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How Long After Hiv Infection Would Girls Get A Yeast Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be signs of HIV. Hormone changes, birth control pills, or antibiotics can also cause these problems. See your health care provider to make sure you...
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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 »

year long yeast infection

Hey doctors how are you guys doing? I've had a yeast infection now for about a year and there are no signs of it letting up. I have tried over the counter treatments from monistat to any one you can think of. My doctor had also gave me a...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...While recurrent or difficult -to-treat yeast infections are often seen in HIV positive women, there are many other potential reasons why a woman may have many yeast infections. If you Read more »

yeastie girl

In order to start seeing symptoms of HIV,such as a vaginal yeast infection wouldn't that mean that my immune system is starting to weaken? How common is that within a time frame of 6 months after exposure? Also I thought the only time you see...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Vaginal yeast infections are common in the general population. In HIV infected women they are more common and often harder to treat. Vaginal yeast infections Read more »

Skin Yeast Infection

I tested in Dec 2002 had my first test for numbers in Jan 2003 CD4/540 Viral Load was 43,000. I was just diagnosed with a skin yeast infection and I am wondering if this is considered an opportunistic infection? My HIV clinic says it is no big...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...I agree with the folks at your clinic. Many people, including those without HIV infection can get fungal infections of the skin. It would not be considered an OI, and someone with a CD4 of 540 would not usually be at Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Fluconazole Prevents Yeast Infections in Women with HIV

...National Institute ofAllergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), weekly doses of the drugfluconazole safely prevented certain common yeast infections and was notassociated with adverse events or drug resistance. This is the firstlarge, long-term... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any woman who is undiagnosed but gets recurrent vaginal yeast infections should consider being screened for HIV Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around the vagina,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Women

...complications of AIDS that afflict men but also suffer gender-specific manifestations of HIV disease, such as recurrent vaginal yeast infections, severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and an increased risk of precancerous changes in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...infections are easy to treat. Fluconazole is a very expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are... Read more »
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systemic yeast infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...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 have gotten it. I am on the medication... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Help! 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 Read more »

Yeast infections and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have read that recurrent yeast infections are a sign of HIV. I was tested 2 1/2 months after myexposure and it was negative, yet I have had two yeast infections since. Read more »

pls. help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...to feel symptoms. sore throat and i had vaginitis. I went to the doctor and she gave me meds but after two months.. its like yeast infection i got. i have been suffering from recurrent yeast infection and lately i notice that my toungue is not a... Read more »