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Chronic Thrush Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...changes in medications. Smoking and Opportunistic Infections People with HIV disease who smoke are more likely to develop several opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see Fact Sheet 515 ) For women, smoking can increase the risk and severity of infection...
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my mouth is burning , i need help?

I take virimune, epivir, and viread. my mouth has been burning really bad for 9 months, no one has an answer help me please?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Candida can present with mild inflammation and rawness of the mucus membranes rather than an obvious case with white patches of thrush. A chronic bacterial or viral infection can also present with the symptom of burning. Medications can do this... Read more »


Does thrush usually occur in newly infected people (within 5 months of infection)?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...No, thrush usually occurs in chronically infected patients that have low T cells. It is relatively uncommon in newly-infected people, who Read more »

children and AIDS

how does aids affect children?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...include severe life threatening infections, lymphadenopathy [swollen glands], failure to thrive [poor growth], chronic oral thrush[ yeast infection in the mouth]; some children may remain asymptomatic for many years but these are a minority; all... Read more »

chronic sinusitus and aids

Hello Dr. Molaghan- I would like to take this opportunity to say that your doing a great job and helping alot of people. Now my question: I have been diagnosed by a doctor with chronic sinusitus, oral thrush swollen glands in the neck and i'm going...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloThanks for the positive feedback. Although chronic sinusitis and thrush are infections that trouble people with HIV and AIDS, these maladies are not unique to this population. Immune suppression in Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Oral Health is Vital for People With HIV

...thrush. One teaspoon is "swished" in the mouth for as long as possible, and either spit out or swallowed. In situations of chronic thrush infections or where these treatments have failed, fluconazole (Diflucan) or ketoconazole (Nizoral) can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...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 fairly high CD4... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
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question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi Guys I have chronic oral thrush as well as thrush down below. Had it for 5 weeks. Doctor says i must have got it from the girl i have been seeing for the last Read more »

raltegravir questions please help me out here

Posted by themushroom, 2 Replies
...Xenotropic murine leukemia virus related virus (XMRV) and is responsible for my HIV like illness and symptoms (chronic oral thrush shingles ect) It is a retro virus that incorporates itself into my dna. The Dr's have found that raltegravir... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...why does the cdc not list all the symptoms that can be associated with hiv infection? Instead the write out a few that could be including one that i havnt ever heard from wemd, dr.hhh forum, mydna or here and Read more »

At the risk of sounding like a paranoid idiot...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a little concerned because I *think* I have thrush. I've had unprotected sex with an ex boyfriend of mine. He was tested in March (negative)....and the last time I was tested Read more »