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Does Thrush Occurs When Immune System Is Down

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that can cause
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Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nutrient depletion may also begin to occur earlier in the course of HIV disease, even among individuals with relatively intact immune systems. Several factors can contribute to nutritional problems in people with HIV/AIDS. Malabsorption: HIV or... Read more »

can stree lower immune system

hello doc,my question is, can stress be so bad that it causes Thrush by lowering immune system.?Thanks for your answer.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,So much stress that you would get thrush? Wow, who are you? Dick Cheney's cardiologist? The answer is no. Even "Dubya's" speech and grammar coach wouldn't get thrush Read more »

Please Help Frantic Atypical Early HIV Symptoms Weak Immune System

Hello Dr. Frascino,I think the work you and the other doctors here at "thebody" do is a godsend. A donation is forthcoming and I hope that it can help in someway. I was sorry to hear that your brother is facing a battle of his own and hope he is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Since you are getting tested today and hopefully will have your test result very soon, I won't spend too much time here trying to calm you down, other than to say I do not believe the symptoms you and your girlfriend are experiencing have... Read more »

thrush

how do you contract Thrush?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...develops when the other germs that keep the Candida in check are killed off by broad-spectrum antibiotic use, or when a person's immune system is damaged. Candida is a common infection of babies, who are born with immature immune systems. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses. When our immune system is working, it controls these germs. But when the immune system is weakened by HIV disease or by some... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...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 keep them under control. However, HIV infection can weaken the immune system.... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists Freeze Virus Fragment in Shape Recognized by Immune System

... One approach to an HIV vaccine is to teach the immune system to recognize certain protein structures on the viral surface and produce antibodies that bind to those structures and neutralize Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...on the internet. I am scared as hell, and am wondering if indeed HIV is not the cause then what is? Can stress reduce you immune system to the point that one can develo thrush? Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...professional to take serously, and test me for, oral thrush? My doctor just laughed it off saying that it only happens when the immune system is really down. However, I have white stuff on my tongue which can't be removed and several other... Read more »

Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and it has since went away. Well anyway, I was wondering if HIV could possibly cause a fungal infection due to lowering the immune system? The only other syptom I think I might have is that my tongue is a little white tinted. Could this be like... Read more »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »