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Infection of the vagina caused by the yeast-like fungusCandida (especially Candida albicans). Symptoms include, pain, itching, redness, and white patches in the vaginal wall. It can occur in all women, but it is especially common in women with HIVinfection. The usual treatment is a cream applied locally to the vagina. Women with HIVinfection may experience frequent re-occurrence of symptoms and may require systemic medications in order to treat these symptoms successfully.