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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Infection (Definition)

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


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