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Recurrent Vaginal Candidiasis

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Systemic Candidiasis

...infections are a sign of HIV disease progression in women. This publication focuses on systemic candidiasis -- when it spreads throughout the body and may impact many systems. Project Inform materials are also available on Vaginal Candidiasis or Oral Candidiasis . Cause The fungus called Candida causes candidiasis. This fungus is normally found in small amounts in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin. In a healthy person,...
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EARLY SIGNS!!!!!!!

Read that vaginal problems can be early sign of HIV? What sort of problems would these be? Thanks for your help Dr. Feinberg.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The best gynecologic clue is recurrent episodes of vaginal candidiasis (yeast infections). Otherwise, women tend to react to HIV very much the same as men do. Read more »

can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red wart-looking things...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management Read more »

Thank you and fungal recurrence question

Dr. Bob,I work in the medical industry and therefore know MANY wonderful physicians. You however are by far the most incredible doctor (reading your forum) that exceeds the "standard of care." Please continue your work. I can tell you have made an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Thanks for your very kind comments!1. HIV-infected patients can get a wide variety of skin problems, including recurrent fungal/yeast infections in the genital area. There is no specific time for these types of problems to occur. In general all... Read more »

HIV+ hetro couple need help

My fiance and I both found out we were HIV+ together about 3 weeks ago, we are both new to the virus according to our doc, we have tried to trace back and we believe the only incident was 18 months ago for the male to have caught the virus and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information is readily available in the archives. Have a look! Consequently, I'll only respond briefly.1.Regarding the recurrent-vaginal candidiasis problem, I'd recommend you see your gynecologist for an evaluation. If latex condoms are... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Candidiasis in Immune-Compromised Women

...infect the lining of the mucous membranes in the esophagus, intestines, vagina, throat and lungs. Oral candidiasis (thrush) or recurrent vaginal candidiasis (vaginitis, yeast infection) is an early sign of weakening of the immune system. The... Read more »
Project Inform

Vaginal Candidiasis

...Preventing Vaginal Candidiasis There are many practical ways to try to prevent vaginal candiaisis (see below ). For women with recurrent vaginal candidiasis, a single dose of fluconazole weekly is sometimes used to prevent the infection. Caution... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Vaginal Yeast Infections

...Vaginal candidiasis is a yeast infection usually caused by Candida albicans . Candida occurs normally in the mouth, digestive tract and vagina of Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...treatment: Mouthwash derived from tea-tree oil (not the oil itself -- this can be very irritating!) Candidiasis of the Vagina (Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis or Yeast Infection) May occur with high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more... Read more »
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yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have heard that recurring yeast infections are a sign of HIV positive status in women. I had a possible exposure 6 months ago, and since then, I had a yeast infection that would not go away for 2 months. then I had a break for 4 months, now I have... Read more »

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, folks! I had a risky exposure 2 1/2 months ago (oral sex performed on me by sex worker), and developed urinary infection 3 weeks ago that was treated by antibiotics and now has returned again. This entire time I have been extremely fatigued,... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Help! In August, I developed a yeast infection. Alarmed (I get these rarely), I had an HIV test. It came back negative. In Nov., my long-time boyfriend developed (what he claimed his dr. said was) a bad case of jock itch. His HIV test was... Read more »

HIV and recurrent yeast

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...for several months before I realized he was using drugs and who knows what else he was out there doing. Since then, I have had recurrent vaginal yeast infections. I went to a clinic here in town and was tested for everything while he lived here.... Read more »