10 Ways HIV/AIDS Could Trigger Other Health Problems

Candidiasis

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Candidiasis is a fungal infection common in people with AIDS. Candida is the group of fungi that live on the skin and in the mouth and is kept under control by the immune system. For people with compromised immune systems, candida growth causes an imbalance and can progress into three different infection types, including those affecting mouth, esophagus, or vagina. Symptoms of each type include white or red patches in the mouth, chest or throat pain, and discharge with vaginal itching, respectively.

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