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Thrush Mouth Virus

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...infection, see Fact Sheet 515 ; KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see Fact Sheet 511 ; CMV (Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal infection that can cause thrush (a white film in your mouth) or infections in your throat or vagina, see Fact Sheet 501 . AIDS-related symptoms also include serious weight loss, brain tumors, and other health problems. Without treatment,...
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Thrush or leukoplakia/leukopenia

Dear Dr.I have had a persistent white coating on my tongue for the past 4+ weeks. I've been positive 22 years, CD4 at 506, up from 19 two years ago (restarted meds), VL undetectable. I tried Periogard for 2 weeks and then 2 weeks of Diflucan. My...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thrush is a result of overgrowth of yeast in the mouth. It usually presents as while coat over mouth which can include the tongue, Read more »

you right again, god bless you and your knowledge (THRUSH)

well..today i did the test, i know is early but the doctor said the pcr is not conclusive but is a piece a mind until the 3 mounts mark. He said exactly what like you"2( . Most people who think they have thrush actually don't! (Get a second opinion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...taking the time to write back. I wanted to post your comment because it may help many others who are also convinced they have thrush/oral candidiasis but in reality are merely suffering from "anxiety/depression, guilt and stress."Good luck with... Read more »

Thrush

Dr Aberg: After following your advice and getting a 6 month negative test for hiv1/2 I was diagnosed with thrush, have mouth ulcers and burning tongue. Would you recommend further testing in this case. Went to private doctor she said it sounds...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...Please see my other responses dealing with thrush. If you have not had any potential HIV exposures in the interim from the time you first got tested, I would not get another test Read more »

please help. Thrush?

Sorry for my English and thanks for your atencion. It,s posible have thrush in the tongue during 2,5 years?. I have like a cream in the tongue. When I brush my tongue, the cream dissapear, but not all, and under the cream my tongue has like a very...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It would be pretty unusual to be HIV+ and have thrush constantly but only on the tongue for 2.5 years, without losing weight or getting sicker. Heavy cigarette smokers can have a Read more »
Articles
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 »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're... Read more »
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 Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...to support this fact. In a study of 79 men with AIDS, the virus could be found in the saliva of only one. This man had PCP, thrush, and other mouth and throat lesions. Even in this man, the level of virus found in his saliva was 10,000 times less... Read more »
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thrush returns

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had oral thrush end of February this year and it took a few weeks to get rid of (due to antibiotics). My doctor tested me for HIV and it was Read more »

Dieying of worries

Posted by Norge, 1 Reply
...Thats all which is freking me out. Just after 15 minutes of the sex session I got headache and it remained for 4 days. I have thrush (white things on tongue) and I have always had thrush problems. Feeling some muscle pain and back pain (which I... Read more »

Clear some myths up for me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've heard some of what I think are myths that I want cleared up: First of all, can HIV pass through condoms? Someone told me that it could. Secondly, what exactly is this "white tongue" that I hear about? And in terms of HIV, when does its... Read more »

dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then like 10 minutes later i start to get that dry metallic bitter taste back in my mouth. during the days i can tell it's drier than normal. my stomach is not feeling 100% either. i don't know if... Read more »