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Thrush And Low Immune System

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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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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
The fact that his viral load is now undetectable means that he is doing well 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... Read more »

Low Fever, muscle pain and tongue thrush

Two days ago i had sex with a prostitute. It is my first time in my life doing that and I know I would regret it. At the same night after sex, I had muscle ace and pain as if I have been working out. The next day (or maybe at the same night), I felt...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Symptoms do <b>not</b> tell us if someone is HIV positive. The first question is whether your sex was protected or not. If it was unprotected, you need to wait three months and be tested for HIV to know your... Read more »

My endocrinologist may have found out why some get thrush and other symptoms at high CD4 levels and low VL's

I am one of those people who has full blown thrush with a high CD4 count (>800), plus nonstop geographic tongue and angular cheilitis.I never got an answer from any physician or from my HIV doctor...everyone ID specialist just said all or part of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I have also seen very rare patients that have thrush and angular chelitis (erosions and cracking of the skin at the corners of the mouth) despite good CD4 counts. I can't say that I have ever checked cortisol levels in this situation. This is... Read more »

Low VL taxing on immune system

Dear Doctor,I sereconverted earlier this year. My doctor tells me I don't need any medication yet and in numbers are very good for someone that recently sereconverted.2007Feb 12 - Tested negative during seroconversion.Mar 26 - Tested HIV+ with...
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
This is a great question and debated among experts. Some believe that you should give HIV treatment to almost all folks to stop viral replication, stopping the chronic stimulation, and preserve the immune system. Some believe that some viral... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system.

Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.

Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... Read more »

Compromised immune system always = HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a bacterial infection that in most people goes away within a few weeks. But I have had it for so long that my doctor says I must have a compromised immune system and said that it could be HIV. I don't know what to think. I've had 2 sexual... Read more »

PCR RNA and P24 tests accuracy at 18 days with lowered immune system?

Posted by orlean34
I had an incident where i was receptive in anal sex for a short period, in and out once. I did notice that he had a decent amount of precum. I also noticed afterwards that there was some blood from my anus.

2 weeks later I had a stiff neck, mild... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if having thrush would delay window period and if so how many months.Im starting to think my immunne system must be to low to make antibodies,within the window period.

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