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.