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How Long After Your Affected With Hiv Do You Get 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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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 continue to have this problem, you should ask your doctor for a... Read more »

Yeast Infection, immune suppression, HIV

Hi, I have a fungal infection which does not seem to go away even after 20 days of Sporanox treatment and 50 days of diflucan infection. Before the treatment my doctor conducted a test in which I had a heavy quantity of yeast and the yeast was...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your T cell profile looks normal. Yeast infections do not cause immune suppression -- it's the other way around. But just as you said, chronic antibiotic use will kill off the bacteria that are supposed to live in your body and will allow the... 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 »

Male Yeast Infection Help?

I am a bit embarrassed by this, since I have never suffered from it before but I think I might have a yeast infection.It started about a year ago, my wife has suffered from yeast infections for as long as I can remember, but recently I think I might...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It sounds like the real thing, men can and do get Candida balinitis. Diflucan generally works well for this infection. This may also indicate a reduction in CD4 cells so it would be important to know the status of your HIV infection.... Read more »
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Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 2 Replies
Hey all,

I've been reading these boards and Dr Bob's Q&A's over the past month and a bit... and it's helped as well as disheartened at the same time.

I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe... 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 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. During this time I also started taking birth control pills. Did anyone that is... Read more »

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 »