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Thrush And Canker Sores

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Constantly sick

Doc,I have been on HIV meds (kaletra & truvada) for two weeks now and my viral load has gone from 850K to 9K my cd4 is 363 (it always has been over 350 since diagnosed 12/06). I am very lucky that I had no side effects from starting meds. I also...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Often there can be a wide range of both drug related side effects and immune reconstitution symptoms/infection flare-ups during the first weeks/months on effective treatment. Those symptoms and problems are very frustrating since one at least... Read more »

If you think you have HIV...

I went for an HIV test a couple of weeks ago. I was sure that I would turn up positive. I had... Read more »

Overcome your Fear - GET TESTED

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HIV and the Mouth

...gums can show up in people with HIV. These are discussed below. Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay Candidiasis (thrush) Canker sores (apthous ulcers) Cold sores (herpes simplex) Gum disease (periodontitis) Hairy leukoplakia... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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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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Oral Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...reading. What happens if you scrape a canker sore away? can you even scrape it away? would it bleed? can it be mistaken for thrush? how can one tell the difference between a canker sore and thrush? so many questions sorry. Read more »

Going to doctors in 20 mins

Posted by ExWorryWart, 2 Replies
...To get my symptoms checked out even though i tested -ve at 5 weeks. I have dry cough, swollen lymph nodes, canker sore/thrush? that is been going on for more than 2 weeks. I will let you guys know what he thinks. WW Read more »

Sorry if I sound really pessimistic--Am I doomed?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 3 Replies
...in between the chin and throat are definetly swollen and painful..right side more than left. What do you all think? Are they canker sores instead? Did some research and sounded more like canker sores as they are kind of red and at the back of... Read more »

tongue problems

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know that thrush on the tongue is a sign of AIDS, but can anyone tell me what tongue problems exist that are signs of early HIV infection? Thank Read more »