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Hiv Fungus

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re: correlation beteen HIV and fungus

Hello,I am HIV positive and was recently prescribed a cream by my doctor to rid myself of ringworm on parts of my arms and neck. However, considering that ringworm is a fungus and therefore treatable, why is it that whenver I stop applying the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES biopsy is required to make a definitive diagnosis.A key question is what you're CD4 count is doing-- if it's very low, HIV treatments are usually needed in addition to the fungal ones.Good luck, BY Read more »


I am HIV Positive woman. I have a problem with my face and fore hands. My face skin is attacked by... Read more »

Toenail fungus & HIV meds

Hi.... Undetectable here, cd4 750. I've had a toenail fungus on a couple of nails for years and... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...It is sold under many different names in other parts of the world. Antifungals fight infections caused by different kinds of fungus. Fluconazole fights opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer manufactures it. Baxter manufactures the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...have PCP if they wait to get treatment until their CD4 cell counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) are around 50. PCP is caused by a fungus. A healthy immune system can control the fungus. However, PCP causes illness in children and in adults with a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...HIV-positive but don't get sick for many years. As HIV disease continues, it slowly wears down the immune system. Viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria that usually don't cause any problems can make you very sick if your immune system is... Read more »
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nail fungus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean that Read more »

Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies
...Hi, The thread "Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?" (below, on main page of "Treatment")is mine but I am starting a new thread here in order to try and catch the eyes of Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the past 4 months. Tons of symptoms within the last year or so.... candida interigo rash, HPV oral warts, proximal toe nail fungus, extreme weight loss and on and on and on..... Any thoughts??? Any tests available to detect rare strains? Read more »

Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...ever. My concerns are: 1. added to my toxic HIV drugs, what will it do to my liver, etc, and 2. what's the likelihood of the fungus reasserting itself, if the turbinofine gets rid of it? Thanks. Read more »