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Who Is At Risk For Vaginal Candidiasis

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Systemic Candidiasis

...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 causes candidiasis. This fungus is normally found in small amounts in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin. In a healthy person,...
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HIV+ hetro couple need help

My fiance and I both found out we were HIV+ together about 3 weeks ago, we are both new to the virus according to our doc, we have tried to trace back and we believe the only incident was 18 months ago for the male to have caught the virus and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...commando Rambo on each other's backside, are you risking your health? Yes, all unprotected penetrative sex presents some degree of risk for not only HIV dual infection, but also for other STDs. As for top versus bottom, the receptive (bottom)... Read more »

agonising with pain and incertitude

I am sorry to bother you with my question; please forgive me for taking the courage to write to you. I have been exposed to high risk unprotected sexual intercourse with a newly infected male. I am sure I am infected, since I had a sore throat for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects and antiretroviral therapy. 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 work, a brief course of fluconazole by mouth is Read more »

CD4 Cells Count x Oportunistic Infections

Dear Dr. Gallant, First of all, congratulations for wonderful job at TheBody.I would like to know if a HIV+ person with a CD4 = 473, a good weight and a general health status good, canbe victim of any opportunistic infection or any HIV ill related ?...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...fewcomplications. These include bacterial pneumonia, herpes outbreaks or herpeszoster (shingles), oral candidiasis (thrush) or vaginal candidiasis,tuberculosis, cervical dysplasia (caused by HPV infection), and a variety ofskin problems. In... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Vitamin D Deficiency

...studies presented at CROI. Vitamin D deficiency promotes bone loss -- a concern for people with HIV, who are already at higher risk than the general population -- and has been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other conditions. In an... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Vaginal Yeast Infections

...Vaginal candidiasis is a yeast infection usually caused by Candida albicans . Candida occurs normally in the mouth, digestive tract and vagina Read more »
Project Inform

Vaginal Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Treating Vaginal Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Practical Prevention Tips Food as Prevention! Anti-Fungal Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Candidiasis in Immune-Compromised Women

...history of candidiasis at the same site. PCP prophylaxis was associated with a higher incidence of oral and a lower incidence of vaginal candida. Baseline CD4 cell count was not an independent predictor of mucosal candidiasis in this study. The... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...slight white coating at the back of her tongue but obviously not bothering her as much as me, also worried she may have developed vaginal thrush as I have noticed a white discharge in her underwear and can smell a strong yeast like odour under... Read more »

Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
...Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White Read more »

yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have heard that recurring yeast infections are a sign of HIV positive status in women. I had a possible exposure 6 months ago, and since then, I had a yeast infection that would not go away for 2 months. then I had a break for 4 months, now I have... Read more »