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What Does Diflucan Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...Fluconazole fights opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer manufactures it. Baxter manufactures the generic version approved in 2000. 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...
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very low cd4 count

Hi Doctor my partner's cd4 count last April was 28. Recently, he tested positive for cryptoccocal infection in the blood. He is now being treated with Diflucan for two weeks. His doctor wants him to take Bactrim thrice weekly and Zithromax 1gram...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV and are sick at the same time. Several things have to be dealt with together.The most important is getting on effective treatment for HIV...efavirenz based treatment can be very effective if there is no previous resistance in teh virus he... Read more »

Is one Dose of Diflucan enough for THRUSH.?

Dr. ReznikI was going through the question that you had answered on Thrush and diflucan.http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Oral/Current/Q106492.qnaMy doctor told me I have thrush and I was given only one dose (1 capsule) of diflucan, do u think that...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...truly had a case of candidiasis, I would look for causes other than HIV.I do not believe one dose of Diflucan is adequate to treat candidiasis. According to numerous references, candidiasis should be treated to two weeks. The recommended dosing... Read more »

What to expect with full blown AIDS 4 CD4 cells, and TB

I have a friend who up to one month ago was relatively a very healthy 32 year old man. He has now been diagnosed with HIV after being treated for a severe stomach/throat infection. His CD4 count was 4 and he was immediately started on Combivir &...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. Could be related to either the meds or the underlying GI process.2. I would not restrict the diet and add a multivitamin.3. Could be the meds, especially the stocrin.4. That is a very individual thing and difficult to predict. I think he should... Read more »

yeast infecton chronic

Every month for the past couple of years I have been treated for yeast infections . I am treated with diflucan and for than it clears up and than the systems return // any advice for what kind of dr to see to find out what is causing this
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...that we can find that predisposes someone to having these recurrent infections. Some women require intermittent therapy with diflucan (fluconazole) or a similar antifungal. If it occurs at the same time of your cycle, you may be able to "prevent"... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopia, Pfizer in Partnership to Provide Free Drugs to AIDS Patients

...Ministry announced that US drug maker Pfizer has signed a partnership agreement with Ethiopia to provide Diflucan -- used to treat cryptococcus meningitis and esophageal candidiasis infections -- free to AIDS patients. Pfizer will provide more... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...serious and are called opportunistic infections (OIs). HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Fluconazole can be used to both prevent and treat certain types of fungal infections, especially those that occur as OIs in immunocompromised individuals with HIV. ... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...prevent and treat conditions like candidiasis are complicated and controversial. While there isn't a magic recipe that prevents or treats yeast infections in everyone, following some basic guidelines may lower your risk of yeast becoming a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Includes Papua New Guinea on AIDS Drug Program

...Diflucan. Associate professor David Ellis of the University of Adelaide's School of Molecular and Bio-Medical Science said Diflucan treats an infection of the brain lining that afflicts about 10 percent of AIDS patients and an esophageal... Read more »
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resistant candida

Posted by princealbert
...but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than diflucan and nystatin, which I'm on? Read more »

resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
...but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than diflucan and nystatin, which I'm on? Read more »

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 »

Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am 25, have been with 6 people in my life, all unprotected at some point. 3 of the six have for sure been tested negative, the other 3 I am not for sure about. Recently I had mild flulike symptoms, then after that some gastrointestinal problems... Read more »