Candida albicans species can cause severe morbidity and mortality in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) patients when they become systemically involved, known as candidemia. Mangrove (Aegiceras corniculatum) is a plant that is commonly distributed and has been shown to have several advantages to be used as phytotherapy. Objective to investigate the anti-fungal ability of Mangrove Ethanol Extract (MEE) (A.corniculatum) to Candida albicans isolated from Oral Candidiasis HIV/AIDS patient in vitro. The fresh mangrove leaf (A. corniculatum) was extracted by means of maceration methods. There were 5 groups, each with 4 samples: (1) control negative group (2) control doxycycline group, (3) MEE (A. corniculatum) concentration 25%, (3) 50% concentration group, (4) 75% concentration group, and (5) 100% concentration group. C. albicans isolated from stadium HIV/AIDS patients who were assessed clinically but did not seek fungal infection therapy. Saboraoud dextrose agar (SDA) containing the tested C. albicans suspension was poured into a petri dish around the paper disk. Observation of the inhibition zone around the well and then measuring the diameter of the inhibition zone horizontally and vertically using a digital scale ruler. It was discovered that 100%, 75%, 50%, and 25% MEE (A corniculatum) had no antifungal efficacy against C. albicans isolated from HIV/AIDS with no significant difference in inhibitory zone (p>0.05). MEE (A. corniculatum) did not have an inhibitory zone against C. albicans isolated from HIV/AIDS patients in vitro.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1236-1241
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Communicable disease
  • Dentistry
  • Hiv/aids
  • Infectious disease
  • Medicine


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