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External Thrush Infections

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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thrush

Is it common to see thrush in hiv-infected infants outside of the mouth (ie. in groin, under arms and between toes)as a first sign of hiv?.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...infections, particularly at multiple sites (mouth and groin are most common), can be a presenting sign of HIV infection. However, thrush alone is not diagnostic since HIV uninfected infants or infants with other types of congenital... Read more »

Oral thrush (yeast infection) cured by salt water???

My boyfriend had a cold the past week. He did not use any steroid based nasal sprays, but he did use a cold remedy which contains zinc. About two days ago, he had a white patch right next to his tonsil. He started to gargle with salt water and it...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Thrush is a yeast infection which often affects the mouth, as well as many other portions of one's body (e.g. the vagina). It is pretty 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 »

You said oral thrush is early syptom of VIH infection

Hello.Reading here in the forum I fiund that you have said that oral thrush is an early symptom of HIV infection.How early? 2 months? 3 months?What is early speaking about HIV infection?Excuse me to post this message in the Simplifying treatment,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...First - there is a lot of confusion about how to diagnose thrush - since thrush is a diagnosis that sometimes is given to white patches and coatings in the mouth or tongue and is caused by something Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...likely to develop several opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia... 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 »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection?... Read more »
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Question on possible infection

Posted by ubuntu, 2 Replies
...the probability that I would get a positive after the 3 month window? I've experienced light headedness, being feverish, oral thrush, muscle faigue these past few weeks. Thank you for your replies. Read more »

I AM INFECTED BUT, WHY THE TESTS ARE NEGATIVE?

Posted by JER2, 7 Replies
...it), 2 weeks post exposure i have fevers, diarrhea, generalizaded swollen nodes(confirmed with TAC), pharyngitis, weight loss, thrush, etc, etc, it was a hard situation about one month, but today i even have several swollen nodes in all my body,... Read more »

thrush or what

Posted by daisey6205, 3 Replies
...blister on one side and it is kinda white on top. It hurts. It burns. It is on fire. Anyone know if this might be onset of oral thrush? Please advise. Sorry to sound dumb, but I have never had it. Yes I am already HIV+, diagnosed September 2,... Read more »

Is thrush a sign of ARS infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have had thrush now for about a week. Should I test for hiv or ARS or could it be somethingelse? Not really worried just curious. Read more »