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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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yellow tongue and sore throat

Dear SirsI am worried about my brother. He has had HIV for approx. 15 years and been on combination drugs for since christmas 2005. His glands keep popping up and down but he has a yellow tongue and sore throat at the moment. He has not a lot of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A wide variety of problems can cause tongue problems and sorethroat. An evaluation by his HIV specialist and possibly a dentist or ENT doctor can better define the nature of the problem (? bacterial Read more »

THIRD TIME WRITING PLEASE HELP!!!

Doctors,I really need your help because I cant live with myself. This is the third time writing to your guys. I really scared and need your help. My wife is trying to get pregnant and I was at a bachelor party and got drunk. I dont cheat my wife but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...better," but not completely.7. So then it's back to both Doctors #1 and #3, who both take cultures, both of which are negative for thrush/Candida (NOT "Canada," by the way).8. ENT prescribes Nystatin (NOT "nystain," by the way). I don't... Read more »

sore tongue

my current meds are the follwing: kaletra, fuzeon,reyataz,ddi,ziagen, viread and 3tc. I have been experiencing a sore tongue for a month now. At the tip of my tongue the taste buds are raised and sore. Is this a medication side effect or an HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...have any signs of aphthous ulcesr, thrush, vitamin deficiencies, etc. Some patients taking ritonavir containing meds get a sore tongue or taste alterations. From the looks of your regimen it would seem that ritonavir (in the Kaletra)is an... Read more »

THRUSH?!?

Mark,Thanks for your comments and insight. I have a worry that is driving me up the wall. 81 days ago or about 11 weeks I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker. It lasted only a few minutes, but this concern stems deeper. At 10 weeks post...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Thrush, or a yeast infection, is not specific for HIV infection. It can be the result of a variety of medical illnesses and a side effect Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... 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

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...treat. Fluconazole is a very expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to... Read more »
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sore tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had a few risks of unsafe sex practices a year ago and recently my tongue became "fissured and cracked all over " it sometimes tends to feel warm like a heating sensation. does this sound in any way like hiv infection? i went to a Dr and he said... Read more »

Thrush! I'm Scared.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...very limited because I am so paranoid about getting HIV. In any case about a week later I came up with something similar to Thrush. I had the white tongue, the sore throat, and I was very tired. I was also taking this protien shake and every time... Read more »

Ouch!

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...forgotten that the ugly virus existed. It was leaving us alone and letting us live our lives. Now my husband tells me his throat is sore and his tongue is white. I called his Dr. and he says he may have to return to meds. I've felt sad all day... Read more »

Strange stuff in my mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...myself at high risk, or did I. And, are these symptoms consistent with recent hiv infection? I don't remember any type of sore throat, or bad fever. Any way to be sure it is not hiv without waiting for 3 months for an elisa test, or is that the... Read more »