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Majority Of Cases Of Thrush Not Related To HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...death. Cryptococcus can also infect the skin, lungs, or other parts of the body. The risk of cryptococcal infection is highest when your CD4 count (see Fact Sheet 124 ) is below 100. Cryptococcal meningitis is a major HIV-related opportunistic infection, especially in the developing world. A recent study estimated that there are 1 million cases each year. The first signs of meningitis include fever, fatigue, a stiff neck, headache, nausea...
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Persistent oral candidiasis for more then 4 months but hiv NEG.

Hello Dr.Iam a little confuse here, would you recommend another hiv test if had a persistent oral candidiasis or thrush for more than 4 months ?1) My risk was unprotected (condom broked) sex with a girl of unknown status the 11th of June. Another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...physician or the infectious disease physician should be able to help you sort this problem out. Do not automatically assume it's HIV related. The vast majority of cases of oral candidiasis have nothing to do with HIV/AIDS.Finally, why are you... Read more »

Please....Please....Help!!

Dr. Bob- I am terrified due to the following symptoms 7 months after possible exposure. ARS type symptoms within 2 weeks; over the past 7 months: multiple oral sores, hairy tongue, angular cheilitis, folliculitis, nose bleeds, cold sores, fatigue,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...completely normal. That there was a decline within the normal range is not significant, nor is it suggestive of an immunodeficiency-related problem. Normal is normal!There is now overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that you are HIV negative. I... Read more »

Think imma die soon

Whats going on doc, i am 21 and i have been havin unprotected sexual relations with about 4 women all who are friends of mine...about 2 years ago i developed rashes on my scrotum and went to the doc and he told me it was nothing...recently though i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not.Was your "oral thrush thing" diagnosed by a physician? If not, I doubt you have thrush. Even if you did, the vast majority of cases of thrush have nothing to do with HIV/AIDS.The reason to worry or get HIV tested should have nothing to do... Read more »

Oral trush and Insertive Fellatio

Dear Dr.Robert J. Francisno:I had a Blowjob from a prostitute the 3er of september, I was unprotected, it was only for 4 minutes, I had no sores or anything rare, no blood no nothing, since that, I read the next day most of the Insertive fellatio,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reviewing the information in the archives of this forum. We have entire chapters devoted to oral sex, symptoms, HIV tests and other related topics. I'm confident you'll find the information there very reassuring as well as enlightening.Good... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (explained in this sheet) The... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...does not mean that a person has AIDS. An HIV-infected person receives a diagnosis of AIDS after the development of one AIDS-related illness (opportunistic infection). HIV infection weakens the immune system and makes it difficult to fight off... Read more »
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Not 100% confident on 13 and 17 week negatives

Posted by Impossible, 2 Replies
...people who haven't tested positive by three months post exposure( it has to happen to someone) these guidelines can in very rare cases give a false sense of security. Anyways I saw an infectious disease specialist and he told me that I can get... Read more »

I AM INFECTED BUT, WHY THE TESTS ARE NEGATIVE?

Posted by JER2, 7 Replies
...a extrange mutation. I have read several similar sitaution in the body, but it seems that there arent following for these cases. Please give me an orientation, please dont say me that it is stress, MY CHILDREN NEED ME please help me, maybe... Read more »

face it, there are false negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Face it...there are false negatives I know of a number of people who have had repeated hiv Elisa tests come back negative over a period of years only to subsequently come down with an opportunistic infection like PCP Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can someone explain to me what geographic tongue is? Are white lesions a sign of geographic tongue? And has anyone on this board experinced white lesions before? Read more »