Oct 13, 2004
Hi, I have a sister that just recently found out that she has HIV. She was treated for Thrush in her throat, and now it's back. is she dying? What is thrush? Please help?
Response from Dr. Luzuriaga
Thrush is a fungal infection that manifests as a white coating of the tongue. It can be treated with anti-fungal medications but can recur or be severe in individuals with immune deficiencies. Thrush is thus fairly common in HIV positive individuals throughout the course of infection.
If your sister has just been diagnosed with HIV, she is probably undergoing testing to determine her viral load and CD4+ T cell count. Those results plus any clinical symptoms will be considered by your sister's caregiver to determine recommendations regarding treatment. I would urge your sister to use the many resourcces available through this web site to learn as much as possible about HIV infection and its treatment so that she is prepared to fully discuss her options with her care provider.
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