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Systemic Candidiasis

...and/or has bad chest pain, he or she may also have esophageal infection. If symptoms do not improve with treatment, or if someone has problems swallowing but does not have thrush, an endoscopy is usually performed. This is when a doctor uses a small tube to look into the esophagus. Systemic candidiasis is very difficult to diagnose. Candida in the blood may come from a local infection (like the mouth or site of a catheter) as well as from...
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Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Whoa, I'm not sure where you get the impression that the medical profession doesn't consider Candida as a pathogen. Candida infection of the throat and esophagus have been part of the staging definitions of HIV disease since the early 90's. ... Read more »

Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...month or so and see what happens. The ulcer is not candida, but may be another infection (helicobacter) that could be easily treated with a short course of antibiotics. Good luck with this longstanding problem... Read more »

18 y/o, fungal infec.&esophogitis, candidiasis. Worried, my cause?

Dr. Feinberg, Last week I had an EGD. My doctor discovered a fungal infection in my esophagus, and also wrote esophogitis candidiasis on my report. I am only 18, a female, and have also been treated with four different anit-biotics over the past...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Prolonged use of broad-spectrum antibiotics like those used for sinusitis can cause candida infection in the mouth (thrush), but candida in the esophagus would be highly unusual in this setting. This is one of the most common Read more »

Fluconazole... for what???

Dear Dr. Bob:My HIV-positive partner has recently (within the past few months) developed hypopigmented nummular macules on his trunk, primarily his back and flanks, and a few on his abdomen. His doctor, who is supposed to be one of the leaders in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."hypopigmented nummular macules" and prescribed the drug, not me. Right?Fluconazole is an antifungal agent. Yes, it can be used to treat candidal infections as well as other types of fungus, such as Cryptococcus. The best guess I could make is... Read more »
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Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...cryptococcal meningitis, is discussed in Fact Sheet 503 . Fluconazole has been approved to treat both of these infections. Some doctors also use fluconazole to treat other opportunistic infections caused by fungus. What About Drug... Read more »
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Fungal Infections

...pregnant women . In addition, many of the 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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... Read more »
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Gynecological Problems

...protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasilâ„¢ does not protect against less common HPV types not included in the vaccine. Therefore, doctors still recommend regular Pap smears to detect changes in the cervix (dysplasia) before they become... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

Chronic Tonsil Cheese

Posted by brent4861, 10 Replies
...people with AIDS. This isn't able to be affected by antibiotic at all times cause it hides or something like that. I called my Doctor (Daniel Berger MD of Northstar Medical in Chicago) and he referred me to a specialist of ear nose and throat at... Read more »

oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
...Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it- *is always painful? *has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance? * always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...feel great. Someone, anyone, please help a BROTHER out. Thanks. P.S. Should I change doctors? I called my doctor who is a physicians assistant and he never called me back. I wanted to talk over the phone way back in August because my work... Read more »