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What Does Systemic Candidiasis Look Like

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Systemic Candidiasis

...it is life-threatening. The most common places for infection are in the mouth and vagina. Recurrent and difficult to treat vaginal yeast infections are a sign of HIV disease progression in women. This publication focuses on systemic candidiasis -- when it spreads throughout the body and may impact many systems. Project Inform materials are also available on Vaginal Candidiasis or Oral Candidiasis . Cause The fungus called Candida ...
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systemic candida

Thank you for answering my question. I have been HIV+ for 3 years. My viral load has been undetectable since I started my meds in May 2003, (combivir/viramune) and my T-cell count was 247 in May 2006. I had a flu that manifested itself in the form...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of antibiotics can promote growth of yeast in some situations and yeast/fungi can cause sinus infections in some patients. Diflucan is generally effective against Candida infections if not over-used. Colonization with normal bacteria (such as... Read more »

Systemic candidiasis

Hi: Thank you for your time. I was wondering if you have any info on a homeopathic product called Aqua Floa, for the treatment of candidiasis. This fungus seems to have infested my trachea, from my vocal chords to , and including the tops of my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know anything about this homeopathic product. There are a number of effective non-homeopathic medications for candidiasis. It is not normal for a basically healthy person to have candidiasis of the trachea, so I hope that you are seeking... Read more »

Systemic Candida

Is systemic candidiasis a common problem when a person have aids? i have heard its wery difficult to diagnose,do that mean that its possible to live several years with this illness whithout treatment?and how is the most common way to diagnose this...
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
Candida infections are very common in AIDS patients. Systemic or disseminated infections throughout the body are less common and do occur with candida and other yeast or fungus infections. In almost all cases these can be diagnosed with blood... Read more »

Worried sick, Please help!

Hello Dr.Thank you so much for your reply. You're an angel for the work you do for people here!If you don't mind me just asking a follow up question;1) Is oral thrush a symptom of ARS? There's too much conflicting info on the net, some sites say...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Yes, it can be. Oral candidiasis is seen in approximately 12% of HIV acute retroviral syndrome cases. However, it's much more common in late-stage disease when the immune system becomes deficient. Oral candidiasis (thrush) would look and be... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...preventive treatment for MAC, CMV and invasive fungal infections. (Read Project Inform's publications, MAC/MAI , CMV , and Systemic Candidiasis .) Below 50 CD4 Cells Increased risk for serious OIs, including MAC and CMV. Continue... Read more »
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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to... Read more »
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