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Serious Case Of Vaginal Candidiasis

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common 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...
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Candidiasis vaginal

hola, quiza me pueda responder. Ultimamente no he recibido respuestas y para nosotros (por mas de que estemos acompaados por un medico que nos es de mucha ayuda) es dificil sentirmos acompaados ya que, por lo menos en mi caso, no cuento de mi...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas noches,Me entristece que no puedas ser completamente honesta con cualquier mdico a quien ves. Vivir con VIH ya es suficientemente exigente sin tener que preocuparte por los prejuicios de una comunidad mdica inculta. Afortunadamente es seguro... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis...likely HIV?

Hi Dr. Frascino,I've been extremely worried lately about my HIV status and have found relief in your humorous and straight (??) responses. Thank you! On to my issue:I'm a 30 yr old male. I was diagnosed with erythematous candidiasis last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yes, both antibiotics and corticosteroids can predispose someone to oral candidiasis and this is most likely what happened to you.2.The majority of cases of "erythematous candidiasis" have nothing to do with HIV.3.Does it sound... Read more »

Candidiasis?

Dear Dr. Reznik,I'm writing to you from Germany. 3 years ago I developed a sore throat, I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with pharyngitis. This went on for a few weeks; I had been prescribed with a medication. But it didn't help. I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Dear R.The TV show you saw is accurate as candidiasis or thrush can be a sign of HIV infection. There are numerous reasons why a person can develop candidiasis such as uncontrolled diabetes, use of systemic broad spectrum antibiotics or steroids or... Read more »

How serious is intestinal candidasis?

I was recently diagnosed as having anal candidiasis, and it was accompanied by a severe case of so-called "jock-itch" with severe redness, lesions and peeling skin. I was prescribed an anti-fungal cream and Diflucan 200mg/1x daily. I have...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Intestinal candidiasis is not a disease that most infectious disease specialists believe exists. HIV-infected patients can occassionally have Canida around the anus, but it doesn't usually cause problems. If it causes itching, you can apply... Read more »
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itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

oral candidiasis/ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I hope that someone will read this message!!!excuse my english.
three months before was my last sexual contact-protected.
but before this we were together in the tub...how foolish.
one week later i had sore throat runny nose,sneezing.after two weeks... Read more »

Any reported cases of protected vaginal infection

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there ,

Are there any documented reports of hetero cases , where protection(condom) was used but, infection was still possible to the insertive partner(male) ?

Please help !!
Love all

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candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My girlfriend is suffering with vaginal candidiasis.I read in many pages that it could be the first sign for HIV.She had a test for HIV and it was negative.Please give me some information, im worried for her and myself.Could the test be wrong and... Read more »