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Offline Maestro

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Question about prophylactic treatments
« on: January 09, 2007, 08:05:26 AM »
My Uncle with his CD4 around 130 (11%) has been on bactrim and an antifungal for quite some time.  He tells me that without the antifungal, he gets thrush almost immediately.  So here is my question:

I know that it is not uncommon for some women who are on antibiotics to get yeast infections.  The antibiotic ends up killing symbiotic good bacteria and the yeast are able to thrive without the competition.  Now is my Uncle's predisposition to thrush a result of the HIV or the antibiotics he is on?  Or a little of both?

Any insight?


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Re: Question about prophylactic treatments
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 09:40:43 AM »
Hi M,

Chances are it's a little of both. Speaking for myself, I cannot even LOOK at a bottle of antibiotics without getting thrush and I've always been the same, even before hiv. I'm sure if I were on an antibiotic continuously, I'd also have to stay on an anti-fungal.

Dietary changes can also help. This means eating plenty of bio-active, non-sweetened, non-fruit yogurt and avoiding sugars, alcohol, processed foods... you can find plenty of dietary suggestions on the internet and in bookshops, usually under the heading of diets for candida control and usually aimed at women.

He would benefit from seeing a dietitian or nutritionist.

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Re: Question about prophylactic treatments
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007, 11:15:28 AM »

Thanks for the advice....but you know from my posts that eating well and exercise are the last things he is ever going to do.  When I say he drinks 15 diet cokes a day, I am speaking the truth!



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