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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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is thrush infectious to other?

Dear Doc, Does oral thrush transmittable or infectious to others escpecially kissing in the lips for 2 mins?? how about sharing of drinking glass?? or sharing fork and spoon?? also.. had you deal a hiv patient (have not taken any medication ever...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Oral candida infection (thrush) would be of little risk to others via kissing unless the other persons had severe immune deficiency (such as advanced AIDS or a transplant patient). Basic good oral hygiene and modest therapy (such as clotrimazole... Read more »

re: Something Infectious...I'm positive there is something wrong with me

So I saw an infectious disease specialist we talked for quite some time going through every thing that happened. He seemed to be quite confident in the HIV tests accuracy at three months post exposure despite in a few very rare cases someone not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for the update. My assessment and advice remain unchanged!As for my personally seeing a negative three-month HIV-antibody test convert to positive at six months, no, not without extenuating circumstances that would account for the delay... Read more »

thrush

How soon after HIV infection can thrush appear?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Thrush does not usually occur until the CD4 cell count is about 350 or lower. On average, it takes about 5 years after infection to reach this point; that's a rough estimate, but it's not possible to give a more precise timeframe.... Read more »

Can Thrush be transmitted

Dear DocCan Thrush be transmitted through sexual contact.? if no does this indicate presence of HIV infection. if yes then does CD4 count has got something to do with it.?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Thrush is not usually transmitted by sexual contact. It MAY indicate HIV infection, but it can also be associated with other immunodeficient states or with recent antibiotic use. When it is HIV-associated, the CD4 cell count is usualy less than... Read more »
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eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

Posted by Anonymous
can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »

eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

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can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone here know how long after hiv infection that thrush would apear???

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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 »