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thrush...please answer
Jan 13, 2002

there is conflicting info & answers on this site. Thrush was mentioned as a symptom of hiv in the later stages but you have said it could be an ARS symptom or in the first few months? what is the real answer?


Response from Dr. Reznik

Thrush or candidiasis can occur in ARS, but has not been proven to be a component of ARS. In other words, there are some people who present with thrush during ARS, but not enough to prove to be significant. For the vast majority of cases, thrush occurs when the viral load is above 3000 to 10,000 copies and when the CD4 count is 300 or below.

I hope this takes care of the confusion.


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