Thrush And Chest Pain

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Systemic Candidiasis

...of the throat and windpipe, called esophageal infection, is a serious condition. It is on the list of AIDS-defining illnesses, affecting up to 1 in 5 people with AIDS. It often occurs together with thrush. Symptoms include chest pain, nausea and pain when swallowing. The esophagus may become partly blocked by coatings and spots that build up. In rare cases, bad ulcers can rupture the esophagus. Esophageal candidiasis can spread, or...
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I just wanted to say thank you for your knowledge and support for all of us worry warts out here. I have been worried for two years that I had contracted HIV from unprotected intercourse. I believed I had all the symptoms, thrush, chest pain,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are most welcomed! WOO-HOO! We've moved you to our X-Files. (The Ex-Worried Well Files!) Stay safe. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Looking for a cure.

What is the value of determining what type of hiv infection I might have. I am possible positive per pcr-dna tests and having symptoms. I say possible because doctor I thought said you have aids, but do not know how he got to that conclusion. From...
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
You need to see an ID or other specialist who can interpret the current test results and determine what if any other tests need to be ordered. Read more »

Start/stopping medicine

I am HIV +. Last September 2009 I had Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). I thought I was going to die. After successfully being treated in the hospital I had to follow up with my HIV doctor. He previously prescribed Atripla to me. The problem with...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
First of all it is very important you keep your appointment with your doctor. Secondly, it is very important you resume taking your HIV medications. Since you were not able to tolerate Atripla, your doctor tried the very acceptable regimen of... Read more »

We are so weak and all advanced symptoms, Now without diagnosis

Doctor please help us, I am begging you to help us You may have my previous emails that I have sent you; my risk was 17 months ago, I have developed all primary symptoms and now all advanced symptoms. All my tests were negative with my GF (Recently,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll gladly try to help you, but I have the distinct feeling you may not want to believe what I have to say.1.You are HIV negative. Your multiple negative HIV tests, including HIV-1/2/O and HIV PCR RNA out to 17 months from your potential... 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

Fluconazole (Diflucan) 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 »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...or an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Other cardiovascular problems include: High blood pressure (hypertension) Angina (chest pain) Rheumatic heart disease (damage to the heart caused by rheumatic fever) Stroke (interrupted blood flow to... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...nodes ( which werent swollen but just because i could just feel a fewof them, made me think i had hiv) thrush! muscle pain, chest pain, diarrhea, every little red or brown spot i saw i thought i had HIV. well weather these symptoms are associated... Read more »

Sexual encounter has me worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies get thrush that early in the infection process and last for so long and would PCP a problem associated with thrush cause my chest pains again that early in th infection process? Please help, I will read the next days your opinions. Thanks. ... Read more »

candida/thrush in my throat

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...started with a little white spot on my tonsil in the "crypts". i have had bad acid reflux a few mornings when i wake up. no chest pain though. i hope it is due to stress and not hiv! anybody have any clues???? Read more »

Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...weight loss (in fact I believe I have gained weight), no loss of appetite. The only thing I noticed is that I have had some inner chest pains around the area were my heart is. The pain is not overbearing but more annoying. I've eliminated heart... Read more »
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