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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Diflucan

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...include: Over-the-counter creams like Monistat or Gyne-Lotrimin or prescription anti-fungal creams (HIV-positive women often need longer courses of treatment) Prescription oral antifungal drugs such as Nizoral (ketoconazole), Diflucan (fluconazole), or Sporanox (itraconazole) for difficult-to-treat infections. Many antifungal drugs interact with HIV drugs. Some of them are also not recommended for pregnant women. Make sure your doctor...
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Vaccination Pros and Cons

Dear Dr Keith,I am writing all the way from Peru to ask for you medical opinion on something. I am a 29 y.o. white male btw. I was diagnosed on march/april of this year. I had a cd4 of about 220 and VL 30,000. Unfortunately, the labs here do not...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...We generally provide the vaccines you mention over several visits. Response to vaccination is likely better once CD4 count >> 200 so from what Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of continuing without medication. Can a person within their first year of HIV encounter significant medical issues, if so, what might they be? Currently my CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The current threshold for recommending starting antiretroviral therapy in the US for asymptomatic patients is a CD4 count 100,000) then consideration is more often given to start ART at higher CD4 counts. Your HIV specialist is the best person to... Read more »

Pros ans cons of participating in clinical trial

Hello fom SpainI have the possibility of integrating a clinical trial that will compare truvada + viramune with truvada + reyataz for effectiveness, safety, and lipid alterations. I would like to know your opinion about this. I am treatment naive at...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...There are indeed pros and cons to entering a clinical trial. On the pro side is the gift you give to increasing understanding about the virus and Read more »

is it time for meds?

I tested HIV-positive last month.My initial set of numbers are; cd4 434, vl 88,000 & 24.1.I have had persistent oral and esophageal thrush/candida for approximately 8 months. It clears up with Diflucan, but returns within days after the medication...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...to the treatment regimen and had good social supports, I would offer you therapy.It would be very important to weigh all the pros and cons of starting treatment and to tailor the medications to your particular needs and aversions.Hope this is... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Fluconazole? Fluconazole is an antifungal drug. In the US, its brand name is Diflucan®. It is sold under many different names in other parts of the world. Antifungals fight infections caused by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Common brands are GyneLotrimin and Mycelex-G (clotrimazole) and Monistat 3 (miconazole). A single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan) is increasingly used for treating vaginal candidiasis. Systemic Therapy Systemic treatments are used for... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...bacteria). The medications used to fight Candida are anti-fungal drugs called "azoles." Examples are Nizoral (ketoconazole), Diflucan (fluconazole), or Sporanox (itraconazole). Azoles should not be used in pregnant women . In addition, many... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

BESOS CON LLAGAS AMSTURBACION CON UN POSITIVO

Posted by mexmex, 2 Replies
DISCULPE MI MOLESTIA,RESULTA QUE EN LA SEGUNDA SEMANA OCTUBRE DEL 2008 UN TRANSEXUAL QUE PRESUNTAMENTE ES VIH POSITIVO (POSTERIORMENTE ME DI CUENTA) EN ESA OCASION ME DEJE LLEVAR Y ME BESO MUY INTENSAMENTE Y ME MASTURBO A LA VEZ,LO QUE ME PREOCUPA... Read more »

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...a mis padres... mi mama sospecha que algo anda mal, supongo que es basicamente por mis cambios de humor y asiduas visitas a profesionales medicos. Mi padre reacciona hasta casi indiferente... pero me preocupa mi madre. No quiero causarles... Read more »

Un consejo: vayan con cuidado con su salud psicol

Posted by miedoso, 1 Reply
...ventana (los tres meses): QUE OLVIDEN EL TEMA Y LA MANERA DE HACERLO ES NO DNDOLE IMPORTANCIA. A mi, no hacerlo, me gener un problema de ansiedad, que se ha generalizado a muchos otros aspectos de la vida. El miedo a que se conociese mis... Read more »