults, it is not an AIDS-defining illness, and that may be yet... Read more »
Duke University Medical CenterFungal skin infections and thrush are related to a person's CD4 count, and tend to occur more commonly in later HIV infection in general. The risk for thrush is higher when the CD4 count is less than 300. However, either may occur at higher... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineIt is often difficult to diagnose and treat some skin conditions whether a person is HIV+ or not. A skin biopsy or scraping is often needed to pin down a diagnosis. If fungus is seen then local or sometimes pill treatment over weeks/months usually... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDear all, I want to get some help from any of you on my personal situation. I had developed a blister on my foot due to tight shoes. When it was fully growed and then the top skin broke, the blister left the inner skin exposed. I wasn't paying too... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHello.
I have fungal infection on my arms and hands. It's little red spots and there are a lot.
what can I do?
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Posted by sadface, 1 ReplyQuestion...I went to the Dr. for a rash around my anus. I have been working out and sweating. She said it was a fungal infection (like atheltes foot) itr red and sore, no bumps. She prescribed a cream for 2 weeks, it went away....5 weeks later it is... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHelp! In August, I developed a yeast infection. Alarmed (I get these rarely), I had an HIV test. It came back negative. In Nov., my long-time boyfriend developed (what he claimed his dr. said was) a bad case of jock itch. His HIV test was... Read more »
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