Question by  Bill6565 (20)

What are the links between being HIV positive and having a yeast infection?

My uncle has HIV, he also has constant yeast infections, can you provide me with how they are related.


Answer by  sapphire51 (1048)

There are no links between the two. They are two entirely different ailments. I have never heard of men having yeast infections, but to think that there is a link between HIV and a yeast infection, has no merit.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Yeast infections are the result of a common fungus, which most healthy bodies repel. Individuals who are HIV positive have compromised immune systems, thus opening the door for opportunistic infections like thrush and other related fungal infections.


Answer by  Marybeth (841)

He likely has constant yeast infections because his immune system is compromised, encourage him to take his medicine. A daily helping of Live yogurt may help with his yeast infections.


Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

HIV weakens your immunity slightly so it's likely that you will get sick a lot. In your uncles case, it would be that he gets yeast infections a lot. The best thing that someone can do with HIV is just avoid anything that would get them sick or give them yeast infections.

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