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How Long Does Vaginal Thrush Last

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...most severe cases, amphotericin B is used, but it can have serious side effects Alternative treatment: Mouthwash derived from tea-tree oil (not the oil itself -- this can be very irritating!) Candidiasis of the Vagina (Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis or Yeast Infection) May occur with high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more likely to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any woman who is undiagnosed...
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treatment for persistent candida vaginitis?

Hi doctor,is there anything else besides clotrimazole that I can use vaginally for persistent thrush. I have heard that yoghurt can be used but I'm concerned that it might have something in it that could cause another infection. I always have to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Optimizing medications for HIV can go a long way to clearing up persistent vaginal candidiasis (thrush). When topical medications such as clotrimazole and nystatin don't work, a brief course of fluconazole by mouth is Read more »

can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red wart-looking things...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management Read more »

reccuring candida

How early into an HIV infection can recurring vaginal candidiasis occur? 1 month, 2, 3 after the initial contact with the virus? Later than that? Can it be treated or will it keep coming back? thanks
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Vaginal candidiasis is usually the first problem HIV+ women encounter. There is no specific time frame after becoming HIV+ that this happens-- Read more »

HIV Progression

My wife tested +ve on 9/01/09 while I tested -ve on 15/01/09. Due to serious vaginal thrush for a couple of years, we have used condoms almost all the time. Last time we had unprotected sex was 2.5yrs ago. While trying to handle the diagnosis I also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a bit insensitive. The questions that come to my mind include: Why wasn't her diagnosis picked up sooner? Recurrent "serious vaginal thrush" should have been a tip-off for testing. Also, why wasn't she screened for HIV at the time of her two... Read more »
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Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...candidiasis -- when it spreads throughout the body and may impact many systems. Project Inform materials are also available on Vaginal Candidiasis or Oral Candidiasis . Cause The fungus called Candida causes candidiasis. This fungus is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...providers don't use it: Most fungal 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die 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... Read more »
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Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...slight white coating at the back of her tongue but obviously not bothering her as much as me, also worried she may have developed vaginal thrush as I have noticed a white discharge in her underwear and can smell a strong yeast like odour under... Read more »

Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
...Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
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... Read more »

scared bad! Does ars last this long?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...week tafter unprotected vaginal intercourse until now and its been 3 and a half months. Is this commom for ars to last this long. I was tested 30 days after possible exposure and it was negative so im still not possitive of my status Read more »