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How Do I Know If My Son Has Thrush

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...can also spread and cause infection in the brain, heart, joints and eyes. Can It Be Prevented? There is no way to prevent exposure to candida. Medications are not normally used to prevent candidiasis. There are several reasons for this: It is not very dangerous. There are effective drugs to treat it. The yeast could develop resistance to the medications. Strengthening your immune system by taking combination aniretroviral therapy (ART)...
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Really Worried About My Son

Dear Dr.FrascinoI just wanted to say thank you for wonderful job. I hope you will get a chance to reply me since I trust you for your experience on testing techniques. I'm very concerned that my son he has had several health problems since he's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your son's negative HIV-1 and HIV-2 tests out to six months combined with an undetectable quantitative HIV PCR RNA at three months and Read more »

Alqaeda 4 (ANOTHER "I KNOW I HAVE IT", 2010)

Okay dr. Bobmaley, how are you doing, hope good. You see you people are very lucky(americans) in terms of arv accessibity. I know i am positive and i have taken my time to educate my self about hiv. Why because of two reason. One i am positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Here we go again! Another person convinced they are HIV positive, even though they have not been tested. The archives are loaded with posts similar to yours. Read more »

HIV Progression

My wife tested +ve on 9/01/09 while I tested -ve on 15/01/09. Due to serious vaginal thrush for a couple of years, we have used condoms almost all the time. Last time we had unprotected sex was 2.5yrs ago. While trying to handle the diagnosis I also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...very long period of time, even 16 years!Is it possible, despite her chronic and longstanding HIV disease, that you and your two sons are negative? Yes, once again it is possible. Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission (thankfully!). It... Read more »

How do I help?

My son has been diagnosed with advanced HIV disease. cd4 count of 19. He has been put on meds, but since he does not want anyone to know he is HIV+ he is not good at taking the meds properly or when around others. What will happen if he keeps...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...You are in a very difficult situtation. Your son is indeed at great risk for suffering from progression of his HIV disease and even of dying. It is difficult to offer concrete Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...your weight, or if any part of your body gets swollen. In rare cases, fluconazole can cause a serious reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) that shows up as a skin rash. Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding should not take fluconazole. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...CD4 cell count less than 300 May affect appetite More likely to occur in diabetics and when steroid medications (prednisone or certain asthma inhalants) are being taken Treatment: Local treatment with clotrimazole troches (lozenges) or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...genital ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, and genital warts more often and more severely than uninfected women. Women get thrush (a yeast infection, see Fact Sheet 501 ) in their throats and herpes (see Fact Sheet 508 ) about 30% more often... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...candidiasis. This fungus is normally found in small amounts in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin. In a healthy person, other bacteria and the immune system keep it from becoming a problem. However, a weak immune system makes it easier... Read more »
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100% Sure I am infected

Posted by iknowigotit, 5 Replies
...test(as of my last hiv test oralsure swab @ 11wk was negative). So on 02/05 I went to an HIV specialist and explained my reason for knowing i am hiv. I have all the symptoms known as ARS. I started with night sweats, lymphadenopathy, rash,... Read more »

I need some help understanding!

Posted by proxywife, 3 Replies that I feel is horrible for this illness, he told me that has lost over 50 lbs already, has a skin rash and mouth thrush, he also said that he is having an unrelated heart condition. When he called me it was from a bar, he was drunk... Read more »

Introducing myself

Posted by AsiaHope, 4 Replies everyone.I recently discovered this site and i am very encouraged by everything i have read.I am 41 yrs old with a teenage son.I was diagnosed in 2004 but contracted the virus in 1999.Haven't started meds yet but i think i am very close.What... Read more »

oral sex, hepes. thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...related. I am scard that the white coating won't go away, and it wil llater me diagnosed with thrush. I keep crying. I have a son who needs me. I thought I was being safe my participating in oral, especially without cum. Now I feel like I've put... Read more »