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...is still possible for health care workers who take PEP to get HIV infection. Other Exposure In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposure
s that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom breaks during sex, or if they share needles for injecting drugs. Infants can be exposed if they drink...
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I have been HIV since 1998 and my numbers has gone up and down but since in decent health. But every time my cd4 goes down they put me on antibiotics for a few months and I in up with yeast infections due to the antibiotics. I am 43 uncircumcised...
...active culture yogurt in your diet (to try to replenish more normal bacteria throughout your body) help some patients handle recurrent
problems with fungal infection flare-ups. KH Read more »
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...
male or female genital yeast/fungal infections have absolutely nothing to do with HIV.If someone has had a potential HIV exposure
, he needs an HIV-antibody test outside the window period, whether or not he has symptoms.Dr. Bob Read more »
I am a female who, after stupidly having unprotected hetero sex 2 years ago, has had 5 negative HIV tests (out to 15 months) without further exposure. Two of the tests I did at home using the Home Access Test, and 3 were rapid tests done at an...
...and/or chronic ones, have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS! So if a woman needs to pop a box of Monistat for a vaginal yeast infection
and she had absolutely no HIV risk exposure or has been HIV-antibody tested outside the window period... Read more »
Dec. 31, 2003 received protected (Nonoxyl-9 condom) oral from escort. Seven weeks later, symptoms: lost 10lbs, swollen nodes (head and wrist), yeast infection in mouth and anus, tendonitis, recurrent constipation, small stools. Still have: white...
...oral").2. Symptoms do not equal HIV disease.3. PEP, when indicated, must be started within 72 hours of an exposure, not two months
after the fact! Whoever prescribed these medications should have known better!Next, regarding testing, PCR should... Read more »
...to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any 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,... Read more »
...infections are easy to treat. Fluconazole is a very expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections
(such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are... Read more »
...common, more serious and/or moredifficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV-negative women: Some vaginal infections (including yeast infections
) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea,... Read more »
...pros and cons of treatment with a doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal Infections (Yeast Infections
, Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis) Candidiasis is a very common vaginal infection caused by yeast... Read more »
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...tested negative 9 weeks and then 3 a half months
after my exposure. I know that this is considered to be conclusive. I have had yeast infections
in the past, and I know that I am very prone to getting them. However, I have had 3 yeast... Read more »
...with tetracycline and acquired a yeast infection
. I just tested hiv- about 12 weeks post possible exposure. Trouble is this yeast infection
seems to be hanging around even though it has been treated 2x with prescription and once otc. The symptoms... Read more »
...I have read that recurrentyeast infections
are a sign of HIV. I was tested 2 1/2 months
after myexposure and it was negative, yet I have had two yeast infections
since. Read more »
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 another one. Does this... Read more »