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Thrush While Breastfeeding

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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...Why Do People With HIV Take It? Fluconazole is used when fungal infections can't be treated with skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or keep them under control. However, HIV infection can weaken the immune system. Infections that take...
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Woo Hoo - Thank You

Dear DoctorYou replied to my message on November 9 regarding my concerns about a possible exposure. You may recall I was concerned about transmission to my Wife and then on to my breast-fed baby.After speaking to my general practitioner, I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...didn't happen.Foolishly and selfishly, I had unprotected sex with my Wife a couple of weeks later several times. My Wife was breast feeding our 14 month old child at the time.About two weeks ago, the baby completely stopped breast feeding in... Read more »

Consumed with fear for my whole family - what have I done?

Dear DoctorAround 7 weeks ago, I had unprotected oral sex with a strange woman (reciprocated). She was a sex worker. I was very drunk, there is a possibility that there was unprotected vaginal sex for a very short period (like 1 minute). We went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. Nope.2. HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not considered to be conclusive. Consequently, I'd advise waiting until then.3. "Symptoms" are very unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Consequently, I... Read more »

Breast feeding and wine

Is it alright to drink my 4 0z of wine while i breast fed. My newborn has jaundice
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I hope that you're HIV negative.Breastfeeding is a productive way of transmitting HIV to a child; if at all possible, I don't recommend it. I'd talk to your child's physician Read more »

thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT HELPED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATRIPLA BUT NOW HAVE THRUSH SINCE I STARTED TAKING THE MEDS. IS THE MED NOT WORKING OR HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. BESIDES ATRIPLA I AM TAKING,CLOTRIMAXOLE LOZENGES AND...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...It would be very unusual for thrush to develop while on therapy and then not respond to the medications you are taking. The first thing I would suggest is that Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two-Year Morbidity-Mortality and Alternatives to Prolonged Breast-Feeding Among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers in Cote d'Ivoire

Renaud Becquet of the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale Unite in France and colleagues conducted the study from 2001 through 2005 among 557 infants born to HIV-positive women in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. After their infants... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Benefits of Breast-Feeding Might Outweigh Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission in Developing Countries, Studies Say

A series of studies presented Monday at the 14th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Los Angeles suggest that the benefits of breast-feeding in developing countries might outweigh the risk of vertical HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Intervention to Promote Exclusive Breast-Feeding for the First Six Months of Life in a High HIV Prevalence Area

The authors reported on a nonrandomized intervention cohort study designed to increase exclusive breast-feeding rates for six months post-delivery in HIV-positive and HIV-negative women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. To support exclusive... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gates Foundation Gives Glaser Foundation $9.7 Million for Research on Pediatric HIV Vaccines; Research to Focus on Breast-Feeding Infants

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation a five-year, $9.7 million grant to research and develop experimental HIV vaccines aimed at children, Glaser Foundation President and CEO Pamela... Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

crazy ass desease

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...have been tested for almost everything but still no answers autoimmune, lupus, Lyme, when this all started it was fatigue oral thrush ear infection Alice in wonderland feeling but i had a high wbc and the eosinophils where twice what they should... Read more »

Thrush on bum?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been feeling some discomfort this week in my bum area which could be thrush I think. I was wondering whether thrush appearing there might be a sign that I have HIV? Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone have information about Thrush and asthma inhalers Read more »