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YEAST INFECTION IN MEN AND H.I.V

Question: 

Hi,

I am a gay man, and I am just concerning about something. I was just wondering if H.I.V has any link with Yeast infection in men.
I am gonna tell you a brief description what's going on.
Recently I have experienced some burning sensation on my urethra and also when I urinate. I went to my primary Dr. and did some lab tests and get some urine culture, it came positive for Yeast Infection. The doctor put me on this medication for it. I took the first dose this week and taking the last one on Sunday.
I'd also like to mention I am a "pre diabetic".

I also got tested for H.I.V, it came back negative. It has been two months since I had sex with someone, we just had mutual masturbation, showering together, kissing and some rubbing and came. The guy I had sex with is on Prep.
Just outta curiosity, I have Googled it, and all I can see and the first thing that pops up is a link between H.I.V and Yeast infection in men. At this point I am more worried and anxious than never.
I was just wondering if you are able to clarify my concerns.

What's the window frame that 4th Generation test? And how accurate is this Test?

I am experiencing some symptoms such as burning sensation in my legs, weight loss, stomach issues, mild dhiarreia, lose of appetite and burning tong and lips. I have not had any fever.
Since I was tested positive for Yeast infection, I’ve been really anxious and worried lately. Can these symptoms be all related to the anxiety and stress?
These are the tests I’ve done so far:

-At “57” days - ROUTINE (CENTAUR) 4TH GENERATION HIV ANTIBODY/ANTIGEN TEST “(Negative)”

-At “72” days - RAPID (ALERE) 4TH GENERATION HIV ANTIBODY/ANTIGEN TEST“(Negative)”

Is there any link between H.I.V and Yeast Infection specially in me? Please help!

I have all these stuck on my mind, and I can't get over of it. The more I think, more anxious and worried I get. This past week has been so overwhelming.

Thank you.

Answer: 

Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the window frame and accuracy of the 4th Generation HIV test you received, and the link between HIV and yeast infections.

The 4th Generation HIV testing method, also known as the "DUO" or "Combo" test, has an antibody detecting window period of approximately 4-12 weeks (1), yet, after 6 weeks most HIV specialists would consider this test conclusive. It appears as though you had received negative results 1 (57 days) and 3 (72 days) weeks past this date as you have indicated above. The 4th Generation Combo test is known to have an extremely high sensitivity rate, with approximately 99.9% accuracy in detecting new cases of HIV (2). Although official HIV testing guidelines recommend re-testing at 12 weeks for completely conclusive results, you may rely on the high accuracy of the results of your first two HIV tests.

A positive yeast infection result does not appear to be an accurate indicator for HIV acquisition. One study following 10 (MSM) subjects has indicated that "the mean salivary level of yeast was four logs higher in the HIV-1 infected group compared to the control group" (3), and that the elevated level of yeast in the HIV positive group may be consistent with their decreased immune function.

From this information, we can see where there may be initial concern. Yet, it is nearly impossible to attribute any/all symptoms you are experiencing to HIV acquisition without adequate HIV testing confirmation (of which you received).

Please consider that the particular sexual encounter you have described above (mutual masturbation & kissing) is considered to be No Risk: transmission of HIV is not possible with the given scenario (No exchange of bodily fluids) by our Transmission Equation and does not warrant HIV testing.

If you feel as though you require additional confirmation, please refer to your physician for your final (12 weeks) HIV screening.

All the best,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Cody