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AIDS InfoNet

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
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thrush and pep

Dr. Bob, I am police officer and about 4 weeks ago I got a needle stick from an unkn. source patient. I was put on PEP (Retrovir, Epivir & Crixivan) and approx a week and a half into the treament I developed what I believe to be a mild case of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...decided to add it in for general edification purposes.Regarding your specific question, it is true some medications can cause thrush, particularly antibiotics and corticosteroids, however, your PEP meds will not.I'll send my best good-luck karma... Read more »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Vaginal thrush is the term for a fungal infection ("Candida") of the vagina that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching Read more »

Thrush

What is thrush and what causes it? What medication is used to treat thrush?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...Thrush is a common term for pseudomembranous candidiasis which is caused by fungal organisms. The most common causative agent is Candida Read more »

Thrush

Dr. Reznik, I had one "high Risk" exposure way back in the mid 80's. I'm concerned because from time to time i get white patches along my cheek, they tend to come and go. Could i possibly be looking at thrush here? I do not smoke nor am i on any...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...believe you are HIV infected, but rather as means of knowing your status and addressing the concerns associated with not knowing. Thrush (candidiasis) does not normally clear without medication unless the underlying medical condition is... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...likely to develop several opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia... 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 »
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Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
...Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White Read more »

Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen 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 Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How do I get a health professional to take serously, and test me for, oral thrush? My doctor just laughed it off saying that it only happens when the immune system is really down. However, I have white stuff Read more »