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Old 04-10-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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If you have a yeast infection while you are being tested for HIV, will it make it look like you have HIV even if you don't or will the doctors be able to tell regardless?

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Re: Candida infection or something else?

Hi as far as I know the HIV test is just that and the doctors will be able to know.

 
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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Re: Candida infection or something else?

HIV is a blood test (or they can take a swab from the inside of your mouth, but I think this is rare).
There's no reason they should even know whether you have a yeast infection.

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Old 04-10-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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Re: Candida infection or something else?

Thank you. However, doesn't having a yeast infection mean that my white blood cell count is low? I read that they identify HIV by seeing that there are antibodies on your blood cells and they look for a low count of T-cells. HIV also makes your WBC low.
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Re: Candida infection or something else?

Any infection can make your white blood count high (although probably not a yeast infection, which is really just an overgrowth of what's normally in your vagina to begin with- in reality, the term yeast infection is a misnomer: it's more of an "imbalance" than an "infection").

But no infection other than HIV infection can cause you to test positive for HIV.

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Re: Candida infection or something else?

THANK YOU so much I have good faith that I will not test positive for the disease because the sex I had was protected. Really I am just checking to make sure. I really appreciate your response. Have a nice day.

 
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Re: Candida infection or something else?

I don't think a yeast infection would make your WBC count go up, that usually happens with a real infection where you might have a temp.

As far as HIV that would usually be a seperate blood test.

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Re: Candida infection or something else?

Hi you are welcome! I hope next time protection such as a female condom is used. There is more protection that way against more than just HIV, there are other things such as herpes, clamydia, yeast, syphilis and gonorrhea to name a few.

 
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