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How Long After Exposure To Hiv Does Thrush Appear

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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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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...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
That is correct-- on average, it takes 5-10 years for symptoms to appear. It also 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... Read more »

Can HIV symptoms appear in three days from exposure

Hi!I am a 22 year old and on Saturday(3 days ago)I had protected sex with a female college student of unknown HIV status. I changed condom twice and the first time I am not sure if I placed it properly. By Sunday I was feeling tired, while on Monday...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,No. You would not be experiencing ARS this quickly. Plus, if you used a condom you protected yourself against HIV. I would not be concerned. In health,Richard... Read more »
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Some side effects appear right away like Atripla (Sustiva's) dreams and fatigue at the start, or like diarrhea in others. Other side effects build up slowly, like lipodystrophy or neuropathy (both in currenyly in decreasing incidence with newer... Read more »

Thrush...

Doc. Holodniy,Can you please help understand thrush and its symptoms? I have had a coating mainly on the back of my tongue, I would say the back half or one-third of my tonque. (1) I have read and seen medical pics. of thrush and my understanding is...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Thrush can have many appearances and it is hard to diagnose it without laying eyes on it. What you describe could be thrush, or it could be something else. The best thing for you to do is visit a doctor and get a thorough evaluation. Asking a... Read more »
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ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »

Oral Thrush and HIV?

Posted by phillyeagles, 2 Replies
I am wondering how prevalent oral thrush is as an acute HIV symptom. I have read differing opinions online where some say oral thrush is a common symptom, and others say that it takes awhile for the immune system to break down to the point where... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was recently diagnosed with Thrush. My last possible exposure was 6 months ago. Can thrush show this early

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Oral Thrush Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was tested for HIV 2yrs After last possible exposure, I tested because I had burning tongue and my Doctor told me I had Candidisis (Thrush) I took the test and it came back Negative. I was tested for other things as well and I came back with NO... Read more »