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Long Term Symptoms Of Candidiasis

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated 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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Staying on Septra Long Term

Hey there. I got my third set of test results this year and so far so good. I tested positive in Feb 2008, my first set of tests had me a cd4 of 197 and viral load of 1950. My clinic started me on Septra DS, once daily back in March. I have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The current guidelines recommend you continue Septra DS as prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) for at least three months after your CD4 cell count has risen above 200. The potential risk of complications from using Septra DS... Read more »

Recently Diagniosed

After being diagnosed with thrush and KS I recently tested positive for HIV. My initial lab results are CD4% 6.9 ABS CD4 33 Viral Load greater then 500,000. I also have low platelets 64. I have not started a treatment regimen yet but will at my...
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
...you are likely to see your CD4 counts increase significantly and your viral load go undetectable within a few weeks to months. Long term prognosis with good adherence to HIV meds is very good. Read more »

HIV + herpes

I love this website doc. I was diagnosed HIV + sept 2005 having just zero converted with usualo flu systems/rash. My counts have stablised to around cd4 600 with low viral load 14000 last count. I recently have had group spots in one area beside my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...based upon the viral load (> 100,000) and the presence of symptoms, such as unexplained fever or diarrhea > 2-4 weeks, oral candidiasis, or >10% unexplained weight loss.For people with an AIDS-defining illness, treatment may be started at any CD4... Read more »

Interpreting symptoms

I'm one of those long-term patients (+>12 years)who is not pursuing antiretroviral therapy, choosing to treat infections as they occur. VL>75,000, T-Cells 4. I struggle with thrush (Ampho-B) and wasting. Suddenly, with no changes in meds, I have no...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...treatment for your HIV. But you're playing with fire: you have end-stage HIV disease, poor nutrition (wasting) and resistant candidiasis requiring amphotericin, and at some point your recent good luck will run out. I think most patients would... Read more »
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Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) Read more »
Project Inform

Candidiasis Update

...immune response is promising for many. Unfortunately, despite success with many OIs, declines in the rate of the fungal infection candidiasis have not been observed. What is Candidiasis? Candidiasis is caused by the fungus Candida and while... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...fight off serious infections. People with HIV disease are now living longer. Smoking and related problems can interfere with long term quality of life. What Are the Risks of Smoking? Smoking weakens the immune system. It can make it harder to... Read more »
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Long term survivor

Posted by DAF, 4 Replies
I am aperson living with AIDS, I have srvived three opertunistic infections. I have known about my status for 22 years and in retrospect I was one of the early cases to be infected,. In the time period from 1978 to 1981. My qyestion is are there... Read more »

Mouth & Oesophagus Candidiasis - Signs & Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...FREAKING OUT AGAIN! Please, people, does anybody know how to tell normal white tongue from candidiasis????? Also, does anybody know the symptoms of GULLET (OESOPHAGUS) CANDIDIASIS? Is it simply a "lump" in the throat kind of feeling? Read more »

for anonymous w/tongue

Posted by QQQ, 1 Reply
...at least thats what my dentist says and what most of the info on the net seems to indicate. I was obsessed thinking it was thrush because my tongue hurts. Sometime it hurts all day and sometimes just for a few hours and sometimes not at all. I... Read more »