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Thrush And Low Immune System

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The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites (germs) that can cause
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Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nutrient depletion may also begin to occur earlier in the course of HIV disease, even among individuals with relatively intact immune systems. Several factors can contribute to nutritional problems in people with HIV/AIDS. Malabsorption: HIV or... Read more »

Thrush Part II

In reply to your response to my thrush issue, upon further research and the comment of my Dr., I guess I left a piece out of the puzzle! I'd subsequently read, and Dr. confirmed, that antibiotic use can also cause thrush to flare up. I just got...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...watch to see if the thrush recurs without you having to be on antibiotics. This would be a more reliable confirmation that your immune system is weakening...but do watch carefully topik it up as soon as possible. Read more »

Is thrush contagious?

I am poz and have ITP....my CD4 count's been dropping and I started HAART and ITP-treatment a month ago...but since I was on prednisone, I got thrush. My boyfriend wants to know if he is at risk of "catching" it.Thanks,chris
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Chris,Nope. Thrush is not contagious. It's an opportunistic illness. It takes the "opportunity" of one's immune system being suppressed (in your case by prednisone) or deficient (low CD4 count) to develop. Please reassure your boyfriend he is... Read more »

can stree lower immune system

hello doc,my question is, can stress be so bad that it causes Thrush by lowering immune system.?Thanks for your answer.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,So much stress that you would get thrush? Wow, who are you? Dick Cheney's cardiologist? The answer is no. Even "Dubya's" speech and grammar coach wouldn't get thrush Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses. When our immune system is working, it controls these germs. But when the immune system is weakened by HIV disease or by some... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is found in most people's bodies. A healthy immune system keeps it under control. Candida usually infects the mouth, throat, or vagina. It can occur months or years... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...having AIDS. Many people are HIV-positive but don't get sick for many years. As HIV disease continues, it slowly wears down the immune system. Viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria that usually don't cause any problems can make you very sick if... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida albicans . This yeast-like fungus is found in all healthy people. The immune system and bacteria normally found in the body generally keep Candida under control. When it gets out of... Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...on the internet. I am scared as hell, and am wondering if indeed HIV is not the cause then what is? Can stress reduce you immune system to the point that one can develo thrush? Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...professional to take serously, and test me for, oral thrush? My doctor just laughed it off saying that it only happens when the immune system is really down. However, I have white stuff on my tongue which can't be removed and several other... Read more »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »

Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and it has since went away. Well anyway, I was wondering if HIV could possibly cause a fungal infection due to lowering the immune system? The only other syptom I think I might have is that my tongue is a little white tinted. Could this be like... Read more »