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Thrush: HAART?
Apr 5, 2004

I have bad thrush and a fungal infection on the corner of my mouth, in spite of a normal CD4 count.

Does that mean I am at greater risk of progressing to AIDS? Should I start HAART even though I have >800 CD4's?

Thanks.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

In the absence of antibiotic or steroid use, or underlying diabetes, this may indicate some immune suppression despite normal CD4 counts. I would not recommend treatment unless I saw a significant trend in CD4 decline or repeated episodes of thrush or other symptoms.



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