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Sore Tongue Not Thrush

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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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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 »

my doctor says i have thrush but not HIV

Hello, i would be very very greatful for a reply.Almost one year ago i had a negative HIV test almost ten months after the last time i had unprotected sex with a guy. About 2.5 months ago my tongue got very sore and tingly especially when i eat...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Thrush (oral candidiasis) is not common in healthy adults. Someone who is not immune compromised is unlikely to experience thrush. Candida, Read more »

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 versus viral versus fungal infection or... 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 »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're... 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 »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see ... 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 »
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Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
...Hi there, I tested negative at about 5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW. Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems 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 »

DOES THIS SOUND HIV RELATED???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...several years ago i had some unsafe sexual acts of oral sex and intercourse as well,the problems im having is ,,,,, i have a sore tongue all the time, not thrush or anything , ive seen pics and it dont resemble that at all, more cracked all over... Read more »

4 and a half months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...chances my test was false negative? Could it be possible I have hiv-2? Thanks in advance for any answers. Also would oral thrush clear on its own and then come back a few days later, or would one need medication for thrush to go away? Read more »