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Hormones And Thrush

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I am 32 and have been + for roung 4 years. my cd4 count stays areoun 4-5 hundred, viral load 107,000. I am not on any meds at this time, and am currently going my 3rd round with thrush in my esophegus(forgive my spelling).I am also sleepy all the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mel,Esophageal candidiasis (thrush) in someone who is HIV positive is an AIDS-defining condition. This is a clear indication to begin combination antiretroviral Read more »

Growing Hormone?

I was reading in the "ask the expert" forum about a guy from Sao Paulo who parties once in a while... Read more »

body fat loss and growth hormone

Hi. I have experienced fat wasting most particulary on my legs. i have changed meds 2 yrs ago but... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...affect how the body metabolizes other drugs, including hormonal contraceptives. Many types of drugs, including antiretrovirals and hormones, are processed by enzymes in the liver known as the CYP450 system. If a drug induces (speeds up) the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...genital ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, and genital warts more often and more severely than uninfected women. Women get thrush (a yeast infection, see Fact Sheet 501 ) in their throats and herpes (see Fact Sheet 508 ) about 30% more often... Read more »
The Body PRO

Hormonal Contraception Use Has No Impact on HIV Disease Progression, Large Cohort Analysis Finds

In this study summary, Elizabeth Stringer, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham discusses a multi-country cohort study exploring the impact of hormonal contraception on HIV disease progression. After the discussion, there will be a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Relationships Between Condoms, Hormonal Methods, and Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction: An Exploratory Analysis From the Women's Well-Being and Sexuality Study

The authors introduced the study by noting that little is known about how condoms and other contraceptives influence women's sexual enjoyment, which could shape use patterns. They used data from the online Women's Well-Being and Sexuality Study to... Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

HIV obsessed

Posted by U_mushroomhaters, 3 Replies
...exposures (oral and maybe a needle stick) about 6 months after that I got very sick could not get out of bed for 2 months oral thrush DR confirmed loose stools for months oral sores psoriases new moles and freckles skin changes just really... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can being on one's period affect the outcome of a rapid result test, i.e. due to extra hormones in the bloodstream? Read more »

crazy question - hormones of pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and getting it and putting the baby at risk, I moved out. Now, two years later, I am looking back at it and I really feel the hormones of pregnancy made me so crazy enough to leave him. My child is two years old now and I feel I never would... Read more »