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Success Rate Of Treatment For Thrush

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Smoking and HIV

...changes in medications. Smoking and Opportunistic Infections People with HIV disease who smoke are more likely to develop several opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women, smoking can increase the risk and severity of infection...
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Fluconazole dosage for thrush?

Hello, and thanks for the forum. I hope this question is in the right place. My partner was diagnosed two weeks ago with advanced HIV, CD4 of 60 and a "high" viral load (percentage wasn't provided to us). Daily Bactrim double strength and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello, thanks for your post and questions.1) The fluconazole dose is entirely acceptable. Depending on the patient and circumstances, 100-200 mg once-daily of fluconazole is typically adequate. The duration of treatment seems a little short... Read more »

Tingling Toes

My 77 year old father has just been diagnosed HIV positive. His CD4 count is 468, 4 = 13%, viral load is 398,000. He just started Atripla Friday night.PRIOR to starting the drugs he has been complaining about leg pain. I just got him to clarify...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...drugs all at once is important in my opinion before trying to simply manage the symptoms with more medications (which have low success rate overall and have their own side effects). KH Read more »

you right again, god bless you and your knowledge (THRUSH) i did the test, i know is early but the doctor said the pcr is not conclusive but is a piece a mind until the 3 mounts mark. He said exactly what like you"2( . Most people who think they have thrush actually don't! (Get a second opinion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...taking the time to write back. I wanted to post your comment because it may help many others who are also convinced they have thrush/oral candidiasis but in reality are merely suffering from "anxiety/depression, guilt and stress."Good luck with... Read more »

CD4 drops on HCV treatment

Dear Dr. McGovern:First of all, thank you for all your wonderful work! We all love you. My husband is HIV/HCV co-infected. About 8 weeks ago, he started HCV treatment of Geno 1, high viral load. Despite the odds of success, he was undetectable at...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...also tell them not to worry because the CD4 percentage also increases. The main infection I am concerned about in this range is thrush/candidal esophagitis. If thrush develops, I treat promptly with antifungal treatment and then give once weekly... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...done with the other commonly-used anabolic steroid,nandrolone decanoate. Liposuction Ultrasound-assisted liposuction has been successfully used to remove fataccumulation in the back of the neck (buffalo hump). Liposuction for thispurpose has a... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

The Problem of Azole-Resistant Thrush

...still have real trouble controlling one of the most frequently seen of these infections -- oral candidiasis, commonly known as thrush. At first, candida infections respond very well to drug therapy, and for a time it is possible to prevent... Read more »
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resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
...I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Read more »

Success and happiness are NOT allowed

Posted by Lovinlife, 4 Replies
...struggles. I got shot down in a very mean fashion for my post. If as HIV positive we are not allowing each other to share our successes, what sort of support group is this? What kind of network is this? I showed my post and the responses to... Read more »

Highway to success

Posted by Angel_Ronnie, 1 Reply
...the only way to accomplish results that last. Don't let the fear of change stop you from pursuing your dreams. There is no success at bargain basement prices. You must pay a price for success. Read more »

A success story

Posted by Blixer, 9 Replies
I know that HIV and HIV with meds is far from a walk in the park. I know that there are still bad things that happen. But I also know there are some very bright spots. I saw this on the John Hopkins HIV site posted yesterday and thought it... Read more »