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I Have Oral Candidiasis Does That Mean I Have Hiv

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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oral candidiasis

Dr BOB: i need your advice,the question is the following :i realized a fingering on may 2007,i realized ELISA tests at 3,4,5 and 7 months,all of them negative.I was diagnosed with oral candidiasis 2 months after fingering,it means august 2007 , one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hola Diego,Oral candidiasis would not affect the accuracy of HIV-screening tests. Your negative ELISA tests at three, four, five and seven months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem and HIV is not the cause of your candidiasis. I... Read more »

Persistent oral candidiasis for more then 4 months but hiv NEG.

Hello Dr.Iam a little confuse here, would you recommend another hiv test if had a persistent oral candidiasis or thrush for more than 4 months ?1) My risk was unprotected (condom broked) sex with a girl of unknown status the 11th of June. Another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Regarding HIV testing, you will need to repeat your HIV-antibody test three months from your last potential exposure (Sept. 27). HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive.There are many... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis caused by HIV or antibiotics?

I am a 28 year old female with only one sexual partner. I have not had oral, anal, or vaginal sex since Jan. 14, 1997. (I never used needles.) After this date (1997), I was tested three times (April, JUne and August of 1997) all negative. In 1998, I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
There are several reasons why a person can develop candidiasis other than HIV including but not limited to use of broad spectrum antibiotics, systemic steroids, asthma inhalers and uncontrolled diabetes. In your message you stated that you had... Read more »

oral candidiasis

is oral candidiasis an AIDS-DEFINING opportunistic infection?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
NO. Only if the diagnosis establishes esophageal or pulmonary (lung)candidiasis.... Read more »
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oral candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Good afternoon, my question is the following:

One can have oral candidiasis, to last generation's eleven months of an exposition of risk and with four proofs ( ELISA ), last theirs to the 185 days of the aforementioned exposition, thanks to wholes, I... Read more »

oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it-

*is always painful?
*has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance?
* always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath when scraped off?

OR

Can it simply be "creamy film" on... Read more »

oral candidiasis/ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi!first of all excuse my english.i'm so scared i think i'm going mad.three months before was my last sexual contact.a week after this i had sore throat,runny nose and sneezing.after a week more i haad swollen lymph node on my neck.after three... Read more »

oral candidiasis/ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I hope that someone will read this message!!!excuse my english.
three months before was my last sexual contact-protected.
but before this we were together in the tub...how foolish.
one week later i had sore throat runny nose,sneezing.after two weeks... Read more »