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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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CMV, Thrush and CD4 of 60

I wrote in around a week ago and received a response telling me what we expected. There are some new developments. The doctors originally thought my sister inlaw had cmv and toxo. They are now calling it just toxo. She is on medicine for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I have not changed my assessment of your sister's prognosis. I would not recommend holding her pain medications or any other comfort measures. If the three teams of physicians are giving you mixed messages, I would suggest you have the... Read more »

Resistant esophageal thrush

Hi Dr. Bob,I have no question but reinforcement of your testing mantra. Any FDA approved HIV test beats symptoms every time. I am a phlebotomist had a needle stick unreported 8 years ago. The nurse taking the patients history said he was fine and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story.Dr. Bob... Read more »

What to Eat w/Thrush?

I have a HIV + friend who has thrush and I want to know what to tell him to buy at the store to eat. What is good to combat getting thrush? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The thrush needs to be treated with an antifungal drug, whether it's a topical one, like a swish & swallow or a special lozenge that dissolves in the mouth, or a pill form. Even after succesful therapy, the thrush can recur if your immune... Read more »

fourth try- thrush

Dr,I have read that oral thrush is generally an indicator of an advanced HIV infection(cd4<350).However, is it possible for someone to get oral thrush during the acute stage of the infection, after only a month or so from the time of infection....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure if this question related to being HIV infected or not. Thrush is not a specific sign of HIV infection. Many other diseases can result in thrush being present in the mouth. It is a sign of immune dysfunction, from whatever cause. Within... Read more »
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thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can somebody tell me if thrush is painful especially after eating?

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thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is thrush considered little white bumps around your taste buds on the back of your tongue?

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Thrush and night sweats question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does thrush really look like? Is it very thick or just a fine coating on tongue? Is it usually raised. Is it pretty obvious when you have it? Also, would some sweating on back of neck and chest be considered night sweats or do they usually... Read more »

Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen and painful in my neck. Upon further... Read more »