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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) are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida albicans . This...
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Body Aches For A Month

Hello Dr. Bob, I have written you before, but know that you can only answer a selected few. I cannot make a donation at this time (just graduated from college and paying off those dreaded student loans that your best friend Bush keeps raising the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off your symptoms "I hurt all over and it switches from place to place. I also have sharp pains in the soles of my hands and palms of my feet" are not consistent with HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy, nor are they... Read more »

Please!Please!Please!

Hey Doc , I desperately need your help. Sorry to keep asking so frequently, I just had another concern.In your last reply you said barring extenuating circumstances this would be definitive. What would those circumstances be? For my first exposure I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Suffice it to say your circumstances were not extenuating, OK?1.Nope.2.Yep.3.Yep.4.Nope.5.Yep.Restraining order now in effect! Stay well!Dr. Bob Read more »

EXTREMELY WORRIED!!! - KH

Dear Dr. Henry, I am very concerned. 20 weeks ago, I was sexually assaulted in the Virgin Islands. The assailant was not apprehended so I live in fear of having contracted HIV. Developed symptoms consistent with ARS at week 4 (sore throat, stiff...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From the HIV perspective it is extremely unlikely that your symptoms are HIV related. Occult herpes infection, CMV, or other viruses rarely would cause those symptoms. Severe stress can contribute also. I concur that HIV has been ruled out. If... Read more »

sexually transmitted dieses

Everytime I have sex i feel some pain on the vaginal area & everyday I pass out some thick white discharge. This has been ongoing for years now. SOmetime its very itchy & irritable. Its like the skin around my vagina becomes very swollen &...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It sounds like you have a vaginal yeast infection that is either very persistent, or keeps coming back. See your doctor to make sure that's what it is, and get tested for both HIV and diabetes, both of which can be associated with persistent and... Read more »
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Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I... Read more »
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weird symptoms

Posted by MissTake, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. i was just wondering. i've been having some strange things going on and i was wondering if any of them are signs of ARS. Short, sharp sporadic pains in my vagina, Swollen lymphnodes in my groin area that hurt and are sensitive to the... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. I had a standard blood... Read more »

Symptoms - Night Sweats

Posted by Freaked_Ben, 1 Reply
Are the sweats limited only to the nighttime? Can they be profuse sweating during the day? Let me cover everything that is going on. Had unprotected oral and protected vaginal intercourse on Sunday the 11th. Then on Saturday the 17th, had a... Read more »