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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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Dr. Feinberg,In a recent post you told a person to relax because thrush was not bumps on the tongue, but rather a white coating which can be easily sraped off. I am concerned because recently I've noticed a white coating towards the back of my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I gave the textbook description of what typical thrush looks like. I don't know what you have, since I can't see it. If you are still concerned and Read more »

Hetero Unprotected Vaginal - Terrified of HIV

Dr. Bob, I am terrified and I'll be brief. Me- 29yo healthy US maleIncident - Visited massage parlour in montreal and performed unprotected oral on french canadian female "masseuse". Started protected vaginal but condom broke and was unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...statistical risk would be less, as we don't know the status of your Quebecoise Hot Mamma masseuse. 2.I tend to doubt what you have is thrush. Even if it is, the vast majority of cases have nothing to do with HIV. In general, HIV-related thrush is... Read more »

whats in my cheeks??

It is said that thrush is located on the tongue, gum, and in the cheeks. I have an unremovable white nerve-likes bet. inside my cheeks (plus white coating on my whole tongue, red red tonsils, heavy veins (color black,violet,red) in my lower inside...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thrush can be a part of acute retroviral syndrome, however, from what you describe, I have a very low suspicion. Thrush typically occurs in multiple circular or oval patches on the tongue, cheeks, gums or Read more »

Yeast Infection?

My brother has had a problem with a white patch on the side of his tongue. He has been to two doctors and they thinks it is a yeast infection or thrush. Both times he has been treated with antibotics but the spot is still there.Could they be...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Fromyour description this sounds more like oral hairy leukoplakia to me than thrush. The antifungals used for thrush will not help OHL, but Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan) lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...symptoms. The most common symptoms usually include discomfort of the mouth and throat, burning and an altered sense of taste (often described as "bad"). Creamy white or yellowish coatings or spots on the mouth and throat are also common. Thrush... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...listed here, along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with fairly high CD4... Read more »
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besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
...flashlight in my mouth order to see for syphilis signs (mad i know!!). I was going nuts. At the next morning I woke up with oral thrush in the tongue and what I know now is geographic tongue. I went to google to find out what that was and I... Read more »

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...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 pictures... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dissapear. I have a bad habit of biting my tongue as well. Do you think it's possible its just dead skin healing or doe sit fit the description of thrush? Also, is thrush just white patches in your mouth? I read of symptoms such as burning and... Read more »

Help needed from knowledgeable people thank you!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have read that thrush is a sign of HIV? If so what exactly is it? I have developed some white looking little bumps around my taste buds in the back Read more »