- Q How are yeast infections (vulvovaginal candidiasis) treated?
Yeast infections can be cured with antifungal medicines that come as: Creams Tablets Ointments or suppositories that are inserted into the vagina These products can be bought over the counter at the drug store or grocery store. Your doctor can also... Full Answer
- Q Can taking antibiotics increase my risk of yeast infections?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineYes, taking antibiotics can increase your risk of getting a yeast infection. And yes, you can do something to lower this risk.Vaginal yeast infections are caused by the fungus Candida albicans. These infections occur in up to 75% of women during their... Full Answer
- Q Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent?
Genetic testing suggests that HIV originated in Central Africa around the middle of the last century. It was first recognized as a clinical entity in the United States related to clusters of unusual illnesses occurring in Los Angeles and New York between... Full Answer
- Q Does an epidemic have to be infectious in nature?
An epidemic is generally understood to be an outbreak of an infectious disease represented by a significant increase in the number of cases and/or in the rate of spread of the disease among the endemic population. However, some non-infectious... Full Answer