5th time posting...please answer. Positive tests for candida and CMV (recent infetion) - Am I HIV pos?
Dec 17, 2012
I have a negative 12 week hiv test...but I have both thrush and CMV after a very high risk exposure....my question is whether additional testing is warranted if it is a high risk exposure and you have a number of HIV/AIDS related symptoms...please answer..
Response from Dr. Wohl
Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth. Smokers and people who on antibiotics can sometimes get thrush. In HIV, It is a sign of ADVANCED not recent infection.
I do not know what you mean when you say you have CMV. CMV is a virus most of us acquire but rarely causes disease unless our immune systems are failing. CMV disease in HIV only occurs with very low CD4 cell counts and in AIDS is mostly retinitis - an infection of the back of the eye.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Swollen Lymph Nodes After Unprotected Sex Without Ejaculation Worried I Have HIV
- Can You Catch Hepatitis From Dry Blood?
- How Long After Sex Do Symptoms Of A Std Occur?
- Can PCR Test Result Show False Positive?
- Can Swollen Lymphnodes Cause Tight Feeling?
- Can You Get Aids From A Paper Cut?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.