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Systemic Candidiasis

...it is life-threatening. The most common places for infection are in the mouth and vagina. Recurrent and difficult to treat vaginal yeast infections are a sign of HIV disease progression in women. This publication focuses on systemic candidiasis -- when it spreads throughout the body and may impact many systems. Project Inform materials are also available on Vaginal Candidiasis or Oral Candidiasis . Cause The fungus called Candida ...
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Systemic candidiasis

Hi: Thank you for your time. I was wondering if you have any info on a homeopathic product called Aqua Floa, for the treatment of candidiasis. This fungus seems to have infested my trachea, from my vocal chords to , and including the tops of my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know anything about this homeopathic product. There are a number of effective non-homeopathic medications for candidiasis. It is not normal for a basically healthy person to have candidiasis of the trachea, so I hope that you are seeking... Read more »

Systemic Candida

...Is systemic candidiasis a common problem when a person have aids? i have heard its wery difficult to diagnose,do that mean that its possible to live
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
Candida infections are very common in AIDS patients. Systemic or disseminated infections throughout the body are less common and do occur with candida and other yeast or fungus infections. In almost all cases these can be diagnosed with blood... Read more »

systemic candida

Thank you for answering my question. I have been HIV+ for 3 years. My viral load has been undetectable since I started my meds in May 2003, (combivir/viramune) and my T-cell count was 247 in May 2006. I had a flu that manifested itself in the form...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of antibiotics can promote growth of yeast in some situations and yeast/fungi can cause sinus infections in some patients. Diflucan is generally effective against Candida infections if not over-used. Colonization with normal bacteria (such as... Read more »

HIV- on 5th Course of Ketoconazole

Dr. BobI had a risk Dec. 31, 2003 and tested many times--last test on Dec. 28, 2004 was negative on antibody and viral RNA. I have not been sexually active since Dec. 31, 2003. Six weeks after Dec. 31, 2003, I took PEP (AZT and Epivir) for four...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infection."2.Accept the consensus of the three infectious diseases specialists, which I also concur with, that you do not have HIV or a systemic candidiasis problem.3.Get counseling if you are having difficulty accepting your negative... Read more »
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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 opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
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,... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...preventive treatment for MAC, CMV and invasive fungal infections. (Read Project Inform's publications, MAC/MAI , CMV , and Systemic Candidiasis .) Below 50 CD4 Cells Increased risk for serious OIs, including MAC and CMV. Continue... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

What Is Fluconazole? Why Do People With 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... Read more »
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Oral Thrush Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was tested for HIV 2yrs After last possible exposure, I tested because I had burning tongue and my Doctor told me I had Candidisis (Thrush) I took the test and it came back Negative. I was tested for other things as well and I came back with NO... Read more »

esophageal candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is it possible to get esophageal candidiasis several months after infection? Read more »

oral candidiasis/ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I hope that someone will read this message!!!excuse my english. three months before was my last sexual contact-protected. but before this we were together in the tub...how foolish. one week later i had sore throat runny nose,sneezing.after two... Read more »

two immune systems?????

Posted by Anonymous
I think there are two immune systems. One that fights colds, flu's and stuff like that. The other fights OI's (opportunist Infections). So, that would explain why people with AIDS don't get colds and the flu. The immune systems are described... Read more »