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I Got Thrush Can I Breastfeed

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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...Why Do People With HIV Take It? Fluconazole is used when fungal infections can't be treated with skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or keep them under control. However, HIV infection can weaken the immune system. Infections that take...
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Woo Hoo - Thank You

Dear DoctorYou replied to my message on November 9 regarding my concerns about a possible exposure. You may recall I was concerned about transmission to my Wife and then on to my breast-fed baby.After speaking to my general practitioner, I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...didn't happen.Foolishly and selfishly, I had unprotected sex with my Wife a couple of weeks later several times. My Wife was breast feeding our 14 month old child at the time.About two weeks ago, the baby completely stopped breast feeding in... Read more »

Consumed with fear for my whole family - what have I done?

Dear DoctorAround 7 weeks ago, I had unprotected oral sex with a strange woman (reciprocated). She was a sex worker. I was very drunk, there is a possibility that there was unprotected vaginal sex for a very short period (like 1 minute). We went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. Nope.2. HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not considered to be conclusive. Consequently, I'd advise waiting until then.3. "Symptoms" are very unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Consequently, I... Read more »

Breast feeding and wine

Is it alright to drink my 4 0z of wine while i breast fed. My newborn has jaundice
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I hope that you're HIV negative.Breastfeeding is a productive way of transmitting HIV to a child; if at all possible, I don't recommend it. I'd talk to your child's physician Read more »

thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT HELPED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATRIPLA BUT NOW HAVE THRUSH SINCE I STARTED TAKING THE MEDS. IS THE MED NOT WORKING OR HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. BESIDES ATRIPLA I AM TAKING,CLOTRIMAXOLE LOZENGES AND...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...It would be very unusual for thrush to develop while on therapy and then not respond to the medications you are taking. The first thing I would suggest is that Read more »
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HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

...transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. Reference Lockman S, Ghebremichael M, Shapiro R, et al. The effect of breast feeding vs. formula feeding on maternal HIV disease progression, mortality, and micronutrient levels in a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Dilemma of Breast Feeding

...Introduction Preventing MTCT Is a Global Priority A Tale of Two Worlds Review of MTCT Landmark Infant Feeding Study Exclusive Breast Feeding Guide Ten Steps to Successful Breast Feeding Infant Feeding Attitudes at a Large Antenatal... Read more »
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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Benefits of Breast-Feeding Might Outweigh Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission in Developing Countries, Studies Say

A series of studies presented Monday at the 14th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Los Angeles suggest that the benefits of breast-feeding in developing countries might outweigh the risk of vertical HIV... Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

Thrush on bum?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been feeling some discomfort this week in my bum area which could be thrush I think. I was wondering whether thrush appearing there might be a sign that I have HIV? Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone have information about Thrush and asthma inhalers Read more »

thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can somebody tell me if thrush is painful especially after eating? Read more »