Doctor insights on:
Frequent Yeast Infections Does It Mean Hiv Or Other Immune Disorder
Conceivable: But you do not say if you are a man or woman, where the yeast infections are occurring. If this is vaginal, not necessarily due to immune disorder. If oral, get checked asap for hiv, etc. When yeast vaginitis recurs frequently you may be becoming reinfected by your male partner, who should smear anti-fungal cream on his penis while you are being treated for your vaginitis. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Exposed?: Any time that you are concerned about the possibility that you have been exposed to HIV disease, get tested. Better safe than sorry. Recurrent yeast infections may have varying causes, not the least of which having your sexual partner recolonize your vagina with the yeast on his penis. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Good question: Because the target of its growth and impairment are elements of our immune system. If you can figure out why and exactly how it does this and evades our immunity you may become very famous and wealthy. ...Read more
If you are hiv neg with low t cells, does it indicate you have a serious disease or autoimmune disorder?
Not necessarily: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped if you had provided the actual results. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about numbers alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Does an HSV-1 IgG level of 15.9 indicate a rampant, active infection? And regardless, does it warrant anti-viral treatment? No external sores, but infection may be in CNS as I have orthostatic intolerance.
Past infection: An IgG antibody to HSV-1 means that like most people, you got the infection some time ago. If you had HSV encephalitis, you would not be able to ask the question in HealthTap, For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you generally have a less functional or impaired immune system with autoimmune diseases when fighting actual infections?
No: Genital warts - caused by the hpv virus - are common and contagious, but they are not dangerous. A person's body mounts an immune response to the virus, but is usually unable to kill the virus and the warts they produce. The overall immune system is not affected and immune responses to other bodily threats will not be adversely affected. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more
When you have a bacterial infection, say gonorrhea, does that mean you're infected with a single bacterium or many bacteria?
I just tested positive for genital herpes , will this cause me any further complications such HIV or cervical cancers or any others deseases isitcurab?
Yes and no: Testing positive for hsv (herpes simplex virus) means that you have acquired an infection which is classified as a sexually transmitted disease (std). This is not related to HIV or cervical cancer; however, these others are caused by other sexually transmitted viruses (hiv and hpv). There is no "cure" for herpes. There are medicines which can help reduce the symptoms and the time of a flare up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any other way of a getting trichomoniasis other than sex; example weak immune system from sinus infections, staph infections?
Trichomoniasis: Regardless if a person has a weakened immune system, they would still need to come in contact with the trichomoniasis parasite to become infected. The normal routes of transmission for Trichomoniasis are penis to vagina, vagina to penis or vagina to vagina. It would be very uncommon to get it through a non-sexual route (like an unclean sex toy) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?
Oral thrush: It is unusual for an 17 year old to have recurrent oral thrush. If you use chronic corticosteroid, or steroid asthma inhaler, you might have an increased risk of having it. Some conditions that affect the number or function of your t lymphocytes, a type of the immune cells can make you susceptible to oral thrush or mucocutaneus candidiasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: A fungal (yeast) infection of the vagina if left alone for a long period (years), may be associated with hyperplasia, which along with additional factors, may ultimately lead to dysplasia and then cancer. Hpv is a much more closely associated risk factor for the development of dysplasia and then cancer than yeast infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you don't treat your vaginal yeast infection, can something else happen, such as sinus and respiratory infections?
Yes: Fungal infections can cause chronic lung and sinus problems. ...Read more
Can you get misdiagnosis with herpes for somethin like yeast,bacterial infection, or a bladder infection ?
Sometimes, yes: Atypical cases of herpes can be misdiagnosed as yeast, urinary tract (bladder) infection, and other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. But most genital herpes causes typical symptoms and signs that most doctors would accurately recognize (but of course some docs are more experienced than others). A more common reason for missing herpes is that it often causes no symptoms at all. ...Read more
Can systemic candidiasis infection be considered if the person doesn't have diabetes cancer HIV etc? Person with high sugar diet, heavy antibiotic use
Canker sores: Possible triggers for canker sores include: a minor injury to your mouth from dental work, overzealous brushing, sports mishaps, spicy or acidic foods, or an accidental cheek bite toothpastes and mouth rinses containing sodium lauryl sulfate food sensitivities, particularly to chocolate, coffee, strawberries, eggs, nuts, cheese and highly acidic foods, such as pineapple a diet lacking in vitamins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi,I suffer from urethritis.is this diease linked to hiv? or aids.I also have a internal genital cyst.what bacteria or viruses cause this?.
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Does my frequent yeast vaginal infections mean i have hiv?
- What does it mean when you get frequent yeast infections?
- Does a yeast infection cause frequent urination?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Do yeast infections always mean something weak in the immune system?
- Does a yeast infection mean im pregnant?
- What does recurring yeast infections mean?
- Does having a yeast infection mean your pregnant?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free