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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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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 »

Thrush - an Early Sign?

Hi Dr. Bob,I developed thrush (Dr confirmed) about 2 weeks ago. Now it appears to be coming back. I can't sleep worrying about some activities a couple of years ago. Even though I believe my activities were low risk my mind won't stop...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thrush as your first and only symptom of HIV disease would be extremely unlikely.Why are you having sleepless nights worrying about HIV when you could get a rapid HIV test and have a definitive answer in as few as 20 minutes? Thrush or no thrush,... Read more »

dry mouth,thrush,PCP and anxiety

Dear Doctor:I heard that dry mouth is common in people having HIV(I don't mean under medications). I was wondering it happens at the early stage or late stage and if it is because HIV people have thrush. Is dry mouth the first step to develop...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Dry mouth or xerostomia is a symptom of HIV infection but not something that would be used as a diagnostic tool. There are many reasons why a person can present with dry mouth including some of those you mention, i.e. anxiety. Every time I lecture... Read more »

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 of some medications.... Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

I have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the... Read more »

thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone know a website that shows a picture of what thrush looks like?

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Information needed--Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is thrush? Does it appear within the ARS period ?

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Thrush

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Does anyone have information about Thrush and asthma inhalers

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