Does Hiv Cause White Spots In The Back Of The Throat

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is found 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 ....
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Strep Throat Infection That Won't Go Away

Hello Doctor,I've recently had a strep throat infection which was confirmed by a throat culture. I've been on three different antibiotics inside of about a month and a half from the initial onset of symptoms. First round was a Z-Pak which took away...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Chronic/recurrent strep throat is actually a fairly common problem, even for folks that are HIV negative. Having AIDS and a CD4 count of 170 increases your risk for many types of infection and may delay your recovery because Read more »

It seems everything happens before the weekends......

Hello, doc, how are you? Is everything all right in there?I have a sore throat that' benn lasting 40 days... I had zinat, ibuprofen, but it goes away and come back, in a vicious circle...My wife is like that too. She took azythromycin (5 days), but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...allowing the fungi to take over, at least temporarily. It's not serious. If you continue to have problems with recurrent sore throats, you should see an ENT (ear, nose and throat) physician. You might have a sinus infection, allergy problem or... Read more »

I just donated please give me your candid thoughts. (in college and need it bad)

Hey Doc I just donated today aloth not much (in college) anything helps im sure. History:male, 24 years old, Heterosexualmy expouser was 3 years ago and was an encounter of unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a female of unknown status...... it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...College Student,1. Neuropathy can cause pain in the toes and feet; however, whatever you are experiencing is not related to HIV because you do not have HIV disease.2. No. You are definitively HIV negative.3. Yes, you would test HIV-antibody... Read more »

Delayed seroconversion?

Dr. Bob-I know HIV can't be diagnosed by symptoms alone. Prior to getting tested though, I wanted to get your opinion on some symptoms i'm experiencing that have me a little freaked out. Let me start the story with some history. The last time I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Matt,You are correct: Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. As for your HIV risk, if you've tested HIV negative in August 2005 and indeterminate in July 2007, and have been in Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? from HIV InSite . 3. Your 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...(irregular beats) Increased heart rate Weakness Dizziness Nausea/vomiting Sweating Pain in the arms, left shoulder, neck, throat, jaw, or back As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women... Read more »
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More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...negative based on my risk level) Even in my upbeat mood I am still having symptoms? I still have dry cough, white fuzzy tounge, back of tounge has strong visible white spots, throat feels itchy inside, 2 lymph glands under throat seem enlarged-... Read more »

Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies oral hygiene but can't understand if this would be a cause. The other side of the tongue is clear and does not have any white spots or spot. The white area/spot which is approximately 1/4 inch and can not be easily removed unless its... Read more »

I'm too young for all this. Stupid mistake.

Posted by natinnit, 2 Replies
...ever do something so stupid. It is literally the biggest regret of my life. about 6 days later, I developed a sore throat - white spots on tonsils, swollen glands, red inflamed tonsils. I went to my GP who I told about my risk but she said it was... Read more »

throat discomfort & white spots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, Has anyone ever had throat discomfort as if someting was stuck in the throat and white spotsbehind uvula which can be scraped off but they do not completely disappear. The throat does not really hurt but its a general Read more »