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How do other illnesses affect chronic yeast infections?

If a person has HIV or another condition that compromises their immune system, they will be more likely to be afflicted with a chronic yeast infection. When taking antibiotics for another illness, much of the bacteria that fights yeast will be killed and the Candida will use that opportunity to grow and flourish. Uncontrolled diabetes can allow the fungus to take over as well.

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