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Throat Thrush Does Not Mean Aids

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...disease progression, and lower CD4 cell counts, than men with equivalent viral loads Women are more likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women have higher rates of herpes infections than men Women get thrush (a yeast infection) in their throats more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to...
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is thrush something to worry about?

hello, i am a 25 male and recently went to see my doctor thinking i had strep throat because of the pain in my throat. wen i went to see my doctor she said to me that i have throat/mouth fungal infection. and she asked me if i have been in close...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...stated in your question, your lack of sexual activity. Also given what you have written, it is far from clear if you have oral thrush. It is possible but, again, unlikely. Antibiotics can increase one's risk for Candidal infections (the... Read more »

Hetero Unprotected Vaginal - Terrified of HIV

Dr. Bob, I am terrified and I'll be brief. Me- 29yo healthy US maleIncident - Visited massage parlour in montreal and performed unprotected oral on french canadian female "masseuse". Started protected vaginal but condom broke and was unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...statistical risk would be less, as we don't know the status of your Quebecoise Hot Mamma masseuse. 2.I tend to doubt what you have is thrush. Even if it is, the vast majority of cases have nothing to do with HIV. In general, HIV-related thrush is... Read more »

very low CD4 and now thrush

Hello, my husband is from Africa and after 14 months of waiting he recently arrived in the US, where I live. He is on HIV meds and when he arrived to the US his CD4 was 202 and it has since dropped to 142. His viral load was extremely high in Africa...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...with his medications and so should see gradual improvement in his immune function. This will lead to less infections happening. Thrush is are marker of HIV and a weakened immune system but is only defined as AIDS if it extends into the gullet... Read more »

thrush in the throat

Dear Dr.:What are the symptoms if thrush occurs in the throat. My throat has burning sensation for almost a year. I also feel pain in the middle of my chest, sometimes even in the center of my back. That terriable feelings sometimes make me carzy...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...The symptoms of "thrush in the throat" or esophageal candidiasis are usually difficult (dysphagia) or painful (odynophagia) swallowing, "sticking" of Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...(Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal infection that can cause thrush (a white film in your mouth) or infections in your throat or vagina, see Fact Sheet 501 . AIDS-related... Read more »
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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...listed here, along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with fairly high CD4... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...genital ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, and genital warts more often and more severely than uninfected women. Women get thrush (a yeast infection, see Fact Sheet 501 ) in their throats and herpes (see Fact Sheet 508 ) about 30% more often... 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 »

oral thrush question

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...what ive heard and read it occurs in late hiv infection. is this true? and is it most common on the back on the tongue near the throat???? Read more »

For AIDS2HIV, ErricCo, SteveR (DUO TEST NEGATIVE)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...http://www.freedomhealth.co.uk/HIV_Testing.htm . A lot of their patients are HIV positive. He also said that although I may have had a throat thrush infection originally it is no longer that and certainly not HIV related. Not sure what to make... Read more »

candida/thrush in my throat

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i've had a sore throat for 4 weeks now. swollen tonsil for about 2-3 weeks. it all started with a little white spot on my tonsil in the "crypts". i Read more »