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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is
Ask the Experts

Risk from Vaginal

Dr Bob,4 weeks ago I picked up a female at a restaurant and we had unprotected vaginal sex. Of course after doing this I started loosing my mind! I called her the next day and she told me that she didn't have any STDs but that she hadn't been tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testing is warranted at the three-month mark, no matter what estimated statistical estimate you choose to believe. Have I ever treated someone who contracted HIV from a single unprotected vaginal exposure? Yes, I have. Testing is warranted. Using... Read more »

Male Yeast Infection

What is the best way to treat a male yeast infection without seeing a doctor?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...How do you know it is a yeast infection? And if it is, treating it without seeing a doctor means you'll have to rely on over-the-counter antifungal medications, which are designed to treat Read more »

First trimester and STDs

In the first trimester of pregnancy, which types of vaginitis and STDs do you feel comfortable treating? The CDC guidelines do not oppose treating any of these conditions. However, a colleague of mine refuses to treat ANY woman less than 20 weeks...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...A topical vaginal antifungal makes the most sense to me. Your colleague clearly has a very conservative view of treating pregnant women that many other physicians do not share. And I don't understand the 20 week cutoff when organ formation... Read more »

yeastie girl

In order to start seeing symptoms of HIV,such as a vaginal yeast infection wouldn't that mean that my immune system is starting to weaken? How common is that within a time frame of 6 months after exposure? Also I thought the only time you see...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Vaginal yeast infections are common in the general population. In HIV infected women they are more common and often harder to treat. Vaginal yeast infections can be seen early after HIV infection well before the immune system is weakened to the... Read more »
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

...detergents, or fabric softeners. It can cause burning, itching, or vaginal discharge even if there is no infection. What are the treatments for vaginitis? The key to treating vaginitis is knowing which kind you have. The treatment must be... Read more »
Project Inform

Vaginal Candidiasis

...prevent and treat conditions like candidiasis are complicated and controversial. While there isn't a magic recipe that prevents or treats yeast infections in everyone, following some basic guidelines may lower the risk of yeast becoming a problem... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Vaginal Yeast Infections

...smear of the discharge under the microscope, or sending it to the lab to be grown in culture. Yeast infections can usually be treated topically, with a cream or suppository that is inserted in the vagina before bed nightly for 3 to 7 nights.... Read more »
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unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky. I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took... Read more »

vaginal discharge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was diagnosed with gonorrhea about a month ago. I was treated and retested. The retest came back as undetected. I have also gone in for a full STD testing. I won't know the results until 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 and... Read more »

yeast infection or something

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...hello everyone, I was recently treated for an std with tetracycline and acquired a yeast infection. I just tested hiv- about 12 weeks post possible exposure. Trouble Read more »