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Do Symptoms Like Thrush Always Take 5 Yrs To Appear

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...in most people's bodies. A healthy immune system keeps it under control. Candida usually infects the mouth, throat, or vagina. It can occur months or years before other, more serious opportunistic infections. See Fact Sheet 500 for more information on opportunistic infections. In the mouth, the infection is called thrush . When the infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to...
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Thrush...

Doc. Holodniy,Can you please help understand thrush and its symptoms? I have had a coating mainly on the back of my tongue, I would say the back half or one-third of my tonque. (1) I have read and seen medical pics. of thrush and my understanding is...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Thrush can have many appearances and it is hard to diagnose it without laying eyes on it. What you describe could be thrush, or it could Read more »

thrush

How soon after HIV infection can thrush appear?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Thrush does not usually occur until the CD4 cell count is about 350 or lower. On average, it takes about 5 years after infection to reach this point; that's a rough estimate, but it's not possible Read more »

How long after infection does thrush typically appear?

Dear Dr.,I'm very confused. All the literature I've found on HIV says that, on average, people infected with HIV don't have symptoms for 5 to 10 years. If this is the case, how long does it take for CD4 cells to diminish to the point that symptoms...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...takes about 5-10 years for someone's CD4 cells to drop below 350, which is about the point where many people begin to develop thrush. I guess I don't understand the source of your confusion-- hope this helps. Read more »

THRUSH and antibiotics???

I heard that thrush doesn't usually show early after infection it usually takes years, I was recently infected (4-5) months ago, and am now taking cephalexin and amoxicillin for a infection that probably wasn't caused by HIV, but I was wondering if...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...When thrush, which is an oral Candida infection, occurs spontaneously it is suggestive of impaired immune response. This typically occurs Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...or yellowish coatings or spots on the mouth and throat are also common. Thrush is rare if a person's CD4+ cell count is above 500, but outbreaks are more common as it drops to 100. Infection in the Throat Candidiasis of the throat and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...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 fight them off or... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...Candidiasis of the Vagina (Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis or Yeast Infection) May occur with high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more likely to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any woman who is undiagnosed... Read more »
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THRUSH

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...was given the routine HIV test which was negative. My question is that I have been reading through the sites about vaginal thrush and it says it can take between 5-10 years in HIV infection to come up. I had an HIV test 3 weeks ago and this... Read more »

Thrush and other questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...to cause thrush. We have now both been tested at 6 weeks negative oraquick oral test, I also had a P24 antigen negative at 5 weeks. My questions are as follows. Would ARS present as only thrush in my wife? How low risk are my exposures? How... Read more »

thrush returns

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had oral thrush end of February this year and it took a few weeks to get rid of (due to antibiotics). My doctor tested me for HIV and it was Read more »

293 days(or10 months) still symptoms

Posted by mistake1, 3 Replies
...sex with a female. one time incounter. i have had tests for hiv and all other diseases at 1,4, weeks then hiv tests up to 7.5 months all negative i just dont get what i could have contracted does anyone have this same sort of question? i cant... Read more »