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Thrush Candida

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thrush/esphogial candida

At what stage would these infections occur? Would you normally see this six months after a possible exposure? Also, is an endoscopy always reliable in diagnosing esohogial candida?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Oral thrush can appear when T cells drop to about 350 cells or less. Usually oral disease precedes esophageal disease, which is considered an AIDS-defining illness and usually happens when T cells are about 200 or less. It is possible 6 months... Read more »

PLS. CLARIFY...

IS THRUSH THE SAME AS YEAST INFECTION/YEAST VAGINITIS? Read more »

thrush transmittable by kissing? g?

Dear Doc, Does oral thrush transmittable or infectious to others escpecially kissing in the lips... Read more »
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Women Alive

Candida Esophagitis

An infection frequently underestimated in HIV infected women, is Candida esophagitis, (a yeast infection in the esophagus). It is closely related to thrush (a yeast infection in the throat) and Candida vaginitis (a yeast infection in the vagina) and... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Oral Amphotericin B Info Sheet

...highly effective, we have had many requests from physicians for oral ampho B because some PWAs develop resistant strains of thrush (candida) that no longer respond to either of these drugs. The resistant strains can become very nasty--causing... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Subsets and Viral Load: Specific Tests for People With... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 6. Managing Symptoms and Side Effects

Symptoms and side effects are common with HIV. They can be due to HIV infection itself, to co-infection or opportunistic infection, or to HAART. It is important to discuss with your doctor any symptoms you are experiencing, as they may indicate an... Read more »
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Candida, Thrush????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have noticed lately that a certain part on the left side of my tongue, a small area, has felt sore lately. I noticed three or 4 small red spots on that side, and whenever I press them with my teeth or touch them, they bleed, quite easily. Could... Read more »

candida/thrush in my throat

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i've had a sore throat for 4 weeks now. swollen tonsil for about 2-3 weeks. it all 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... Read more »

Thrush and ABT

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
would like to hear from others who have had problems with thrush and some non pharmecutical solutions as well, My doctor wants me to Add ABT to my current drugs, have taken all available drugs and i am at the "end of the road" as far as old and... Read more »

candida

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
has anyone had reoccurring oral candida is there any way to defeat it when meds can not Read more »