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Category: HIV and AIDS
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I've been having a yeast infection since March of 2015. My

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Hi, I've been having a yeast infection since March of 2015. My HIV results last December 2015 came out negative. I'm still having yeast infection until now.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr. Chip

A few questions first--are you male or female?

What kind of yeast infection and has it been treated?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am a female. It's a vaginal yeast infection
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Im currently taking diflucan once a week.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

So sorry for the delay.

Are you certain it's a yeast and not a bacterial infection?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
my OB did a culture and said it was a yeast infection
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Should I continue taking the diflucan?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

Ok. You have a particularly resistant type of yeast infection and, were I your doctor I would treat you like this--

100mg orally per day of ketoconazole for six months followed by 150 mg once a month of the Diflucan for three months.

That should take care of your problem and you need to ask your doctor about my suggestions.

Please let me know if you need any more information.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will follow your advise Dr. Thank you very much!
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

My pleasure but let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you