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Severe Candidiasis Tnf Inhibitors

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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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wasting from TNF

Nelson!is there such a thing as TNF inhibitors?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, actually Dr Kotler in NYC is doing a study with TNF (Tumor necrosis factor) inhibitors and lipodystrophy. High TNF levels have been implicated in fat cell death in lipoatrophy and with wasting syndrome. TNF is a cytokine,(protein) produced by... Read more »

TNF

Hi Dr. MoyleTalk about TNF please. If one uses inhibitors to reduce the amount of TNF in the blood and tissues, won't HIV or HIV-related problems worsen? Isn't the TNF keeping some part of the HIV at bay (even though, of course, it...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
There have been several studies that have suggested that tumour necrosis factor (TNF) may be associated with weight loss and lipoatrophy. Therefore there is some interest in drugs which may suppress TNF production. However, the drugs which do this... 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 »

Erythematous Candidiasis

Thank you so much for this valuable site.In 8 months and 8 dr. visits, I haven't learned anything from the dr.'s I've visited. I have learned from your site, based on the pictures, that Erythematous Candidiasis is most similar in...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Thank you for your kind comments regarding the Oral Health and HIV Forum and the HIVdent project, both of which are intended to help people understand the implications of oral disease. It is always good to know that through our efforts (the Faculty... Read more »
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Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
Hi, my fiance is a Long Term NonProgressor - 24 years positive, co-infection HCV, with severe Hemophilia A.

This is a question for the gentlemen with Hemophilia please.
We're requesting any input about any Hemophilic PI increased unusual bleed... Read more »

Extreme fatigue and severe night sweats

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, the protease inhibitors are not working for me, I have extreme fatigue and night sweats, I would do anything to have some energy back into my life, any ideas about any over the counter herbs or other that could help without the... Read more »

Help me please

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HI i have some doubts from the beginning of 2006, first i have candidiases very severe, than angular cheilitis that remain, my mouth are becaming with i dont know how to say, cysts because of infiltrations. And now i have a renal cyst of 25mm. im... Read more »

Oral Thrush - Initial Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone comment on the initial symptoms of Oral Thrush? Does it start with very slight raised areas of the tongue?
Is it mostly isolated to the front, back or entire tounge/throat? Does the onset during the window period vary in severity (always... Read more »