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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...appetite. Thrush can also cause cracking at the corners of the mouth. This is called angular chelitis. In the vagina, the infection is called yeast infection or vaginitis . This is a common vaginal infection. Symptoms include itching, burning, and a thick whitish discharge. Candida can also spread and cause infection in the brain, heart, joints and eyes. Can It Be Prevented? There is no way to prevent exposure to candida. Medications...
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What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School the term for a fungal infection ("Candida") of the vagina that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching and a thick, white discharge. Any woman who experiences vaginal discharge should seek medical evaluation and... Read more »

Confused & worried

Hi,I have a very sore area just outside the vagina. It's not itchy and there is no sign of Thrush. I also had two tiny white headed pimples on my outer lips that i just popped but i'm not sure what is wrong.???????????
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
This is not something that can be diagnosed over the phone or via the internet- you need to see your health care provider to egt this checked out.-JC Read more »

non seroconverters?

Hi Doc,There are several questions to you and other doctors on this forum about anxious people with symptoms who are worried sick even though they have tested negative.The answers to these questions have been similar, saying if HIV antibody tests...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with great certainty that if you've had 17 negative HIV tests, HIV is not your problem. No way. No how!Who diagnosed your oral thrush and oral hairy leukoplakia? You?? I tend to question those diagnoses! See an infectious diseases specialist if... Read more »

Assorted Complaints

Do these mean anything in an HIV setting? First, every once in a while I can feel pea-sized nodules in various parts of my body; they move and smoosh to the touch and aren't painful. And I assume they go away because eventually I don't "bump into...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is for the discussion of side effects of HIV treatment-you don't mention which HIV medications you are taking. Generally skin problems are common in HIV+ persons. Often seeing a dermatologist can help more precisely diagnose and better... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...vaginitis, is an infection of the vulva and/or vagina. It causes a smelly, thick, white-yellow discharge that might occur with itching, burning and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...woman who is undiagnosed but gets recurrent vaginal yeast infections should consider being screened for HIV Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around the vagina, labia, or anal area and thick, curd-like vaginal discharge HIV-positive... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan) 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...listed here, along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with fairly high CD4... Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was Read more »

Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Alright, a month ago I woke up and found this really weird looking rash in my groin area (near the base of my penis), it was quite itchy and immediately I thought STD STD STD. Well...the last time I had sex was 3 months(unprotected vaginal) ... Read more »

293 days(or10 months) still symptoms

Posted by mistake1, 3 Replies
...tests up to 7.5 months all negative i just dont get what i could have contracted does anyone have this same sort of question? i cant seem to get it out of my head and, my lymphs in my groin and neck just wont go away. they are painfull to touch... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...accompanyed by muscle burning sensations and headaches and swollen lymph nodes then like a bad cold and rash under armpits and itchy skin all gradually within a 6 weeks very uncomfortable need some oppinions..... Read more »