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How Long Does It Take To Cure Candidiasis

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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Can candidiasis appear when on meds for long time?

Can I develop candida in the mouth and esophagus while i am under treatment for 10 years, undetectable for 9 years? last lab test done 5 months ago showed cd4 592, cd8 670.I have been getting often mild infections in the past 5 months since i have...
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
Although it is possible, it is very unlikely, given your CD4 count and response to HIV treatment. You may want to have the diagnosis confirmed.... Read more »

fluconazole-resistant candidiasis

HI, FIRST OF ALL LET ME CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR WORK. IT IS GREAT AND GENEROUS.I HACE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WOULD IT BE "NORMAL" OR COMMON FOR SOMEONE TO DEVELOPE FLUCONAZOLE RESISTANT CANDIDIASIS AND (OR) SEBORREIC DERAMTITIS AS SOON...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It would be pretty unusual to develop fluconazole-resistant candidiasis only 10 months after contracting HIV, but it would depend on how often fluconazole was used and not how long you've had HIV. Since seborrheic dermatitis can happen to... Read more »

Oral Candidiasis: Why? Effective treatment?

I saw my dentist concerning little pimply lesions on my tongue and whitish spotting on both the tongue and gums. There was a little white coating...he told me I caught the infection early and not to worry about it too much. I have taken liquid...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
There are several reasons other than HIV infection which would cause a person to present with candidiasis including use of broad spectrum antibiotics, systemic steroids, steroid containing asthma inhalers, uncontrolled diabetes, etc. Recently, I had... Read more »

No cure or vaccine on the distant horizon. Really? (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

You are claiming many times that a cure or a vaccine is not even on the distant horizon and that we shouldn't hope for a treatment break or change for the next years. I was reading about the phase II trials of Geovax for a preventive vaccine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually, I'm probably one of the most optimistic people on the planet. However, I'm also a scientist. There are a number of vaccine trials ongoing. However, even a phase II trial is a very long ways away from being ready for primetime.... Read more »
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Candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after infection would you see signs of Erythemathous Candidiasis and what are the symptoms associated with it. I have a some small red blotches on my tongue that are not painful or burning.

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candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My girlfriend is suffering with vaginal candidiasis.I read in many pages that it could be the first sign for HIV.She had a test for HIV and it was negative.Please give me some information, im worried for her and myself.Could the test be wrong and... Read more »

itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

Does it mean, cure is a long way to go ?

Posted by Timmy
http://mobile.aidsmap.com/page/2690031/

"My geriatrician [colleagues] say if you want patients to be playing tennis in their 70s, you need to be dealing with that in their forties," Deeks said. "I spend my time in the clinic talking about exercise,... Read more »