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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...(esophagitis) or other parts of the body. Some systemic drugs are taken in pill form. The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Less than 20% of people have these side effects. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some health care providers prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis. This can cause resistance. The yeast can mutate so that a drug no longer works. Some serious cases do not respond to other...
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Follow Up (oral thrush concern in window period) with day 85 test result

Hi Doctor. Thanks again for answering previous question few weeks back. So did take an oraquick swab test today at clinic and waited even 1 day beyond the exact 12 week to the day of the possible exposer (85 days now) from having given (me male)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitive three-month negative HIV-antibody test result! To sum up, your HIV-acquisition risk was very low (oral sex) and your repeatedly negative HIV-antibody tests out to three months are conclusive and definitely WOO-HOO-able! Whatever is or... Read more »

Oral Thrush - Tricky scenario? PLEASE HELP!

Doctor Bob,I have written to you previously, but am desperate for an answer as I want to make sure I am in the clear before proposing.I have (confirmed) oral thrush (not sure for how long). But, bar a few extra colds last year, am doing okay. No...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...clinically significant oral thrush (which I tend to doubt), one thing is absolutely certain: The cause is not HIV-related! Your repeatedly negative HIV tests are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. I also tend to... Read more »

Second set of tests before treatment?

Hi DoctorI was diagnosed Feb 2009 and my first ever lab results of 09 February 2009 were cd4 300 and viral load 3000. My doctor advised that I start treatment immediately. I have not yet as I need to make some lifestyle changes. I wanted to know :...
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
...emergency to start. Your viral load is quite low and your CD4 count indicates moderate degree of immune system impairment. A repeat set of numbers might be helpful to confirm this. Even on repeat your CD4 is say 350, I think it would be advisable... Read more »

Thrush: HAART?

I have bad thrush and a fungal infection on the corner of my mouth, in spite of a normal CD4 count.Does that mean I am at greater risk of progressing to AIDS? Should I start HAART even though I have >800 CD4's?Thanks.
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
...immune suppression despite normal CD4 counts. I would not recommend treatment unless I saw a significant trend in CD4 decline or repeated episodes of thrush or other symptoms. Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

...may have fewer side effects. Cryptococcal meningitis comes back after the first time in about half of the people who get it. Repeat cases are reduced if people keep taking antifungal drugs. However, a recent study found no recurrence of... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections used in pregnant women . In addition, many of the anti-fungal drugs interact with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida ... Read more »
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How to Prevent PCP

...percentage falls below 14%. If you have a slightly higher CD4 count (200-300) but have other symptoms of immune suppression, such as repeated fungal infections (thrush, yeast, candidiasis), you are also considered at high risk for PCP. Most cases... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan) 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 »
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Performed Cunnilingus please read entirely

Posted by decadude, 1 Reply
...oral sex. Another thing is I brushed my teeth prior to giving the prostitute oral sex. Even more so what worries me is she repeatedly tried to have unprotected sex with me and I declined. It was as if she didn't care what risky sexual act she... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...was given the routine HIV test which was negative. My question is that I have been reading through the sites about vaginal thrush and it says it can take between 5-10 years in HIV infection to come up. I had an HIV test 3 weeks ago and this... Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
...oral thrush for over a year now and his first doctor never suggested an HIV test, just kept treating the thrush. I didn't know repeated oral thrush was a sign of HIV even though I had researched oral thrush on the internet. I throught it was... Read more »

Use of cd4/cd8

Posted by Anonymous
...that these t-cell tests should be done only among HIV-infected or people with very clear indications of immunodeficiency (like repeated and unexplained bouts of oral thrush, well-documented hairy leukoplakia etc). Trust your tests, and dont let... Read more »