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Erythematous candidiasis as primary infection symptom?
May 2, 2000

Hi Dr Reznik,

Is erythematous (sp?) candidiasis likely to present itself during acute HIV infection/seroconversion, as late as 7-9 weeks after possible exposure?

I have had no fever, no swollen lymph nodes, headache or other of the "classical" symptoms.

Thanks ahead for responding!

Response from Dr. Reznik

Erythematous candidiasis can present during seroconversion illness. There has been recent research which has shown a relationship between candidiasis and viral load.

Now would I expect this to be the only sign or symptom? More likely than not, no. Remember there are several reasons why a person could present with candidiasis. If you feel you are at risk for HIV, please follow through with an HIV test.

Take care,


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