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How To Manage Systemic Candidiasis When You Have Hiv

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Systemic Candidiasis

...it is life-threatening. The most common places for infection are in the mouth and vagina. Recurrent and difficult to treat vaginal yeast infections are a sign of HIV disease progression in women. This publication focuses on systemic 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 ...
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systemic candida

Thank you for answering my question. I have been HIV+ for 3 years. My viral load has been undetectable since I started my meds in May 2003, (combivir/viramune) and my T-cell count was 247 in May 2006. I had a flu that manifested itself in the form...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of antibiotics can promote growth of yeast in some situations and yeast/fungi can cause sinus infections in some patients. Diflucan is generally effective against Candida infections if not over-used. Colonization with normal bacteria (such as... Read more »

Systemic Candida

Is systemic candidiasis a common problem when a person have aids? i have heard its wery difficult to diagnose,do that mean that its possible to live several years with this illness whithout treatment?and how is the most common way to diagnose this...
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
...Candida infections are very common in AIDS patients. Systemic or disseminated infections throughout the body are less common and do occur with candida and other yeast or Read more »

concerned, not ashamed

Hey man, hows it going?I have been lucky enough to have had your reply on 5 occassions now over the last 2 years since my exposure - genuinely, you have helped me find a rational and helped shape my frame of mind and outlook.Like many, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...complaining I haven't even answered one of their gazillion questions! Oh well, hopefully some of these folks will discover the archives and realize the information or reassurance they desire is there waiting for their double click!Regarding... Read more »

HIV- on 5th Course of Ketoconazole

Dr. BobI had a risk Dec. 31, 2003 and tested many times--last test on Dec. 28, 2004 was negative on antibody and viral RNA. I have not been sexually active since Dec. 31, 2003. Six weeks after Dec. 31, 2003, I took PEP (AZT and Epivir) for four...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infection."2.Accept the consensus of the three infectious diseases specialists, which I also concur with, that you do not have HIV or a systemic candidiasis problem.3.Get counseling if you are having difficulty accepting your negative... Read more »
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Fungal Infections

...are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

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...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

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

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

Mozambique HIV/AIDS Programme National Coordinator

Posted by Anonymous
...Vacancy: ActionAid Mozambique HIV/AIDS Programme National Coordinator ************** ActionAid Mozambique has an established HIV/AIDS programme working with local Read more »