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How To Manage 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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Would thrush give HIV test false positives?

I had gone to the doctor because I had thrush. She said I have HIV and ran a HIV test while I was sick with thrush.The results came back positive. The doctor retested two dayslater and they were still positive. But yet I still had thrush. Could this...
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
Extremely unlikely that thrush would cause a false positive test.MH... Read more »

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 »

thrush during acute viral stage

Dear Doctors,I have posted this questions several times without an answer.Assume a person is HIV positive after an exposure two months ago. Only acute viral syndrome symptom was thrush(no fever, rash, or other common symptoms). Is this common...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
People may or may not have any signs or symptoms when they first get HIV. In some series, up to 10% of individuals may have thrush when they first contract HIV. I cannot give you a more precise percent of individuals who only have thrush.There are... Read more »
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Thrush... HIV or the pill???

Posted by Anonymous
About one year ago i had a huge HIV scare..... I tested negative at 7 weeks and never tested again because i was told a 7 week test is quite conclusive and i wasn't really in high risk.... i needed to get past it and move on.
I took a new lease on... 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 »

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I am a social worker/case manager in a Neuro Rehab program in Level II Trauma Center. I am HIV+. I would like to move into the HIV/AIDS in Tampa Bay, preferably Pinellas Cty. Read more »

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 »