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Mouth Fungus Associated With Hiv Aids

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HIV and the Mouth

Other Oral Conditions of HIV Disease The two most common conditions that may not be caused by an infection include dry mouth and small round mouth sores, called aphthous ulcers . Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia , is a common condition in HIV disease that may have a variety of causes. HIV disease itself may cause dry mouth because HIV-related salivary disease causes swollen salivary glands (glands in the mouth that produce saliva, or...
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Treatment for mouth fungus

I'm writing you from Ethiopia where my father has recently been diagnosed as HIV+. His CD4 count is 53 cells/ul. He is being treated for TB as well as a fungus that has been developed in his mouth. I have two questions.1) The doctors...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Treatment of TB and HIV at the same time can be difficult due to the interactions between medications used to treat these conditions. Also, some people who start HIV therapy while having active TB experience worsening symptoms of their TB - and this... Read more »

Fungus(mouth), Anemia - is this a sign of HIV

Hello, I have been seeing white stuff on my tongue for years. I thought it was normal. I found out it is a fungus by taking biology class. I am 37 yeas old female and have two children. I started spotting between peiods since 96. I have anemia...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloWhite coating on the tongue can be a sign of immune suppression if it is indeed a fungal infection (thrush). Anemia is a common occurrence in women who are experiencing menstrual problems and breakthrough bleeding. Are you at risk for HIV... Read more »

tongue fungus and others

dear doctor, i wrote you on 18 feb regarding my VL=49000, CD4=150 and %CD=8.8. i am taking tenofovir, 3TC and efavirenz evening. Bactrim and flucozole in the morning. my tongue still with fungus (white). how to treat it? I took flucozole for 2...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your follow up.You indeed have AIDS with a CD4 count below 200. If after 2 months of fluconazole, you still have white lesions on the tongue, your symptoms deserve more evaluation. Either it's not thrush- most likely- or... Read more »

HIV AIDS AND FUNGUS

I am HIV Positive woman. I have a problem with my face and fore hands. My face skin is attacked by fungus. What shall I do?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
If you have not already seen your care provider, you should definitely see him or her for diagnosis, which will help to guide appropriate therapy. You don't mention whether you are on antiretroviral therapy (ART), but if you continue to have... Read more »
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Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
Hi,

I posted this question to The Body's Experts two months ago but they haven't replied. Can anyone with experience of "HIV toenails" (onychomycosis) give me advice?

I have had badly infected toe-nails for four years now but to be frank they've been... Read more »

Fungus on Face

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Ok. I am absolutly terrified. About a year ago i had unprotected vaginal intercourse (me being male). I got sick about 2 weeks later (throat closing, tired, general ill felling.) this lasted for about 1.5 months. At the 1.5 months i had a horrible... Read more »

Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies
Hi,

The thread "Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?" (below, on main page of "Treatment")is mine but I am starting a new thread here in order to try and catch the eyes of people who may be able to help me.

My earlier thread resulted in my... Read more »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »