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How To Prevent Oral Thrush When You Have Hiv

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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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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 »

9 weeks after protected vaginal sex w/HIV+ developed thrush

I will try to keep this short and to the point but please know all help is apreciated.I met this girl in a bar and just found out HIV+ after 7 weeks.Post risk factor of vaginal sex w/condom (no oral not even kissing) by approximatly 8 weeks tested...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Have you been diagnosed with thrush? If not, you should leave the diagnosis of symptoms up to a doctor.It is highly unlikely that you would have been infected with HIV when having sex with a condom with an HIV infected woman. Condoms are very... Read more »

Antibiotics and a thrush that hasn't gone away!!!

Dear Dr. Resnik, First of all I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to help us out with your comments. I was on antibiotics when i got an oral thrush about a week ago. My doctor said that i should stop the antibiotics, eat...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
My first thought is that you were never treated for candidiasis (thrush) which would explain why this infection did not go away. If, in fact, you do have candidiasis, I would suggest that you go on a proper antifungal medication. For mild to... Read more »

thrush

ive been positive for a year and half and i recently developed thrush, what medical treatement will relieve me of this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Receiving HIV treatment which results in an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts (immune system improvement) is the optimal way to ultimately prevent thrush (oral yeast infection) from occuring. There are topical medications (Nystatin liquie/clotrimazole... Read more »
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ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After taking antibiotics for a while (different kinds were described when my uti did not go away) my tongue started to burn and it's white in the back. this has been going on for over two weeks. possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over... 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 »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone here know the incubation period for oral thrush between a possible HIV exposure and the first signs of a problem(white spots)? Is it a few days, a few weeks, a few months? I got tested 6 weeks after a possible HIV exposure and it was neg... Read more »

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 »