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How To Manage Oral Thrush When You Are Hiv Positive

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Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »

Oral Thrush

I think I have oral thrush. For the past 6 weeks I have had about 5 occassions when I wake up, where there is a kind of white film almost like dead skin on the inside of the front of my mouth. It comes off very easily and does not leave any marks....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It would be unlikely to have thrush already. However anything is possible. The obvious answer is to get tested for HIV. The antibody test should be positive by now. Waste no time, get your MD to do an HIV test! DTD... Read more »

Oral thrush = HIV true or false?

Dear Dr BobDoes oral thrush mean I have HIV? - sounds silly doesn't it...but I'm a healthy, fit and active 30 year old male, but after a single episode of drunken vaginal sex with a sex worker on a stag party in Spain (with a condom) I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Does oral thrush mean you have HIV? True or false? That's an easy one false! The vast majority of oral thrush cases have nothing to do with HIV. If your stag party seorita sex-capade was protected by a properly used latex condom that did... Read more »

Oral Thrush Early HIV

Dear Dr. Francico,I had a high risk exposure (unprotected anal, I was the insertive) about 4 months ago. I did ask my partners HIV status and he said he was negative. I got tested at 10 and 13 weeks and was negative for HIV but positive for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Rod,Unprotected sex (particularly anal sex) places you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Syphilis is more readily transmitted than HIV. I would consider your negative HIV-antibody tests at 13 weeks conclusive. Your oral thrush is most likely a... Read more »
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oral thrush question

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
im not sure if this is an early sign of hiv infection but from what ive heard and read it occurs in late hiv infection. is this true? and is it most common on the back on the tongue near the throat???? Read more »

Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was reading in the forums at aidsmeds on living with it and they had a topic related to dental needs and how the dentist was the first person that thought that they had HIV. I have oral thrush and have had it on and off for 2 months. I have also... Read more »

oral thrush+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am terrified my tongue has a white coating going towards the back of my throat and on the sides. I am convinced it's thrush, my ears was pierced 2 months ago won't heal,lost 6 pounds,got bad sinusitis, uncontrolable diaharrea, dry flaky skin. I... Read more »

How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
I have noticed a whitish coat over my entire tongue for the past week. I've been reading up on thrush and its typically described as milkish/curdish white patches. I don't have these typical patches any other patches in the mouth, just an even... Read more »