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Frequent yeast infections. Does it mean HIV or other immune disorder?

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Can having frequent vaginal yeast infections mean you have hiv?

Can having frequent vaginal yeast infections mean you have hiv?

HIV: Possibly, but this would also mean that you were either having symptomatic acute HIV syndrome or that you got HIV infection years ago and are now showing immune deficiency. If you think you have been exposed to HIV the best thing to do is to go and get tested. ...Read more

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Does a male yeast infection mean hiv?

Does a male yeast infection mean hiv?

No: Males can have fungal / yeast infections without being severely immunocompromised. However, if you have risk factors or are concerned, an HIV test should be recommended to answer that question. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection does that mean I have hiv? The body

I have a yeast infection does that mean I have hiv? The body

HIV: No, just because you have a vaginal yeast infection it by no means indicates HIV disease. On the other hand, if you think that you may have been exposed to hiv, please go and get tested. Always better safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a persistent vaginal yeast infection mean you have hiv? I have tested six times at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 months. One exposure. Partner neg at 6 months

Can a persistent vaginal yeast infection mean you have hiv? I have tested six times at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 months. One exposure. Partner neg at 6 months

See below: The answer is no and the possibility you have HIV is also no way you have one exposure and at 6 months are negative then you do not have hiv. ...Read more

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Do yeast infections always mean something weak in the immune system?

Not all the time: Antibiotics can cause vaginal yeast infections. But if you are having oral or skin infection that usually does mean an impaired immune system. You should be checked for diabetes, low white blood cell count and HIV which are more common causes. ...Read more

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Girlfriend on co-amoxiclav think she developed a yeast infection we had intercourse now I am showing symptoms does this mean I have a weak immune syst?

Girlfriend on co-amoxiclav think she developed a yeast infection we had intercourse now I am showing symptoms does this mean I have a weak immune syst?

Not necessarily: You don't say what your symptoms are, but it is entirely possible for your sexual partner to transmit fungal colonization to your penis and if you have an abrasion or other issue for you to become symptomatic. This has nothing to do with your overall immune function. Sounds like your anxiety disorder may be functioning. Good luck and best ...Read more

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Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!

Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!

Educate yourself: Any guy can catch a yeast infection down there from a girl or just being himself. It's got nothing to do with your immune system. It's common. You're almost a grown man. One of the finest gifts you can give yourself and the women in your life is to be a responsible, educated lover. Start using condoms and read a couple of good books. And welcome to the new joys and responsibilities of being a man. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection possibly cause sepsis in a person with Lyme disease (immune system)?

Not related: Yeast infection does not usually lead to sepsis until you are severely immune-compromised. Whether you have lyme disease or not has no bearing on this issue. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection give you a higher risk of having HIV?

See below: Yeast infection is not a risk for HIV.
Any genital inflammation increases the risk of HIV if one is exposed to HIV.
However, yeast infection per se is not a risk factor for HIV. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between having a yeast infection, and being positive for hiv?

Immune system: Having HIV decreases your overall immune system making it harder to fight of infections. This puts you at higher risk of things like yeast infections. It should respond to typical yeast treatments. With hiv, i'd recommend a vaginal culture to be sure it is just a yeast infection. This helps with treatment plans also. ...Read more

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Had 2 yeast infections within 5 months. I am hiv neg took 10 hiv tests up to 9 months last exposure. What could it be the cause, it is really stressy?

Not unusual...: HIV usually does not predispose to increased yeast infections, despite what you have read about it. Having 2 yeast infections in 5 months isn't unusual at all. Having 10 HIV tests in 9 months is excessive. All tests more than 3 months after your last exposure were unnecessary. Don't have any more tests. See your doctor if your yeast infections increase to more than 4 times a year. ...Read more

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With chronic yeast infections, that never goes away despite treatment, what is the next best thing, neg for HIV and diabetes?

With chronic yeast infections, that never goes away despite treatment, what is the next best thing, neg for HIV and diabetes?

Treat intestines!: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics ; hormones including ortho tricyclin ; other birth control pills. This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics ; antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://huff. To/15mbzao ; http://bit. Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more

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No hx of DM or HIV. Recurrent yeast infections. 4 in the last 5 months. Treated each time with improvement. How to treat plus maintenance?

