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Does Having Candidiasis Mean I Have HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

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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Persistent oral candidiasis for more then 4 months but hiv NEG.

Hello Dr.Iam a little confuse here, would you recommend another hiv test if had a persistent oral candidiasis or thrush for more than 4 months ?1) My risk was unprotected (condom broked) sex with a girl of unknown status the 11th of June. Another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests taken before the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive.There are many potential causes of oral candidiasis. I cannot diagnose your specific cause over the Internet. Either the HIV/AIDS specialist physician or the... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis...likely HIV?

Hi Dr. Frascino,I've been extremely worried lately about my HIV status and have found relief in your humorous and straight (??) responses. Thank you! On to my issue:I'm a 30 yr old male. I was diagnosed with erythematous candidiasis last week and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Yes, both antibiotics and corticosteroids can predispose someone to oral candidiasis and this is most likely what happened to you.2.The majority of cases of "erythematous candidiasis" have nothing to do with HIV.3.Does Read more »

Thrush and HIV-negative

regards. In April of this year I had a case of thrush. At that time, I was not taking any medication of any kind. Within 2 weeks of medication I was cleared. Being in a high risk group I suspected that I might have HIV. However, In July of the...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...infection. IN other words, there are other conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes which would make a person more susceptible to candidal infections.Another point is that even though we see some patients present with candidiasis during... Read more »

Thrush, an HIV/AIDS side effect

My son has AIDS, he gets thrush among many other things, but this is really a bad side effect. What can we do?Thank you so much for your help. God Bless you for being there to answer questions.megan
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Dear Megan:Thrush or oropharyngeal candidiasis is a common oral manifestation of HIV infection and for the most part can easily be managed by topical Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... 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 »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Candidiasis in Immune-Compromised Women

...Candida can infect the lining of the mucous membranes in the esophagus, intestines, vagina, throat and lungs. Oral candidiasis (thrush) or recurrent vaginal candidiasis (vaginitis, yeast infection) is an early sign of weakening of the immune... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...deficiency. In contrast, among 64 seropositive children, 30 percent presented with AIDS within 6 months of age or with oral candidiasis followed rapidly by the onset of AIDS. By their first birthday, 17 percent died of HIV-related diseases (... Read more »
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oral candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Good afternoon, my question is the following: One can have oral candidiasis, to last generation's eleven months of an exposition of risk and with four proofs ( ELISA ), last theirs to the 185 days of Read more »

hiv neg 3months thrush 6months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tested hiv neg at 3 months with elisa blood test....but 6 months post exposure i've got thrush...it was ruled from antibiotics, but am curious now. my hiv neg testing was brought into the picture but am curious. i was 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 »

ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over 5 weeks ago. I went to a clinic and they looked at my tongue and said i had thrush, then said it could be from antibiotics and the only other time it comes up is in HIV + people. Now i'm SO... Read more »