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Should I Take Diflucan If I Have Aids

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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...HIV Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Fluconazole? Fluconazole is an antifungal drug. In the US, its brand name is Diflucan®. It is sold under many different names in other parts of the world. Antifungals fight infections caused by different kinds of fungus. Fluconazole fights opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer...
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New HIV/AIDS diagnoses, pneumonia (PCP), please help!

We've heard so many different things so far with the entire host of medical staff in the hospital, primary doctor with no real knowledge of AIDS, and only speaking with social worker otherwise: Brief Hx: Admitted to hospital Nov 1 with severe lung...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...He needs HIV treatment immediately. I don't understand the delay until January. This is absolutely not acceptable. Vitamins are not the answer. Read more »

Meds

hello my question is weather or not to start meds. i last tested neg in 2005 now i was diagnose with HIV/AIDS with a CD4 count of 56 and a 6%, viral load is still unknown for 1 more week. should i start meds right away? i was given septra,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...medications. It sounds like your doctors have already started you on appropriate initial preventive medications (Septra, Zithro, Diflucan).You'll be surprised- medications as usually very well tolerated. They will likely save your life.Let us... Read more »

Bactrim with diflucan

Hi Doc...kudos on the great work you do, i have a question i hope you might help me with. A good friend of mine complained of pain in her gums, she visited the dentist and was told she needed a root canal but the swelling was still too severe to do...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...antibacterial agent that is used for treatment of several conditions other than its use for prevention of PCP in people living with HIV/AIDS. Other common uses of Bactrim are for urinary tract infections, acute exacerbations of chronic... Read more »

Is one Dose of Diflucan enough for THRUSH.?

Dr. ReznikI was going through the question that you had answered on Thrush and diflucan.http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Oral/Current/Q106492.qnaMy doctor told me I have thrush and I was given only one dose (1 capsule) of diflucan, do u think that...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...negative at 7 months and you truly had a case of candidiasis, I would look for causes other than HIV.I do not believe one dose of Diflucan is adequate to treat candidiasis. According to numerous references, candidiasis should be treated to two... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fluconazole (Diflucan)

... floo-KOE-na-zole Brand Name: Diflucan Other Name(s): Fluconazol, UK-49858 Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Fluconazole, also known as Diflucan, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopia, Pfizer in Partnership to Provide Free Drugs to AIDS Patients

...Ethiopia's Health Ministry announced that US drug maker Pfizer has signed a partnership agreement with Ethiopia to provide Diflucan -- used to treat cryptococcus meningitis and esophageal candidiasis infections -- free to AIDS patients. Pfizer... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Delegate to UN AIDS Conference Says $1 Billion Enough to Launch AIDS Campaign

...start formulating a comprehensive plan to combat the disease, he said. Earlier this month, Pfizer announced it would donate Diflucan, a drug used to treat infections common in AIDS patients, to the world's 50 poorest countries. Three months ago,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Will Soon Ship Supply to South Africa of AIDS-Related Drug

...The initiative is part of a $50 million humanitarian program for HIV and AIDS patients. Pfizer noted that it will be producing Diflucan in a special tablet form rather than its usual capsule form, so that its donations will not end up on the... Read more »
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On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...drug as far as side effects!), and down from probably 20 when I was first diagnosed (depression, mycelex, protonix, Bactrim, Diflucan, etc). So again, it does get better in due time and with diligence!! Best Regards, Todd Read more »

I was decieved

Posted by numb, 3 Replies
...frequent diarrhea, thrush, among other things. I found old prescription bottles and looked up the medication online. He was taking Diflucan, Zithromax, and Septra. After I saw that they were treatment for HIV, I point blank asked him if he had... Read more »

Husband has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and the doctors dont seem to be much help either. Each day at a time I am told. He is on Videx, Nevirapine and Zerit plus Diflucan amongst other things. This site was given to me in a chat room and it has been a wonderful supportive site and... Read more »

Jackie question....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Im kind of freaked out maybe you can help me. I went to the doctor he said i might have oral thrush, put me on Diflucan but it didnt do anything for my burning tongue, I took a Hiv test ( I asked for it ) it came back negative ( 2yrs last... Read more »