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Can You Die From Thrush

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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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very low CD4 and now thrush

Hello, my husband is from Africa and after 14 months of waiting he recently arrived in the US, where I live. He is on HIV meds and when he arrived to the US his CD4 was 202 and it has since dropped to 142. His viral load was extremely high in Africa...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The fact that his viral load is now undetectable means that he is doing well with his medications and so should see gradual improvement in his immune function. This will lead to less infections happening. Thrush is are marker of HIV and a weakened... Read more »

Protect Oral Sex - Mouth Thrush

Hi Dr, I visited a women , She gave me blowjob while I was wearing a Condom , which was intact and didn't broken(verified) . Now it is 17days I had a Single Mouth Thrush just beside UVULA, no other symptoms noticed .1.Do HIV ARS symptoms appear...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how.A "single mouth thrush"?? What is that? If you are not a physician,... Read more »

Resistant esophageal thrush

Hi Dr. Bob,I have no question but reinforcement of your testing mantra. Any FDA approved HIV test beats symptoms every time. I am a phlebotomist had a needle stick unreported 8 years ago. The nurse taking the patients history said he was fine and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story.Dr. Bob... Read more »

CMV, Thrush and CD4 of 60

I wrote in around a week ago and received a response telling me what we expected. There are some new developments. The doctors originally thought my sister inlaw had cmv and toxo. They are now calling it just toxo. She is on medicine for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I have not changed my assessment of your sister's prognosis. I would not recommend holding her pain medications or any other comfort measures. If the three teams of physicians are giving you mixed messages, I would suggest you have the... Read more »
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oral thrush+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am terrified my tongue has a white coating going towards the back of my throat and on the sides. I am convinced it's thrush, my ears was pierced 2 months ago won't heal,lost 6 pounds,got bad sinusitis, uncontrolable diaharrea, dry flaky skin. I... Read more »

Dying from aniexty need help please

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me I am so scared. About 5 months ago, I had a unprotected experience with a "traveled" woman. There were no signs to follow at all. However recently I was in Las Vegas and had a protected experience with a lady from Brazil, the sex was... Read more »

PLEASE...I AM DYING...

Posted by goingmad, 1 Reply
I have been to all the sites and discussed my fears but I need to know...HAS ANYONE ON HERE OR A LOVED ONE TESTED HIV POS. AFTER 13 WEEKS? ...here is my story I had an exposure 51/2 months ago in healthcare where a droplet of blood went in to my... Read more »

Is this it? Am I dying?

Posted by pr2005, 6 Replies
I was diagnosed three years ago shortly after infection (the reason I know this is because I contracted it from my partner and had tested negative six months previously). The doctors defined me as a rapid progressor as my CD4 was already at 250 on... Read more »