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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

Table of Contents Introduction Cause Diagnosis Treatment Chart for Treating Candidiasis Side Effects and Drug Interactions Anti-Fungal Drugs and Pregnancy Kids and Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Conclusion Introduction Oral candidiasis, which is also called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat. Candidiasis of the throat is called esophageal...
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Older Child

Thank you all your help and understanding for all of us looking for some answers.My child was recently diagnosed. He is 10 and has been told he is heathly enough to not go on medicine at this time. Do you have any suggestions that we can do to make...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Whether to tell a child about their HIV status is highly depedent on the individual child, family members, social situation, and the community in which they live. I suggest you seek advice from a pediatrician or physiscian who knows your family well... Read more »

neuropathy and resuming medsin older woman

I am 64 years old. I knew when I was infectin in '98 and started meds shortly thereafter. I developed neuropathy early on and through stopping meds for firt 8 weeks, going back on, changing (leaving out Zerit) and then three years ago...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I tend to agree with your concern that your neuropathy may be related to the long-term damage of hiv on your system. It is not entirely clear what causes the neuropathy in HIV. (Chronic inflammation in your system, possible insulin resistance,... Read more »

window period of older man

Hi Dr.I am a 65 earold Asian. In a trip come back to my country, on Mid Sep and Oct 08/2008 I had protected sex with unknown hiv ladies. Tmake sure, I ome to my Dr for check and got Elisa tests at 20 weeks for the 1st and 16 weeks for the 2nd. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV window period does not change with age. It's the same for horny college kids and sexy granddaddies. You had "protected sex." Consequently your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent if the latex condoms were used... Read more »

thrush= disease progression?

Hello Dr. Feinberg,I've been trying to get answer to this for months, but no luck. A bit frustrating in light of the some of the questions answered.Can you please help?Supposing a friend has oral thrush one month after a risky exposure. I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There is no perfect, all-encompassing answer to what acute retroviral syndrome may consist of. Typically, it is a mono-like illness that can be complicated by the types of problems that are seen in more advanced disease (like thrush or even PCP) if... Read more »
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can you see thrush when rinsing/spitting?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is thrush visible in the water when one is pitting/rinsing? When ever I brush my teeth and rince I always note some white/yellowish stuff when I rince in the facet. I also have a white coating with red spots on the back of my tongue. Read more »

Thrush! I'm Scared.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In april 2005 I took some anti-biotics a friend gave me as a means to kill the cold that he gave me and my other roomate. In any case I was still going to school and work. I then met 3 guys in about a 2 week time period. We messed around but I... Read more »

scared to death for kids

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Myself and my 10 and 8 year old were just diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. What realistically are our chances and why did it take so long. Read more »

HIV in Older Adults

Posted by crabman, 4 Replies
I know that many of us are now 'older'. This was an attachment in one of my emails today. It covers some of the additional things that those of us that are older with HIV need to keep in mind concerning our health. While this is geared toward... Read more »