Thorough evaluation: Recurrent yeast infections does not have to mean diabetes. Remember the successful treatment means the antifungal medication and clean underwear everyday, sometimes completely new underwear. You need to then get the flora back to normal. You are not alone and this does happen to many patients. Don't get discouraged. Watch what you are eating and sometimes take antibiotic with antifungal. ...Read more

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Severe reactionto amox after 5days forblocked ear. Also believe I have a yeast infection. Tested neg for HIV 7mosafter risk event. Could it be? Orallergy?

Severe reactionto amox after 5days forblocked ear. Also believe I have a yeast infection. Tested neg for HIV 7mosafter risk event. Could it be? Orallergy?

More details: From what I reviewed in your questions, I was unable to answer completely. What do you have as a reaction to amoxicillin? A yeast infection after amoxicillin is not uncommon and is related to the antibiotic use wiping out vaginal bacterial flora and allowing for yeast to populate. Re; HIV risk - a check of HIV 4-6 months after event would rule that out. ...Read more

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Negative test on HIV blood test, tested after 2months of having unprotected sex, now worried of a yeast infection. Should I retest?

Yes: You should get a test for HIV nucleic acid. If the test is negative at 3 months or so following exposure, it will essentially rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

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I have had a yeast infection for a couple months. Is yeast infections the first symptoms for HIV/AIDS infected? I am not experiencing n other symptom.

Possibly: Recurrent, resistant yeast infections can be a sign of a compromised immune system. If there is any risk of HIV then I would be tested. It is more common that the recurrent yeast infections come due to early, undiagnosed diabetes so I would also get checked for that. ...Read more

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Keep getting these recurrent yeast infection and painless ulcers under tongue possible hiv exposure 2 years ago took hiv test 3 weeks after exposure -?

HIV exposure: If the first HIV test was negative at 3 weeks, a 2nd test should be done 6 months after the last at risk exposure to be truly negative. Recurrent yeast infections indicate a repetitive change in the vaginal pH levels which can be due to harsh soaps, douches, frequent intercourse, etc. Have a MD reexamine the area and consider a longer term Rx if present. (1 to 2 weeks). ...Read more

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Reoccurrent yeast infections and bv, sometimes at same time, been having since 16, before having sex, hiv/diabetes test negative, what's wrong with me?

Reoccurrent yeast infections and bv, sometimes at same time, been having since 16, before having sex, hiv/diabetes test negative, what's wrong with me?

Tough cases: Recurrent vaginitis can be a challenging problem. The first step is to find a doctor interested in dealing with these. Then careful testing each time should be done so that you always know what is being treated. There are several methods of treating recurrent cases beyond the usual meds. Boric acid suppositories and gentian violet work well. Otc rephresh can help. Nuvaring can help prevent. ...Read more

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I have reoccuring yeast infections, im not diabetic, im not HIV positive, I drink water, I only wear cotton underwear. What's wrong?

I have reoccuring yeast infections, im not diabetic, im not HIV positive, I drink water, I only wear cotton underwear. What's wrong?

Check your partner: Make sure you're completely cured and your husband or partner (s) should be treated (particularly if uncircumcised) as well or you may just "ping-pong" the infection back and forth forever. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear done like a month ago it was normal no yeast infection no hpv but I have this small bump on my vagina and no hiv?

Need more info: How big the lump? What is the location of the lump? Is is painful? Is it growing? If you have no other symptoms you may watch and wait. If the lump doubles in size, ulcerates, becomes painful, bleeds or other lumps appear, see your doctor. Otherwise you may wait till you see your doctor for your regular appointment.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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

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Prone to vag yeast infections. No diabetes. Tested HIV w oraquick at nonprof aids org, negative. Should I get tested for HIV again at actual doctor?

Prone to vag yeast infections. No diabetes. Tested HIV w oraquick at nonprof aids org, negative. Should I get tested for HIV again at actual doctor?

Not yet: It may not be a yeast infection. See your gyn provider to check for other types of vaginitis. Bacterial vaginosis is another common vaginal issue and it won't respond to treatments for yeast. ...Read more

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Woman with frequent yeast infections. When to worry about immune problem like aids?

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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Infection (Definition)

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more