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Getting Rid Of Thrush

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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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thrush or hairy leukoplakia

I keep getting white stuff in my mouth, and my doc quickly dismisses it as hairy leukoplakia (I had it before, and I have CD4 ofless than 20).When I insist that using Sporanox gets rid of most of it, he says it's both HL and thrush. It's...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If your problem resolves, albeit slowly, with irtaconazole (Sporanox), then most if not all of what you have is thrush. Your doctor can order an antifungal resistance test on an isolate that's grown from a swab of your mouth when the infection... Read more »

Getting rid of crix belly.

I've noticed the fat in my face, arms and legs has pretty much gone and the gut is getting bigger. I am currently taking D4T, 3TC and Sustiva. I exercise regularly, running and playing racquetball and well as some weight training. Can I do...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
It is interesting that you call this "crix belly" though you are not taking crixivan!Well, we remain at an impasse without answers with respect to fat accumulation and fat depletion. You certainly seem to be exercising enough which should... Read more »

Getting rid of my 'pot belly'

Hello I am a big fan of this site and find it very informataive reading up on all the questions answered and I have one I hope you can help me with? I've been +ive for the last 9 years now 29yo and currently taking Kaletra, Zerit, tenofovir and...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Dear J, I guess this may not just be a consequence of HIV therapy but also the chemo and the effects on your exercise habits of doing through this difficult time. Those slendertone belts are not particularly effective from the anecdotes I have heard... Read more »

Getting Rid of Zerit

Hello.I have been on Sustiva, Zerit and Abacavir since Jan 2000. I have been concerned about the possible facial wasting. The virus has been suppressed on this mix of drugs and I am doing well. However, I have been struggling with high levels of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most studies have suggested that fat wasting occurs less often with AZT then with D4T so that switch is often done even before any fat is lost. D4T can also contribute to the increased lipids (perhaps more so then AZT). Nevirapine may be... Read more »
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THRUSH QUESTION...

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
When Oral Thrush is present in true ARS form, does it go away after a few days/weeks? Or is it 100% necessary to get antibiotics to rid of it. Just wondering because of my extremely and unusually white tongue that has been present for some time now.

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Thrush or not?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, hope someone can help. I have always practised safer sex, included in this is oral sex without taking any semen in my mouth etc., and so I have always thought that I was safe from catching HIV. However, about 3 months ago i had a cold (so did my... Read more »

thrush

Posted by Anonymous
i was wondering why im getting thrush with t cells 784 and viral load is undectable?

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thrush returns

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had oral thrush end of February this year and it took a few weeks to get rid of (due to antibiotics). My doctor tested me for HIV and it was negative after 32 days. I left the country shortly after and my doctor said that the thrush had cleared... Read more »