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How To Treat Oral Thrush And 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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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 »

oral thrush

I am not sexually active and have had an hiv test twice and both came out negative. The problem is a couple of months ago I was treated for oral thrush because I was on steriods for allergies. I am on no medications at this time and I think it is...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
As you pointed out, HIV is not the only cause of thrush. Oral thrush is not an uncommon problem for folks on steroids. Generally the development of thrush with HIV is not in the first few months of infection, but later when there has been... Read more »

thrush not treated

what problems can occur if thrush is not treated? I'm constantly challenged with thrush, even after I get treated with Difucan and Clotrimazole. Does it affect other systems in the body?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If thrush is not treated, it can extend into the esophagus and cause candida infection there. Candida esophagitis can be severe enough to make it difficult to swallow and can result in significant weight loss. One reason that your thrush keeps... Read more »

My oral thrush won't go away

hello i am a 29 HIV+ male i've been on meds for 3 years (duovir and effavir) my CD4 levels are 421 and undetectable viral load (january 2009) 2 weeks ago i had an oral thrush. i tried treating it with fluconazol 300mg bi-weekly but it...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post about thrush.My comments are as follows:Are you sure that you have thrush? Has your doctor taken a sample of your tongue for analysis? (This isn't usually done, but in cases of uncertainty, would be... Read more »
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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 »

Is thrush a sign of ARS infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had thrush now for about a week. Should I test for hiv or ARS or could it be somethingelse? Not really worried just curious.

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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 »

Just thrush

Posted by wanderingwarrior
So, about 3 weeks ago, I had a major sore throat and the doctor noticed thrush on my tongue. I was given Fluconazole to treat it, one a day for 14 days.

My symptoms cleared and my tongue looked health again.

On day 13, I had a few drinks... Read more »