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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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sore gums

I am HIV positive male, 27 but not on meds. I recently brought a new electric toothbrush which I used on the back of my mouth. I think I pressed too hard and my gums where I brushed have been extremely tender for tender for ten days now and are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Soft bristle brushes are recommended for gum/tooth hygiene. Use of medium/hard bristle brushes often can irritate gums even in HIV- persons. Gum disease is more common in HIV persons (can develop gingivitis which may require more specific... Read more »

can hiv transmission from oral and kissing with sore gum

Hi dr richard...i have 2 question,, one years ago i have 2 time oral sex by 2 different woman when i get in one spa...that was the first time i having it...after that i never done it again...and i never did sexual intercourse with other except my...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,There was no risk of HIV transmission in this case.In health,Richard... Read more »

(Doubtedly) eating hiv contaminated food and having a gum sore

hello doctor, i am 21 years old and still a virgin. 3 months ago i had launch with one of my mate on his home. there was a food item which color is red naturally.i have a gum problem. After that was losing my weight(i used to have hard exercise and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission does not occur through eating after someone, sharing utensils, shaking hands etc.... There is no risk of HIV transmission through your experience you described. I would continue following up with your health care provider as it... Read more »

Can Oral thrush be caused by uri, stress and nutition

I recently developed thrush on tongue as well as oral sores on one area of gum. I have been under stress and mild depression. Last week was on a bus for 12 hours where it was uncomfortably cold and was sleep deprived. Next night I had no sleep on a...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. All of the factors your describe fatigue, depression, poor nutrition, a cold can contribute to getting oral thrush. In the medical literature thrush has been associated with clinical depression, being less satisfied with life,... Read more »
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Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »

Obsession Continues - Mouth/Gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1) If I had an aphthous ulcer in the mouth, would I be able to tell? Is it painful?

2) At the back of my gums (on the side where the tongue is) I have red lines of capillaries, rather thick, going from teeth to tongue. What are they? Can someone... Read more »

BANDS ON GUMS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I NEED HELP I HAVE SOME BANDS ON MY GUMLINES IN A FEW PLACES THAT ARE PINKISH MAYBE RED I CANT TELL. COULD THIS HIV I HAVE HAD 2 TEST AFTER 4 YRS OF LAST EXPOSURE BOTH NEG I FEEL GREAT OTHERWISE PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INPUT. SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT HIV... 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 »