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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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Thrush?

I know that you have had many, many questions about thrush, but I need to ask another one please. How easy is it for a regular doc or dentist to diagnose thrsh? can they look at your mouth and even if they do not see any whit stuff but see red,...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
How easy is it for a regular doc or dentist to diagnose thrush? This is actually a very good question. Both physicians and dentists are very good when to comes to diagnosing pseudomembranous candidiasis or what people commonly refer to as thrush,... Read more »

thrush

i was diagnosed with hiv in april 2003. my cd4=815; viral=3123. i went back at the end of july 2003 and my stats were essentially the same. my doc says i'm fine. i feel fine, but i have these red bumps (6 small ones) at the back of my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your HIV status makes it somewhat unlikely that your tongue lesions are due to fungal infection. There are other tongue conditions such as aphthous ulces or irritated papilla that can induced by stress or local irritants including smoking. A good... Read more »

Diagnosed With Thrush.

I have been diagnosed with thrush. It has appeared on my gums and tongue. I had been taking antibiotics maybe 2 weeks before developing these symptoms. I noticed that the more I started taking the antibiotics the more my tongue started to look...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
This is a difficult question to answer without actually knowing what antibiotic you were on and for what reason. You did mention in the message that you had been on antibiotic therapy for approximately two weeks and were already experiencing nausea... Read more »

2nd Time (thrush main symptom)

Dear Dr. Bob,I had written once more, but did not receive a reply. As suggested, I have also searched the forum for answers to queries similar to mine but did not find a very close situation (some were similar though), and so my question to you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible. Stomatitis means inflammation of the mouth. It does not mean you have or had thrush. There are many causes of mouth inflammation.To address your specific concerns:1.Negligible. FDA-approved rapid tests are... Read more »
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Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello
Every morning when I wake up I have white patches on the tip of my tounge. Im not sure wheather its geo tounge or thrush. As the day goes on it wears away after eating and drinking. It leaves red irritated areas where it was, and is always back... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Irritating symptom! help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had unprotected sex with a man several times who i later found out has been with lots of girls before me. I did not have any symptoms until about 6 months later when I developped a very itchy and red vagina with a bit of a smell. I'm worried... Read more »

Just thrush

Posted by wanderingwarrior
So, about 3 weeks ago, I had a major sore throat and the doctor noticed thrush on my tongue. I was given Fluconazole to treat it, one a day for 14 days.

My symptoms cleared and my tongue looked health again.

On day 13, I had a few drinks... Read more »