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How Long Does It Take For Thrush To Start Affecting Organs

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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, thrush!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT HELPED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATRIPLA BUT NOW HAVE THRUSH SINCE I STARTED TAKING THE MEDS. IS THE MED NOT WORKING OR HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. BESIDES ATRIPLA I AM TAKING,CLOTRIMAXOLE LOZENGES AND...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
It would be very unusual for thrush to develop while on therapy and then not respond to the medications you are taking. The first thing I would suggest is that you see an expert provider to make sure it truely is thrush, versus something else such... Read more »

Thrush from corticosteroids or Hiv?

HiI had protected anal and vaginal intercourse w/my ex.For the first hr or so after i itched really bad,he did not ejaculate in me and i have no reason to believe the the condom broke.I have canker sores in my cheek from chewing ,he had sores on...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Topical corticosteroids used *orally*, for conditions such as asthma or oral aphthous ulcerations may lead to oral candidiasis. Topical steroids used to treat skin problems will not lead to oral candidiasis. One of the main reasons we use topical... Read more »

My endocrinologist may have found out why some get thrush and other symptoms at high CD4 levels and low VL's

I am one of those people who has full blown thrush with a high CD4 count (>800), plus nonstop geographic tongue and angular cheilitis.I never got an answer from any physician or from my HIV doctor...everyone ID specialist just said all or part of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I have also seen very rare patients that have thrush and angular chelitis (erosions and cracking of the skin at the corners of the mouth) despite good CD4 counts. I can't say that I have ever checked cortisol levels in this situation. This is... Read more »

oral thrush

My Tcells are at 490...2 months ago 560 and 4 months ago 330.I am noticing a stick white film in my mouth on some days. I have actually noticed this for years(not sure how long I have been positive). Some days its really bad and I can actually wipe...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
A lot of people normally have a white or yellow coating on the tounge. However, after the diagnosis of HIV, many individuals, understandably, find themselves looking in the mirror and sticking their tounge out at themselves wondering if this... Read more »
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oral sex, hepes. thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am terrified. I know my risk is low, but I have been extremely anxious over this anyway. I have been having panic attacks frequently.
Just over 4 weeks ago, I gave oral sex to a guy that I've known since i was a teenager. He did not ejaculate, but... Read more »

help me start a charity organization

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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Im an hiv positive African woman living in America.Long before l tested positive ,l wanted to start a charity for people with Hiv/Aids and now l feel the need more and more each day as l read about the many hardships that they have to got through... Read more »

How long were you poz before you started treatment

Posted by pogi12, 10 Replies
Hello,

First of all I would like to say thank you to anyone taking the time to read this and any responses would be much, much appreciated.

I was recently diagnosed HIV positive within the last year. I don't know what my T-cell counts are or my viral... Read more »

Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
Hi there,
I tested negative at about 5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW.
Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems to get rid of my... Read more »