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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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Post antibiotical anal candidiasis with low CD4

Hello. In the last year, I suffered 2 episodes of anal candidiasis (lasting 2 weeks each), with intense itching in my anus, after taking antibiotics. Two months ago I tested positive for VIH and started on Atripla immediately. My CD4 were then 200....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Flare-ups of skin/mucousal yeast infections can happen during or after course of antibiotics. Other conditions can cause anal itching so a clinical evaluation is recommended. Often a topical or oral antifungal pill might be considered in situations... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis

Hi Doctor, I have a question about erythematous candidiasis, Is it possible to have this for a space of a day or two or does this condition stay and need to be treated- I have had symptoms quite similar to the photos on HIV dent but by the time i...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Oral candidiasis of any form would be highly unlikely to resolve without treatment after a day or so. So what you think is candidiasis may not be that after all.... Read more »

ERYTHEMATOUS CANDIDIASIS

Tks for aswers my question..but if you have the symtoms how is that is not easy diagnostiqued.I think if some have the symtoms is enougth to make the diagnosis is not that way?Tks in adavance...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A diagnosis of erythematous candidiasis may be missed because doctors are expecting to see white plaques with candidiasis. Without white plaques and with symptoms of sore throat, an incorrect diagnosis such as strep throat or viral syndrome may be... Read more »

candidiasis and pimples

Dear DoctorI had kissed breasts of HIV individual, following I have candidiasis and pimples. I am Elisa Negative after nine months. But candidiasis is not curable with oral wash by candid paint or by medications. Please advise on whether it is...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Are you certain that you have candidiasis? Even HIV+s will respond to anti-Candida gargle or to medication in pill form. There is no way to tell from your information whether you have HIV or not, and some people have problems with recurrent... Read more »
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esophageal candidiasis

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

oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it-

*is always painful?
*has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance?
* always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath when scraped off?

OR

Can it simply be "creamy film" on... Read more »

itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... 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 weeks... Read more »