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Vaginitis Clears Up How Long After Treatment

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Systemic Candidiasis

...type of infection is also called disseminated candidiasis. Diagnosis Oral, vaginal and skin infections are usually diagnosed by appearance and symptoms. Lab tests are usually performed if the infection does not clear up after treatment. If a person with thrush has problems swallowing (food "gets stuck") and/or has bad chest pain, he or she may also have esophageal infection. If symptoms do not improve with treatment, or if someone has...
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Should I start treatment? Pros/cons of two suggested treatments

Dear Dr.I have been living with HIV for almost a year. I am sure I got infected last summer, and I have been monitoring my CD4/viral load level since January. I am currently living in the US, but I am not a resident and I may eventually need to go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...potential benefit of decreasing HIV replication (viral load) and improving immune functor (CD4 counts); the risk of short- and long-term drug side effects and toxicities; and the HIVer's readiness to begin lifelong antiretroviral therapy. The... Read more »

Your position on treatment as prevention is not correct (SWISS REPORT, 2010)

Several times you claim that effective treatment decreases the risk but does not eliminate it. Well I guess it's more an assumption than a certainty. I don't know any study which strictly confirms what you're saying. Instead there's a study ongoing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is not passed. Each partner, along with their doctors, can be encouraged to discuss these issues. These data, when discussed alongside a person's needs for true sexual intimacy, can lead to fuller and more honest discussions between sexual... Read more »

Started treatment 270 cd4 and 1000 viral load

Dr, im on a 3rd month now but sometimes i get worried whether i started too early or not. I have read many responses but i just need confirmation that i did the right thing i could have delayed the process and tried to push up my cd4 on my own. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...confused becuase most of the information i can find tells me that the earlier you start meds the better your chances at living longer. its all new to me and i researched my ass off so much so that my doctor didnt have enough time to answer all my... Read more »

treatment for persistent candida vaginitis?

Hi doctor,is there anything else besides clotrimazole that I can use vaginally for persistent thrush. I have heard that yoghurt can be used but I'm concerned that it might have something in it that could cause another infection. I always have to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Optimizing medications for HIV can go a long way to clearing up persistent vaginal candidiasis (thrush). When topical medications such as clotrimazole and nystatin don't Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

...providers don't use it: Most fungal infections are easy to treat. Fluconazole is a very expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the... Read more »
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...or dysplasia -- should be treated as soon as they show up. Otherwise, the problem could spread and be more likely to return after treatment. For more information, see the Web site www.thehpvtest.com/ . Read more »
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How Risky Is It?

...There's no way to tell by looking at them. When the uninfected person has a weakened immune system . This could be because of a long-term illness or an active infection like a herpes outbreak, syphilis, or the flu. When either person has open... Read more »
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Women and HIV

...pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV... Read more »
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6 weeks test

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...InfoNet Why Should I Be Tested? - The Benefits of Knowing Immune system monitoring and early treatment can greatly improve your long term health. Knowing you are positive may help you change behaviors that would put yourself and others at risk. ... Read more »

Vaginal sex experience with PRE-Herpesinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If I had vaginal protected condom sex with a paid sex worker and have had herpes for 20 years prior to this encounter am I at risk for hiv and should I test or just forget the entire experience and not test? Thank you fro you time Read more »

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...antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the blood for 1 to 3 months following infection. It may take the antibodies as long as 6 months to be produced in quantities large enough to show up in standard blood tests. Hence, to... Read more »