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Thrush Candidiasis

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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 taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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acute hiv

Is it possible develop thrush,Candidiasis, during acute HIV?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, it is possible. Read more »

Worried about Thrush

Reading some articles, I have found that Thrush is associated with HIV and AIDS, just because a person has thrush does this mean that they possibly are infected with the HIV virus?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...There are numerous reasons why a person may present with thrush (candidiasis), including but not limited to HIV/AIDS, uncontrolled diabetes, use of asthma inhalers, use of systemic corticosteroids Read more »

Recognition of thrush

Dr. Reznik,I am one of those persons who is afraid to get tested. I think I may have thrush, due to the film that continues to develop on my tongue, and white appearance.I was at my Dentist's office for a check up, and told him that i'm having a...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...The diagnosis of thrush (candidiasis) can easily be made by clinical examination if the underlying medical history is known. If a person's medical history Read more »

Thrush / HIV - ??

I was diagnosed with thrush in late January. Since I was at risk for HIV infection I was tested and it was negative. About 1 month ago the thrush came back. I was tested for HIV 2 weeks ago and the results were negative again. Could my thrush be...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...agree the tests we use today are accurate at 3 months.Second, there are several potential reasons why you are presenting with thrush (candidiasis) other than HIV infection such as diabetes, use of certain medications including broad spectrum... Read more »
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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

...Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Conclusion Introduction Oral candidiasis, which is also called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat. Candidiasis of the throat is called esophageal candidiasis... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Candidiasis in Immune-Compromised Women

...Candida can infect the lining of the mucous membranes in the esophagus, intestines, vagina, throat and lungs. Oral candidiasis (thrush) or recurrent vaginal candidiasis (vaginitis, yeast infection) is an early sign of weakening of the immune... Read more »
The Body

A "Cultured" Response to HIV: Probiotics in Yogurt Could Hold Keys to Optimal Gut Health in HIVers

...surprising, as it's been known for some time that the probiotics in yogurt can aid in the prevention of fungal infections such as thrush (candidiasis) . There has even been a study showing that a cousin of the lactobacillus bacteria often found... Read more »
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Erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...by itself.. then it comes back maybe in a week in a diff location and goes away again.. does this sound like Erythematous candidiasis? from what i have read it is unlikly it is because it usually doesnt just resolve by itself within a day or... Read more »

oral candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Good afternoon, my question is the following: One can have oral candidiasis, to last generation's eleven months of an exposition of risk and with four proofs ( ELISA ), last theirs to the 185 days of Read more »

candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My girlfriend is suffering with vaginal candidiasis.I read in many pages that it could be the first sign for HIV.She had a test for HIV and it was negative.Please give me some Read more »

oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
...Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it- *is always painful? *has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance? * always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath Read more »