Nov 4, 2001
I was wondering if oyu could have Thrush and not be HIV positive?
Response from Dr. Aberg
Yes. Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth and may occur in some individuals taking antibiotics, use of steroids, other immune compromised conditions such as cancers and chemotherapy, malnutrition and other diseases. It also may be seen in infants and the elderly. However, unexplained thrush is a good reason to get tested for HIV as thrush is commonly seen in people with HIV infection.
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