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Is Thrush An Early Sign Of HIV

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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
...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 consequence of your penicillin and azithromycin. Potent antibacterial antibiotics tend to... Read more »

Thrush - an Early Sign?

Hi Dr. Bob,I developed thrush (Dr confirmed) about 2 weeks ago. Now it appears to be coming back. ... Read more »

I LIED - APOLOGIES

Hi Dr,First of all I want to apologize for the "you lied" in the title of my earlier email. I was... Read more »
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What Is AIDS?

...one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some people have no symptoms. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on the early stage of HIV infection. The virus will multiply in your body for a few weeks or even months before your immune... Read more »
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Women and HIV

...genital ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, and genital warts more often and more severely than uninfected women. Women get thrush (a yeast infection, see Fact Sheet 501 ) in their throats and herpes (see Fact Sheet 508 ) about 30% more often... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...listed here, along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with fairly high CD4... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...treat. Fluconazole is a very expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to... Read more »
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ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over 5 weeks ago. I went to a clinic and they looked at my tongue and said i had thrush, then said it could be from antibiotics and the only other time it comes up is in HIV + people. Now i'm SO... 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 Read more »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...though they would not know if it was HIV. I don't know whats true, but can you guys let me know if chronic thrush is possible at early stage HIV with no other symptoms except possiblt a runny nose sometimes. Do the doctors really know? Thanks... Read more »

Anybody here knows the window period for HTLV?

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...with HIV) and the brain demyelination which i have as my MRI results show, both of the symptoms can happen with HTLV at a very early stage of the infection even a few weeks after you get infected and that's exactly how it happened to me so im... Read more »