31.3.4  STI caused by a fungus

Vaginal candidiasis is a vaginal infection caused by a fungus termed Candida albicans. The main symptoms of candidiasis in women are a curd-like vaginal discharge, vaginal itching and sometimes a burning sensation.

  • From Study Session 21, which opportunistic infection in PLHIV is caused by the same organism that causes vaginal candidiasis?

  • Oral thrush in HIV-positive people is also caused by Candida albicans.

31.3.3  STI caused by a protozoan

31.4  Syndromic management of STIs