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Can Older Kids Get Thrush

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly disease for women, behind only cancer and heart disease. HIV affects both younger and older women. In fact, an increase in HIVdiagnoses has been seen in older women (50 and older). Minority women, especially African-American women, are most affected.HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for...
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THRUSH IN 9 MONTH OLD

MY NINE MONTH OLD JUST GOT THRUSH AND A YEAST INFECTION. THIS FOLLOWED A STOMACH VIRUS, WHERE SHE HAD DIAHERRA FOR SIX DAYS, AND THROWING UP FOR THREE, ALONG WITH A 102 FEVER FOR ONE DAY, AND A FEW LOW THINGS ON CBC, WHICH SHE WAS DEHYRATED AND GOT...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Infants can get thrush, particularly if they are treated with antibiotics. Recurrent, severe, or hard-to-treat thrush could indicate an underlying immune Read more »

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hi, remeber that 13 year old kid who said your a hero thats me and have trid to get this answered since spetember here goes.1.I masturbated cum got in a cut.2.I masturbated after i got dignosed with penile thrush could it have now spread to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your question, no, you would not get a systemic (blood) fungal infection from spunking on a cut, even if you do have penile thrush.One wonders why at age 13 you are so worried about these types of nonexistent problems.Dr. Bob Read more »

OHL in a 6yr old

my 6 yr old daughter is hiv+, good cell counts, no meds and is asymptomatic except now and then I notice very small (1 cm) areas of non-removable white spots on the sides of her tongue which come and go. I know this sounds like OHL, but I thought...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Oral hairy leukoplakia is uncommon, but can occur, in children. The condition that you are describing could also be thrush. I would recommend that you bring your daughter to her HIV care provider the next time that you see these spots in order to... Read more »

Does having thrush mean that my baby is already infected

I sent an email to you earlier on, the title of the email was "Pregnancy with undectable viral load without medication" At the time of my pregnancy my viral load was <50 and cd4 count 700, during pregnancy it fluctuated between <50 and <80. Now my...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...No one symptom or sign reliably distinguishes HIV-infected from HIV-uninfected infants. While we certainly do see thrush in HIV-infected babies, it is also commonly seen in uninfected babies. The diagnosis of HIV infection can only be made through Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...amphotericin B might be used. It is a very potent and toxic drug, given orally or intravenously. The major side effects are kidney problems and anemia. Other reactions include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and headache. These usually get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...disease (see Fact Sheet 652 ), depression (see Fact Sheet 558 ), osteoporosis (see Fact Sheet 557 ), high blood pressure, kidney problems (see Fact Sheet 651 ), arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and various forms of cancer. Older... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

... Table of Contents Older Women: An Overlooked Group Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention Getting Tested for HIV HIV began mostly Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...intravenous use. The dose and the length of time you will take it depend on the type of infection you have. If you have had kidney problems, your doctor might need to reduce your dose of fluconazole. You can take fluconazole with or without food.... Read more »
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please help me. very very urgent

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...up and hasnt returned, although the eye rash was stubborn and lasted about 1 month. about a week after that, i developed oral thrush and some blemishes on my tongue. the blemishes have disappeared but the thrush remains. i am a heavy smoker and... Read more »

It's getting worse:

Posted by coby, 8 Replies
...it's been hard to even talk without having to clear my throut every second, people keep asking me if I'm ok. If I didn't have kids I'd just give up, why does this have to be happening to me? Why can't they find this? I never thought that I would... Read more »

stories

Posted by Anonymous
...for 5 years now and are older and understand how serious my HIV can get. But with god's help we will continue a normal life. kids the whole 9 yards... Now you must be thinking how IM going to have kids right? well its silly but true.... Turkey... Read more »

oral sex, hepes. thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...night I developed a white coating on my tounge. I had the worst panic attack I've even had. I went to the ER, to see if it was thrush, and poured my heart out the the doc. The nurses said it looked like thrush, as he said at first, but upon... Read more »