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How Long Does Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis Last

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Systemic Candidiasis

...(Mycostatin). Mouth Rinses Mouth rinses are less effective as they only have contact with the mouth for a short time. However, they may be the best choice for someone with a very sore or dry mouth. Rinses are held in the mouth for as long as possible and should be swilled around and then swallowed. They are used at least four times a day and continued for a few days after the symptoms have gone. The most widely used rinse is nystatin...
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Is Diaherrea life long for HIV person

Inspite of taking the medicine and hom remedis the Diaherrea problem is not sloved.Is problem will be life long for thr HIVinfected person and what is solution for it.Please help..thanks.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Chronic loose stools are fairly common in the general population but more common in HIV+ persons. A work up for a cause is recommended to see if there is a specific explanation (such as parasite or other infection, lactose or gluten intolerance),... Read more »

I'm unfortunately a long long time reader.

Hello Dr.I have worried and obsessed about the possibility of being hiv+ for almost 10 years of my life. I'm not one of those people that keep getting tested though...I'm much stupider than that. I never got tested...the thought paralyzes me with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »

How long are we from chronic meds?

Hi:To any doctor, realistically how far are we from chronic HAART, to some sort of therapy that will allow us to take intermittant breaks from HAART for viral control? Thanks.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...drug resistance and who now have suppressed virus and CD4 counts > 350-500 and who are not missing any doses--the goal is life long control of HIV (aiming for a normal life expectancy). Since current HIV drugs stop the growth of HIV but don't... Read more »

A Long Term, Long Sleeping Survivor

Dear Dr. Bob,It's been a long time since I've visited this site, but you're obviously still doing the same great job. You deserve all the accolades and kudos received from all of your readers - me included!Quick background: probably HIV+ since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a pain in the ass, literally and figuratively. Unless you're into pain, I can't really see why anyone uses this approach any longer. The patches are OK, if you don't mind that "large band-aid fashion" look. I definitely recommend the gel -... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...have these side effects. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some health care providers prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis. This can cause resistance. The yeast can mutate so that a drug no longer works. Some serious cases do not... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...anti-fungal drugs interact with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptosporidiosis

...with AIDS are infected with crypto. Only some of these infections lead to serious disease. Crypto causes a lot of diarrhea, along with nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. In people with healthy immune systems, these symptoms do not last more... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...boils or anything else apart from the itch. Could this be ARS or just a result of stress? Should I test for HIV? Sorry for the long post but please help me before I completely lose my mind. Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my last 6 relationships were with HIV + men. Not a conscious choice, it simply became... Read more »