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Severe Candidiasis Symptoms

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Systemic Candidiasis

...Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While candidiasis is a rather common condition in general, it's often the first illness and sign that HIV disease is progressing to a more severe stage. Candidiasis outbreaks can be frequent, can cause great discomfort and can add to the decline of health in HIV disease. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth, throat, windpipe, vagina or on the skin....
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HIV + herpes

I love this website doc. I was diagnosed HIV + sept 2005 having just zero converted with usualo flu systems/rash. My counts have stablised to around cd4 600 with low viral load 14000 last count. I recently have had group spots in one area beside my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You should discuss the decision to start antiretroviral medications (HAART) with your HIV specialist. The current guidelines recommend starting HAART before the CD4 counts falls below 200. In asymptomatic individuals, it is not recommended to start... Read more »

Candidiasis?

Dear Dr. Reznik,I'm writing to you from Germany. 3 years ago I developed a sore throat, I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with pharyngitis. This went on for a few weeks; I had been prescribed with a medication. But it didn't help. I went to an...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...defined as having AIDS. You may have had an ulcer which was supra-infected with either a fungal or bacterial organism or just a severe case of pharyngitis that did not respond to the initial course of antibiotics.Take care and thank you for the... Read more »

Would HIV cause throat symptoms?

Would Hiv cause closing of the throat feeling?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The sensation of choking, or closing of the throat is sometimes a symptom of severe anxiety or panic disorder. Panic attacks may include shortness of breath, palpitations, rapid heart beat, dizziness, tingling Read more »

How to treat thrush?

How can I clear up a case of thrush? I take a large amount of medication, and it must have upset the balance of my mouth.
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...For mild to moderate infections I recommend use of topical therapies such as Mycelex troches (clotrimazole). For moderate to severe presentations of candidiasis, I recommend Diflucan (fluconazole). In either case, treatment should be for two... Read more »
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Fungal Infections

...clotrimazole troches (lozenges) or nystatin liquid Systemic (body-wide) treatment using oral anti-fungal medications In most severe cases, amphotericin B is used, but it can have serious side effects Alternative treatment: Mouthwash derived... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is seriously compromised and manifestations of HIV infection are severe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently defines AIDS in an adult or adolescent age 13... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...most people, however, the progression of HIV disease is fairly slow, taking several years from infection to the development of severe immune suppression. Infection Following exposure to the virus, HIV enters the bloodstream and begins to... Read more »
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Severe Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How severe are the symptoms of HIV when you first say contract the virus and how severe aree they say after 5 years with the virus ? Read more »

Mouth & Oesophagus Candidiasis - Signs & Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FREAKING OUT AGAIN! Please, people, does anybody know how to tell normal white tongue from candidiasis????? Also, does anybody know the symptoms of GULLET (OESOPHAGUS) CANDIDIASIS? Is it simply a "lump" in the throat kind of feeling? I have a... Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »

Candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after infection would you see signs of Erythemathous Candidiasis and what are the symptoms associated with it. I have a some small red blotches on my tongue that are not painful or burning. Read more »