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...yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasi
s is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections
are easily treat
ed with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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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...
...disease since the early 90's. Indeed, esophageal candidiasi
s is a well known and serious AIDS-defining illness. Furthermore, Candidal infection
s can be very serious and life-threatening, especially when they reach the blood stream. If your... Read more »
I've been pos. for 2-3 years. I started treatment eight months ago. CD4 has improved from 324 to 450 (march/June). VL is undectable. Still, I'm experimenting blurred vision at odd times. My meds are sustiva, zerit and empirvir. Eye doc says my eyes...
...I don't think your blurred vision
is a symptom of any HIV-associated infection. I would be more concerned if the blurred vision
were constant. If the eye doctor Read more »
I am experiencing blurred vision in one eye. My CD count is 48 and viral load 180,000. What can this possibly lead to, and what test should I have done?
You should be seen by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) who is experienced in taking car of AIDS patients with CMV retinitis, which is the most common cause of vision problems in HIV+ patients, who are at risk for this infection if they have CD4... Read more »
Hi DocWhats your theory about this one? Approx. 2 weeks ago I had unprotected gay sex. Soon following I developed an itchy beard area, with small "hives" wich seemed to weep when scratched. The doctor prescribed Augmentin and a topical antibiotic...
...the unprotected sexual encounter, however, people with HIV disease tend to be more prone to skin infections. Yes, fatigue and blurred vision
should be checked out. It might be wise to consider HIV testing and safer sex counseling. Good luck. Read more »
...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 throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to fluconazole. These resistant infections... Read more »
...Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treat
s is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While... Read more »
... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasi
s Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) Read more »
ed with skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasi
s or thrush
. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can... Read more »
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...by itself.. then it comes back maybe in a week in a diff location and goes away again.. does this sound like Erythematous candidiasi
s? from what i have read it is unlikly it is because it usually doesnt just resolve by itself within a day or... Read more »
...and are always burning. Could it be something transmited by mouth??? i made a negative Elisa. now i have more than this i have candidiasi
s in the corner of mouth too. give me your opinion please Read more »
...del riesgo, noto la lengua bastante blanca, sobre todo la parte de ms hacia dentro, la punta de la lengua no tanto, ?es esto candidiasi
s? cuando me cepillo se va bastante, ?puede ser? Read more »
...hace 7 semanas e prensentado varios sintomas, fibricura, fatiga, falta de apetito y faringitis, y ahora estoi sufriendo una candidiasi
s en la boca y el el esofago, se dice que esta candidiasi
s tiene relacion con la infeccion por vih. Hasta que... Read more »