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Taking Fluconazole When You're Hiv Positive

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Fluconazole (Diflucan)

What Is Fluconazole? Fluconazole is an antifungal drug. In the US, its brand name is DiflucanĀ®. 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 manufactures it. Baxter manufactures the generic version approved in 2000. Why Do People With HIV Take It? Fluconazole is used when fungal...
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Fluconazole... for what???

Dear Dr. Bob:My HIV-positive partner has recently (within the past few months) developed hypopigmented nummular macules on his trunk, primarily his back and flanks, and a few on his abdomen. His doctor, who is supposed to be one of the leaders in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Wouldn't it be easier and make a lot more sense to ask your partner's doctor rather than me? After all, he's the one who saw the "hypopigmented nummular macules" and prescribed the drug, not me. Right?Fluconazole is an... Read more »

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...
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 »

fluconazole and HIV TEST???? PZL ANSWER

Hi,Does taking fluconazole 50 mg affects the result of HIV test? i am taking it coz i have white lines on my tongue?plz answer, plz....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope, fluconazole will not alter HIV test results, the ability of the body to make anti-HIV antibodies, nor change the duration of the window period.As for your request that I "plz answer," I must point out that I already have. Just... Read more »

fluconazole

i was diagnosed with AIDS 6 months ago, i had pneumonia and cryptococcus. my cd4 count at the time of diagnosis was 50, the doctors did not want to put me on treatment because i was in such bad shape that they wanted to get eveything else under...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Fluconazole is secondary prophylaxis to decrease the risk of your cryptococcus recurring. Some HIV specialists recommend continuing lifelong maintenance therapy with fluconazole 200 milligrams daily following a bout of acute cryptococcosis... Read more »
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