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Should Someone With Hiv Take Diflucan

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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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Could it be med related?

I was diagnosed in 1988 with HIV/Hep C. I started meds in 1994 and have done well since. My tcells are currently 284, (down from 350 the month before) and my viral load is undetectable. I've had a liver biopsy done a few years ago and it showed no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Ouch-what a frustrating series of events. I would consider fluconazole as a likely cause of the liver problems from the information you provided. KH 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 »

Chronic yeast infections of the mouth

How common is it for women to have a chronic(6 months)yeast infection of the mouth? The infection is both hard and soft palate and has been treated, without success, on two occasions by the drug Diflucan. What would you do next? could this be HIV...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The next step would be to try a higher dose of fluconazole (Diflucan) or another drug that can be used topically (Nystatin, Mycelex) or by mouth (itraconazole). If the candidiasis persists after Read more »

Diflucan

My doctor told me I had oral thrush a few months back, I asked for a hiv test...possible risk was over 2yrs ago, test was negative. He put me on Diflucan, it did nothing. Does this mean I was misdiagnosed with Thursh? I still have the burning...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...toothpastes, etc. I believe your physician may have diagnosed your symptoms as erythematous candidiasis, which should have responded to Diflucan. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a very effect systemic antifungal therapy which would easily manage EC.... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...immune systems, including people with HIV, they tend to be more serious and are called opportunistic infections (OIs). HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Fluconazole can be used to both prevent and treat certain types of fungal infections, especially... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...with Ethiopia to provide Diflucan -- used to treat cryptococcus meningitis and esophageal candidiasis infections -- free to AIDS patients. Pfizer will provide more than 50,000 Diflucan tablets. The government will distribute the free pills to 16... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...effect of antiretroviral therapy on clinical manifestations. AIDS 20(7):1051-1058. October 2005. Gynecological conditions and HIV/AIDS. The Body. Retrieved from www.thebody.com/content/art5000.html on July 21, 2006. Levine AM, Berhane K,... Read more »
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thrush

Posted by scared2Bpos, 1 Reply
...have burning in my throat and vagina. I tested at 40 dys (5 1/2 wks) and the rapid HIV test came out negative. Dr prescribed Diflucan and has cleared the burning in my vagina but not my throat. Did any of you have these symptoms when newly... Read more »

Plse help 100% sure pos

Posted by scared2Bpos, 1 Reply
...She thinks I have anxiety. Told her I am sure its HIV. So she did a Pap and tested me for all STD's and HIV. She prescribed me Diflucan for the burning in my vajay-jay. The Dr. said they should have my results in a week and told me not to worry... Read more »

freaking out, are these hiv+ symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...whatever infection with 1st treatment, never needed subsequent treatments! I was given another version of metronidazole and a diflucan pill for the yeast, things cleared temporally, then the yeast infection came back. I was given another... Read more »

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 »