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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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Just Tested Poz but have Thrush Already - Help

I was recently infected about 75 days ago and tested positive this week. Within 2 weeks I develop thrush and long bout of diarrahea and the trush treatment from my doc is is not working (Ny or Cloz). I no longer have acute symptoms (flu symptoms)...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...patients may rarely experience infections that would otherwise occur much later in the course of untreated HIV infection. The thrush you are experiencing may be a manifestation of this usually transient decline in CD4 count. Oral thrush is not... Read more »

two years false negative

I had a possible oral exposure three years ago and then some wisdome teeth pulled right after that (the dentist was low cost so I am questioning there tactics) about two months after that I got real sick (could not get out of bed fatigue) the runs...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am sorry to hear about your dilemma. I think it seems pretty clear from the work up you have had and the low risk potential exposure you may have had that your symptoms are not from HIV infection. You have been extensively evaluated. Your... Read more »

thrush and HIV progression

Sorry for my English. I know that thrush is a typical illness of AIDS. Without meds, How long does the aids to appear after thrush?. Is true that thrush is a sing to fast progress to aids?.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Thrush usually appears once T helper cell counts are less than 350, and this usually preceded the onset of AIDS by a few years. Thrush Read more »

Best treatment for thrush

I just moved to a new city and had to change doctors. My old doctor had me on Diflucan because I'd had oral thrush severaltimes. My new doc wants to take me off and make me suck on those lozenges all the time. I don't see why I have to change--the...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
... Mycelex troche (the lozenges) or nystatin or amphotericin oral solution may be more inconvenient and may not work quite as fast, but they do work. By using them for mild conditions like thrush you save the big guns for more serious infections. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan) lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...out they have HIV until they become ill or get tested during pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on... 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 »
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 »
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I give up!!!!

Posted by Roper2008, 4 Replies
...for 4 days now!! I have been able to go to work surprisingly because my stomach gives me warning that I need to find a toilet fast. I cant take anymore to be honest, I am very very scared. Mainly for my girlfriend as she didn't deserve this... Read more »

HIV obsessed

Posted by U_mushroomhaters, 3 Replies
...dearly. You know what? People who have this disease are probably happier then I am. Do not let this happen to you. Get mental help fast if you start to fall into this trap. Do I have HIV? Well conman sense says no way not with all this testing,... Read more »

Dieying of worries

Posted by Norge, 1 Reply
...Thats all which is freking me out. Just after 15 minutes of the sex session I got headache and it remained for 4 days. I have thrush (white things on tongue) and I have always had thrush problems. Feeling some muscle pain and back pain (which I... Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
...I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative... Read more »