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How Long Does It Take Thrush To Clear Up

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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

Hi I know this is kind of long but there is a lot going on and we are really worried. I wrote in 9 months ago about my sister when she had toxoplasmosis. Six months prior to that she was hospitalized with pneumonia. Prior to the pneumonia she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear that your sister is having such a difficult time. Her condition is no doubt critical. Brain lesions of whatever cause (CMV, toxo, etc.) often cause severe neurological damage. Your sister's profound immunodeficiency... Read more »

THRUSH

Will oral thrush clear up without treatment? Will it spread or worsen if left untreated? How long does it typically last?...
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
With HIV infection, it depends on the degree of immune suppression. It usually does not go away on it's own. The lower the CD4 count, the higher the likelihood it can spread. It can last for days to weeks.... Read more »

Thrush

Dr. Reznik, I had one <and only one> "high Risk" exposure way back in the mid 80's. I'm concerned because from time to time i get white patches along my cheek, they tend to come and go. Could i possibly be looking at thrush...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Since it has been so long since the potential exposure, I would definitely recommend an HIV test to determine your status. This is not because I believe you are HIV infected, but rather as means of knowing your status and addressing the concerns... Read more »

Oral Thrush - Tricky scenario? PLEASE HELP!

Doctor Bob,I have written to you previously, but am desperate for an answer as I want to make sure I am in the clear before proposing.I have (confirmed) oral thrush (not sure for how long). But, bar a few extra colds last year, am doing okay. No...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I wouldn't question the validity of your 4th generation negative HIV tests out to one year post-exposure, but rather I'd question your oral thrush diagnosis. Why not get a second opinion from an infectious disease specialist. Whether or... Read more »
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Thrush?//

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was infected with HIV about 6 months ago.

Tested Oz.

I think I am experiencing Thrush, is it possible for it to occur so soon after infection?

Also are there any home remedies?? Read more »

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 »

Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »

Message: as long as you have been tested and clear

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Message: as long as you have been tested and cleared by the health department you should be fine.

Anytime anyone gives blood, it is tested for certain STDs and HIV. If it is positive for any of these, the donor is notified - either via the health... Read more »