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children and AIDS

how does aids affect children?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...lymphadenopathy [swollen glands], failure to thrive [poor growth], chronic oral thrush[ yeast infection in the mouth]; some children may remain asymptomatic for many years but these are a minority; all children can be diagnosed with HIV infection... Read more »

Other diseases and thrush?

I realize that on previous occasions you have mentioned that all the opportunistic dieseases that prey on people when they are HIV+ are all symptoms of other illnesses, I was wondering what other illnesses might bring on an occurrence of thrush?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. It commonly occurs in children, but is not normally seen in adults. Inadults, it normally occurs when there is some type of problem with the immunesystem. Read more »

sore mouthThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

For the last three weeks or so I have been experiencing a sore mouth. I have read various articles about candidia, and frankly I am up in the air because there are so many different and conflicting published comments. I do have a whittish covering...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...known as oralcandidiasis. Thrush in adults occurs when the immune system is notfunctioning properly. It is not unusual for children to get thrush in theirmouth, but thrush in an adult indicates a problem with the immune system. This could be... Read more »

OHL in a 6yr old

my 6 yr old daughter is hiv+, good cell counts, no meds and is asymptomatic except now and then I notice very small (1 cm) areas of non-removable white spots on the sides of her tongue which come and go. I know this sounds like OHL, but I thought...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Oral hairy leukoplakia is uncommon, but can occur, in children. The condition that you are describing could also be thrush. I would recommend that you bring your daughter to her HIV care provider Read more »
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...California, San Francisco. Retrieved July 2009 from www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/pdf/parentFS.pdf . Nation PTA (2003). Talking with kids about HIV/AIDS. Retrieved March 2005 from www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/healthsafety/hiv_eng.pdf Read more »
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can you see thrush when rinsing/spitting?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is thrush visible in the water when one is pitting/rinsing? When ever I brush my teeth and rince I always note some white/yellowish stuff Read more »

please help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I went to the Id doctor he gave me fluconazole for 5 days for thrush on tongue it went away for just a few weeks now it is back and making my mouth more dry and more enlarged taste buds. what should Read more »

is this sh*t for real

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...chris's human immunodeficiency virus (CHIV) what the hell, this is so frustrating I am at the end of my ropes if I did not have kids (some of witch are showing symptoms also) I would go jump of the skyway bridge why do I have all these aids... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello Every morning when I wake up I have white patches on the tip of my tounge. Im not sure wheather its geo tounge or thrush. As the day goes on it wears away after eating and drinking. It leaves red irritated areas where it was, and is always... Read more »