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Mild thrush on PEP
Nov 1, 2013

Dear Doc I had a possible exposure on Oct 30 of this year. After meeting a doctor, I was put on PEP after about 28 hours from exposure. I was wondering if it is possible to get a mild thrush ( while raised carpeting on the tongue with more on the bach and small two small red sports - they do not cause pain but do cause very mild general discomfort)so early while on PEP. Please advise. I take Aluvia and Truvada meds. jonbonjovi

Response from Dr. Henry

Oral candida infection (thrush) from the drugs used in post exposure prophylaxis. The mouth lesions you describe do not sound like thrush or a sign of early HIV infection from the scenario you describe. If you are having oral lesions that bother you I recommend you being seen by a clinician. KH



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