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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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 taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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THRUSH?!?

Mark,Thanks for your comments and insight. I have a worry that is driving me up the wall. 81 days ago or about 11 weeks I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker. It lasted only a few minutes, but this concern stems deeper. At 10 weeks post...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Thrush, or a yeast infection, is not specific for HIV infection. It can be the result of a variety of medical illnesses and a side effect Read more »

What are symptoms of lymphoma

Dear Sir, If I had lymphoma, what would be the symptoms. I have been HIV+ for 16 years. I have a hard, sore mass on my left side of stomach, I have large smooth raised bumps under my arms, similar to shoulder pads, my face has become sunken around...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...have a growth, it would definitely pay to see a health care provider. You say you've been HIV+ for 16 years and have vaginal thrush, but yet you rarely see a doctor. It sounds like you are overdue to seek help. Do you have access to an HIV... Read more »

PLEASE ANSWER!!!

David,Thanks for your comments and insight. I have a worry that is driving me up the wall. 81 days ago or about 11 weeks I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker. It lasted only a few minutes, but this concern stems deeper. At 10 weeks post...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...A positive fungal culture on a white tongue is by no means diagnostic of thrush. Whereas it is possible for pseudomembranous candidiasis to present on the tongue, very seldom do we see this is as the only location where thrush presents. For... Read more »

erythematous candidias and treatment

Would erythematous candidiasis go way on its own if it was left untreared? I have had small red patches on ny hard pallette before. They have hurt when eating or drinking hot drinks but they have gone after a few days.Thank you for your help.
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...It depends on the situation on why you have thrush. Thrush may occur when one is on antibiotics or medications that alter the immune system such as steroids. Even topical steroids Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...with a doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal Infections (Yeast Infections, Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis) Candidiasis is a very common vaginal infection caused by yeast (fungus). Symptoms include... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...treated with skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) Read more »
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Candida, Thrush????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have noticed lately that a certain part on the left side of my tongue, a small area, has felt sore lately. I noticed three or 4 small red spots on that side, and whenever I press them Read more »

Erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...by itself.. then it comes back maybe in a week in a diff location and goes away again.. does this sound like Erythematous candidiasis? from what i have read it is unlikly it is because it usually doesnt just resolve by itself within a day or... Read more »

Erythematous Candidiasis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...like VERY SLOWLY the white keratin stuff is coming back on various parts of the mark. I'm petrified that it is erythematous candidiasis...HELP! If it was, would it go away on its own? Read more »

MY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT ERYTHEMATOUS CANDIDIASIS???? I HAVE SPLOTCHES ON MY TONGUE THAT COME AND GO. I HAVE SEEN TWO DOCTORS WHO SENT ME HOME WITH NOTHING. I HAVE A HARD TIME Read more »