Is Esophageal Candidiasis Contagious

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fatigue&thrush

I am 32 and have been + for roung 4 years. my cd4 count stays areoun 4-5 hundred, viral load 107,000. I am not on any meds at this time, and am currently going my 3rd round with thrush in my esophegus(forgive my spelling).I am also sleepy all the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mel,Esophageal candidiasis (thrush) in someone who is HIV positive is an AIDS-defining condition. This is a clear indication to begin combination antiretroviral Read more »

What Is Candida esophagitis?

What is candida esophogitis? What syptoms occur? And do all hiv pos get it? Read more »

SYMPTOMS OF CANDIDA ESOPHAGITIS

Dear Dr. Feinberg,Could you please provide me the symptoms of candida in the esophagus (i.e, fever,... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...esophagus may become partly blocked by coatings and spots that build up. In rare cases, bad ulcers can rupture the esophagus. Esophageal candidiasis can spread, or disseminate, into the stomach and intestines. Because esophageal candidiasis can... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...prescription oral anti-fungal drugs Alternative treatment: Acidophilus (in supplements or yogurt) Candidiasis of the Esophagus (Esophageal Candidiasis) Usually occurs at very low CD4 cell counts (less than 100) An AIDS-defining... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
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