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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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18 y/o, fungal infec.&esophogitis, candidiasis. Worried, my cause?

Dr. Feinberg, Last week I had an EGD. My doctor discovered a fungal infection in my esophagus, and also wrote esophogitis candidiasis on my report. I am only 18, a female, and have also been treated with four different anit-biotics over the past...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Prolonged use of broad-spectrum antibiotics like those used for sinusitis can cause candida infection in the mouth (thrush), but candida in the esophagus would be highly unusual in this setting. This is one of the most common infections that HIV+... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis caused by HIV or antibiotics?

I am a 28 year old female with only one sexual partner. I have not had oral, anal, or vaginal sex since Jan. 14, 1997. (I never used needles.) After this date (1997), I was tested three times (April, JUne and August of 1997) all negative. In 1998, I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
There are several reasons why a person can develop candidiasis other than HIV including but not limited to use of broad spectrum antibiotics, systemic steroids, asthma inhalers and uncontrolled diabetes. In your message you stated that you had... Read more »

Erythematous candidiasis as primary infection symptom?

Hi Dr Reznik,Is erythematous (sp?) candidiasis likely to present itself during acute HIV infection/seroconversion, as late as 7-9 weeks after possible exposure?I have had no fever, no swollen lymph nodes, headache or other of the...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Erythematous candidiasis can present during seroconversion illness. There has been recent research which has shown a relationship between candidiasis and viral load.Now would I expect this to be the only sign or symptom? More likely than not, no.... 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... Read more »
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candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My girlfriend is suffering with vaginal candidiasis.I read in many pages that it could be the first sign for HIV.She had a test for HIV and it was negative.Please give me some information, im worried for her and myself.Could the test be wrong and... Read more »

Candidiasis, aver si me sacas de la duda dani.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dani, tengo entendido ke la candidiasis es una infeccion muy comun que no tieen ke estar relacionada forzosamente con el vih, ahora bien, es normal desarrollar candidiais un paciente 4 meses despues de la relacion de riesgo ( contando con que... Read more »

esophageal candidiasis

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

erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After as exposure in January i had lots of problems with teeths, a month after i get red spots in my mouth in the roof, its always there and hurts a lot and are always burning. Could it be something transmited by mouth??? i made a negative Elisa.... Read more »