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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common 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...
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thrush and HIV progression

Sorry for my English. I know that thrush is a typical illness of AIDS. Without meds, How long does the aids to appear after thrush?. Is true that thrush is a sing to fast progress to aids?. ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Thrush usually appears once T helper cell counts are less than 350, and this usually preceded the onset of AIDS by a few years. Thrush is indeed a sign that HIV disease is progressing.... 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. The more... Read more »

Oral Thrush

I think I have oral thrush. For the past 6 weeks I have had about 5 occassions when I wake up, where there is a kind of white film almost like dead skin on the inside of the front of my mouth. It comes off very easily and does not leave any marks....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It would be unlikely to have thrush already. However anything is possible. The obvious answer is to get tested for HIV. The antibody test should be positive by now. Waste no time, get your MD to do an HIV test! DTD... Read more »

Diagnosed With Thrush.

I have been diagnosed with thrush. It has appeared on my gums and tongue. I had been taking antibiotics maybe 2 weeks before developing these symptoms. I noticed that the more I started taking the antibiotics the more my tongue started to look...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
This is a difficult question to answer without actually knowing what antibiotic you were on and for what reason. You did mention in the message that you had been on antibiotic therapy for approximately two weeks and were already experiencing nausea... Read more »
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definately thrush!!

Posted by uhohblita, 5 Replies
After terrible bouts of bed sheet soaking night sweats, i woke up and definately had thrush!! small white patches in back of mouth and under tongue.. and terrible taste in mouth.. what is going on?!?!
for a reminder, i've had multiple elisa's neg at... Read more »

thrush or what

Posted by daisey6205, 3 Replies
OK. I know it is going to sound crazy.... but my tongue feels like it is being laid on an iron and tortured.....I have a small red blister on one side and it is kinda white on top. It hurts. It burns. It is on fire. Anyone know if this might be... Read more »

oral sex, hepes. thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am terrified. I know my risk is low, but I have been extremely anxious over this anyway. I have been having panic attacks frequently.
Just over 4 weeks ago, I gave oral sex to a guy that I've known since i was a teenager. He did not ejaculate, but... Read more »

Funny illness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have suffered from gastric pains fro the last year. As a result I have not been feeling well throughout the year. My symptoms are burping, abdominal pain, diahorrea and gas. I have read from somewhere that HIV + person will have these symptoms as... Read more »