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Is Thrush An Early Symptom Of Hiv

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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 »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Guys

I have chronic oral thrush as well as thrush down below. Had it for 5 weeks. Doctor says i must have got it from the girl i have been seeing for the last ten months. Took 6 months of seeing her (unprotected sex) for this to happen though and... 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 - Initial Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone comment on the initial symptoms of Oral Thrush? Does it start with very slight raised areas of the tongue?
Is it mostly isolated to the front, back or entire tounge/throat? Does the onset during the window period vary in severity (always... Read more »

Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alright, a month ago I woke up and found this really weird looking rash in my groin area (near the base of my penis), it was quite itchy and immediately I thought STD STD STD. Well...the last time I had sex was 3 months(unprotected vaginal) before... Read more »
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You said oral thrush is early syptom of VIH infection

Hello.Reading here in the forum I fiund that you have said that oral thrush is an early symptom of HIV infection.How early? 2 months? 3 months?What is early speaking about HIV infection?Excuse me to post this message in the Simplifying treatment,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
First - there is a lot of confusion about how to diagnose thrush - since thrush is a diagnosis that sometimes is given to white patches and coatings in the mouth or tongue and is caused by something else. So I'd start there - which is to be... 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. I can't sleep worrying about some activities a couple of years ago. Even though I believe my activities were low risk my mind won't stop...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thrush as your first and only symptom of HIV disease would be extremely unlikely.Why are you having sleepless nights worrying about HIV when you could get a rapid HIV test and have a definitive answer in as few as 20 minutes? Thrush or no thrush,... Read more »

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 »

Early HIV symptoms?

Mr Sowadsky, Would it be possible after less than 4 months from possible HIV infection for some symptoms to appear? I am specifically referring to ringing in the ears and anal itching / white patches (possibly candidiasis?) Can symptoms actually...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi.Thank you for your question.It would be highly unusual for symptoms related to AIDS to appear as early as4 months after infection. The symptoms related to AIDS and opportunisticdiseases don't begin until an average of 10 years after... Read more »
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Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »
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