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Thrush And Yeast Infections In Pregnant Women

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...510 for more information. The Bottom Line More women are becoming infected with HIV. With early testing and treatment, women with HIV can live as long as men. Women should get tested for HIV. This is especially true for pregnant women and women considering pregnancy. If they test positive for HIV, they can take steps to reduce the risk of infecting their babies and ensure their own health. The best way to prevent infection in...
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yeast infection

I've been HIV pos for 11 years now, on HAART and I have had great results... undetectable viral load and high (between 600 to 1100 t-cells). About 6 years ago I started having a annoying, irritating rash on my anus and a few spots on my penis. With...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...overlapping issues. You may have had a rash from one reason, which you treated with the steroid creams and then developed the yeast infection as a result. Conditions that can cause rashes in the ano/genital area include herpes, HPV (human... Read more »

Oral thrush (yeast infection) cured by salt water???

My boyfriend had a cold the past week. He did not use any steroid based nasal sprays, but he did use a cold remedy which contains zinc. About two days ago, he had a white patch right next to his tonsil. He started to gargle with salt water and it...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...vagina). It is pretty common and does not necessarily mean that something more serious is going on. Women often get these vaginal yeast infections when they take any antibiotics. This is because the antibiotics upset the normal balance of... Read more »

Transmission of yeast infections

Dear Dr. Reznik,If a man performs oral sex on a woman with a yeast infection, can that yeast infection be transmitted to his oral cavitiy and cause thrush-like symptoms?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...If the man were medically compromised then it would be possible for the yeast infection to be transmitted. The key word here is "possible". Remember, candida species (the organism associated with thrush) are normally Read more »

Yeast Infection?

My brother has had a problem with a white patch on the side of his tongue. He has been to two doctors and they thinks it is a yeast infection or thrush. Both times he has been treated with antibotics but the spot is still there.Could they be...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Fromyour description this sounds more like oral hairy leukoplakia to me than thrush. The antifungals used for thrush will not help OHL, but OHL will respond to medications for herpesviruses, such as acyclovir, Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...gets swollen. In rare cases, fluconazole can cause a serious reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) that shows up as a skin rash. Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding should not take fluconazole. How Does It React With Other Drugs? ... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

..."azoles." Examples are Nizoral (ketoconazole), Diflucan (fluconazole), or Sporanox (itraconazole). Azoles should not be used in pregnant women . In addition, many of the anti-fungal drugs interact with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...treating or preventing oral or vaginal candidiasis, topical therapies like nystatin (Mycostatin, Pedi-Dri) may be preferable for pregnant women. For treating or preventing other fungal infections, like histoplasmosis, the Guidelines suggest... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...common, more serious and/or moredifficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV-negative women: Some vaginal infections (including yeast infections) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea,... Read more »
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yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have heard that recurring yeast infections are a sign of HIV positive status in women. I had a possible exposure 6 months ago, and since then, I had a yeast infection that Read more »

yeast infection or something

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...hello everyone, I was recently treated for an std with tetracycline and acquired a yeast infection. I just tested hiv- about 12 weeks post possible exposure. Trouble is this yeast infection seems to be hanging around even though Read more »

Yeast infections and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have read that recurrent yeast infections are a sign of HIV. I was tested 2 1/2 months after myexposure and it was negative, yet I have had two yeast infections since. Read more »

yeast infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hey i think i have a yeast infection , but it doesnt hurt when i pee ,it hurts to touch my whoole area down there .. i got oral sex last week and i want to know Read more »