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Are Chapped Lips Related To Thrush

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
Ask the Experts

i have chapped lips

ive been positive for a year and a half, recently my lips were white and chapped up, someone said this might be due to thrush. what causes thrush
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Thrush is a yeast infection seen if they immune system is impaired or if a person is taking antibiotics. Vitamine deficiencies and Read more »

Did I make the biggest mistake of my life? (SHARING A PIPE)

I shared a marijuana pipe with someone that is HIV+. Is there risk here?What if his lip was bleeding and I didn't notice? My lips were pretty chapped at the time.I will donate my next paycheck!! About $250!Any advice would be amazing!My doctor said...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...answer those 20 messages, but every time I tried, I would get up to explaining why symptom #9875 or thereabouts was not HIV related, my fingers would cramp up from typing or a new question from you (with even more symptoms) would arrive and I... Read more »

chapped lip and blood

hello i had kissing but not really deep deep kissing and realised that i had a chapped lip, slight bleed, . I do not know the sttaus of my partnerPlease let me know the risk involvedcant sleep!
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through kissing, so you are not at risk for infection. The fact that your lips were chapped and bleeding does not have much relevance, since you were only exposed to saliva. The saliva of HIV infected... Read more »

Angular Chelitis or Chapped lips?

Hi Dr. Feinberg,I have recently been having problems with minor cracking at the corners of my mouth. I have read this can be caused by a fungal infection and is called Angular Chelitis and occurs much more frequently in HIV+ people. However, in my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...the corners of the mpouth. Most often this is due to candidiasis, a fungal infection, but it can also be due to herpes or to chapping. If it goes away with chapstick, i wouldn't be concerned about it. Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (explained in this sheet) The... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

What Are Clinical Trials? The Basic Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...smoking can make it more difficult to fight off serious infections. People with HIV disease are now living longer. Smoking and related problems can interfere with long term quality of life. What Are the Risks of Smoking? Smoking weakens the... Read more »
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is chapped lips a sign of hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently had a high risk encounter and a few weeks after got really cracked chapped lips.I happened to have other symptoms as well just curious cause I haven't heard much about it being a symptom. Read more »

My Hour of Truth has Come Part III: The Final Chap

Posted by MiamiLat, 5 Replies
...advised that a 6 mos test is not necessary. Still, I feel I need to go through with this test to bring closure to this eye-opening chapter in my life. This experience has truly been a big wake up call on different levels. I am scheduled to test... Read more »

Gay man peeling lips oral sex risk

Posted by James99, 1 Reply
...I'm a gay man and I constantly peel skin off of my outer lips, some times without noticing it just because they're so chapped. If i gave oral sex to another guy without knowing his status Read more »

eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »