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Blood Test Candidiasis

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Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...the blood may come from a local infection (like the mouth or site of a catheter) as well as from infection of internal organs. Candida may only briefly be present in the blood when an internal organ is infected, therefore a blood test result is not always reliable. Treatment Many drugs are used to treat candidiasis, and they come in two types: topical (active only where it's applied) and systemic (active throughout the body). Choice...
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you right again, god bless you and your knowledge (THRUSH)

well..today i did the test, i know is early but the doctor said the pcr is not conclusive but is a piece a mind until the 3 mounts mark. He said exactly what like you"2( . Most people who think they have thrush actually don't! (Get a second opinion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...answer from the doctor. Now i did apply for a green card and they will call me for the interview and they will ask me to do the blood test(requirement) do you think they will stop me because i have hiv (in case i am the only one from you... Read more »

i have made 150.00 donation please answer me.

i just want to know ,why i have candida(moth thrush) after 2 weeks of a potential exposures after i had insertive oral sex with a UNKNOWN hiv+ ,the act time it was 1-2 minutes no more and i am uncircumcised male.I did not observe any blood on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...could then begin an evaluation to determine the underlying cause. There are many conditions other than HIV that can cause oral candidiasis. However, I should point out that most people who think they have thrush (oral candidiasis) actually don't... Read more »

What would you do?

Dr Conway,If you like me had unexplained and confirmed erythematous candidiasis on the roof of the mouth for over 9 months (mild case as there is only a little pain) despite multiple negative HIV tests out to 6 months following unprotected sex,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I would let it go, definitely, as long as you have not had any further risk behavior for HIV transmission. I would probably put you on a short course of oral antifungals rather than nystatin, though, to see if this will solve the problem more... Read more »

Could you have been wrong?

Doc, I'm begging you to answer this, and i hope this post will be of interest to you. You've helped me before regarding the erythematous candidiasis which has been on my palate for almost a full year - you advised me to see another specialist to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...other cause according to you. . . ." WHOA!!! I never said or implied anything of the kind! Whether you even have "erythematous candidiasis" or some other condition that resembles it, I have no way of determining over the Internet. Even if you did... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...puncture (spinal tap) to gather a specimen of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds the brain and spine Blood tests will usually show a high level of serum cryptococcal antigen Treatment: In most cases, a two-week regimen... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...common OIs are listed here, along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...treatment for MAC, CMV and invasive fungal infections. (Read Project Inform's publications, MAC/MAI , CMV , and Systemic Candidiasis .) Below 50 CD4 Cells Increased risk for serious OIs, including MAC and CMV. Continue preventive... Read more »
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question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...but i don't know her history. She is not speaking to me now as she is insulted as i asked her that very question. I have had blood tests which showed me to be in very good health, no abnormalities, but not an HIV check. Doctors say that they... Read more »

hiv neg 3months thrush 6months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tested hiv neg at 3 months with elisa blood test....but 6 months post exposure i've got thrush...it was ruled from antibiotics, but am curious now. my hiv neg testing was brought Read more »

Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...they had a topic related to dental needs and how the dentist was the first person that thought that they had HIV. I have oral thrush and have had it on and off for 2 months. I have also tested negative at the 20 week mark using a oral oraquick... Read more »

Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »