How Soon After Infection Do Women Experience Recurrent Yeast Infections

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...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 but gets recurrent vaginal yeast infections should consider being screened for HIV Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around the vagina, labia, or anal area and thick, curd-like vaginal discharge HIV-positive women often have recurring...
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HIV pos. and neg. pregnant women, any difference?

I want to know during pregnancy, will a hiv+ woman experience problems other women don't have? like recurrent yeast infection, etc?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...As is the case in non-pregnant women, the incidence of HIV-related signs and symptoms during pregnancy correlates with HIV disease status (viral load and CD4+ T cell Read more »

yeast infecton chronic

Every month for the past couple of years I have been treated for yeast infections . I am treated with diflucan and for than it clears up and than the systems return // any advice for what kind of dr to see to find out what is causing this
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...experience with RVVC. Also, if you live near a large medical center, they usually have a help line that you can call and ask who the yeast infection specialists are. Read more »


I am a female who, after stupidly having unprotected hetero sex 2 years ago, has had 5 negative HIV tests (out to 15 months) without further exposure. Two of the tests I did at home using the Home Access Test, and 3 were rapid tests done at an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and/or chronic ones, have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS! So if a woman needs to pop a box of Monistat for a vaginal yeast infection and she had absolutely no HIV risk exposure or has been HIV-antibody tested outside the window period... Read more »

Yeast infection question

Dr. Bob if the world would be a better place if we had more spirits like you. Read your bio. How are you? You are in my prayers for JOY! Can you please tell me in waht STDs besides HIV cause recurrent yeast infections?I hate the internet. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There are many potential underlying causes for recurrentyeast infections. (These are not STD related.) The vast, vast majority of recurrentyeast infections have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...chemotherapy to stress and depression -- can also cause or worsen candidiasis. Infection in the Vagina Vaginal candidiasis, called yeast infection or vaginitis, is an infection of the vulva and/or vagina. It causes a smelly, thick,... 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 Community Research Initiative of America

Medical Update from the 1999 Conference on Women and HIV/AIDS

...recommendations are the same for HIV-positive and HIV-negative women. Yeast Infections About 75% of all womenexperience a yeast infection at some point in their life, and 5% experience chronic recurrences. Symptoms of yeast infections include... Read more »
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Common GYN Conditions in Women Living With HIV/AIDS

...(Femstat cream). Some treatments such as Miconazole and Clotrimazole are also available by prescription as suppositories. If the yeast infection does not go away with the cream or suppository, a physician may prescribe a stronger drug such as... Read more »
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