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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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White patches on back of throat! Help!

Hello to you. My ? is why do i have white patches on very back of throat and red bumps on the thing on the roof of my mouth that looks like a punching bag? Have been tested for aids, and was negative, but that was more than a year ago. While...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
If all your HIV tests are negative, then most likely you do not have HIV. Have you had a throat culture performed?? White patches can often be a sign of thrush (a fungal infection). Could you have a sexually transmitted infection? Have you had oral... Read more »

White patches on tongue

Dear Dr. Bob,First off, let me say that this forum is a wonderful thing that has been very helpful to me over the last few weeks.Like others who have posted in this forum, I am a happily married father of two who went to see an escort as a little...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tom,Why is it such a common symptom? Actually it's not. It's just that folks don't freak out until after they get their freak on. So that's when they begin examining their tongue every 10 seconds and checking their... Read more »

White Patches and HIV

Dear Dr.I am male and sexually gay and bottom, I am always having safe sex, I got NAAT tested at 11/17/2012 and again 2/16/2013 for the past months and the results were Negative every time. On the 2/17/2013 I had anal sex with a male, after 4 weeks...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If your partner was indeed using a condom ,there would not be a risk here. IF he is bluffing, there would, of course, be a concern were he to be HIV+.As to your question regarding symptoms of acute HIV infection, this develops within a few weeks of... Read more »

White patches on sides of tonuge?

HiCan you tell me what this condition could be. I'm postive and not taking medications. If I start taking medications will this condition go away. I have been postive for 14 years and only about 2-3 months now these white little patches have...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
It sounds like oral hairy leucoplakia (OHL) a harmless change caused by epstein-barr (mononucleosis) virus. It is quite charactersitic of HIV infection. The other possibility is candida (thrush), this would be removable with a toothbrush where as... Read more »
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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 back... Read more »

Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have white patches on my tounge only mostly near the tip and sides in front. They seem to be like craters with white borders. My tounge also burns really bad. There are also a few tiny little red spots that hurt too. Does this sound like thrush or... Read more »

How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
I have noticed a whitish coat over my entire tongue for the past week. I've been reading up on thrush and its typically described as milkish/curdish white patches. I don't have these typical patches any other patches in the mouth, just an even... Read more »

Thrush question - PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me out here!! Would thrush only show up on the insides of the cheeks after brushing your teeth and then disolve and go away after 1 or 2 hours? I have been getting some build up of gunk on the insides of mouth but only there after... Read more »