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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common 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...
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Please help ease the stress

Dr Bob,I have read may of the archives and am still confused on a couple of topics.1. I am an auto-immune factory. I have psoriasis, vitiligo and a hand rash disease (I think it is called dishydrosis). Will any of these alter the window period...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.I am not aware of any reports that would suggest psoriasis, vitiligo or dyshidrosis alters the duration of the window period for HIV testing. 2.No.3.Thrush is fairly common and the vast majority of cases have absolutely nothing to do with HIV.... Read more »

Thrush and inhalers

About 2 years ago I had casual sex and the condom broke. I became obsessed with possible HIV infection. I tested negative at 4 and 6 months after (ELISA only). Still being obsessed almost a year after the incident, I asked the person I was with to...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The use of steroid inhalers for the management of asthma can very well lead to an occurrence of thrush or candidiasis. This condition may not go away until you are prescribed an effective topical antifungal such as Mycelex troches, or a systemic... Read more »

Thrush from corticosteroids or Hiv?

HiI had protected anal and vaginal intercourse w/my ex.For the first hr or so after i itched really bad,he did not ejaculate in me and i have no reason to believe the the condom broke.I have canker sores in my cheek from chewing ,he had sores on...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Topical corticosteroids used *orally*, for conditions such as asthma or oral aphthous ulcerations may lead to oral candidiasis. Topical steroids used to treat skin problems will not lead to oral candidiasis. One of the main reasons we use topical... Read more »

can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »
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eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

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eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

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Can anyone ease my mind (a little!!!)

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I wrote before...mainly to share my anxiety in hopes of feeling better...now I have a question. I will start by saying that I know no one can tell me I'm negative, but while I am going through my window pain I was hoping someone could perhaps open... Read more »

thrush

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Can somebody tell me if thrush is painful especially after eating?

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