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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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HIV Related or All In My Head?

I've been infected for 7+ years and I'm in my early 30's. I'm not on meds yet, because my numbers have been good. I often worry about every little thing. I'm sure most of my issues are just stress related, but I do wonder whether it is HIV.There...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
What you are going through is not at all unusual. Many people start to worry about little things that, most likely have no significance.It is true that HIV can cause gum disease and it is very importnat to maintain good oral hygiene. See the... Read more »

Thrush or not? I'm afraid!

Dear Dr Reznik,Thank you for being available for answering questions.I've had unsafe sex on some instances, the last being 8 weeks ago. I just tested HIV-But my tongue looks whitish in the front and is red toward the throat, the white and red are...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Dear "afraid":First, let me commend you for having an HIV diagnostic test! Would I think the symptoms you have described are symptomatic of HIV infection? The answer to this question is no. What would I advise? Wait until 3 months after your last... Read more »

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 i've...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...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 sex and if so, have you... Read more »

Do I have to retest? Your Opinion Please...

Dear Ryan, I'm Indonesian, Live in Jakarta. I had unprotected oral sex with female prostitute in September 2, 2002. Then about 3 month later, on 3 December 2002, I got fever, diarrhea, myalgia, oral thrush and severe headache for about 5 days. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Testing three or more months after exposure is considered accurate, so retesting is not necessary. Continue to consult with your doctor about symptoms that you experience.RMK Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...mouth and gums can show up in people with HIV. These are discussed below. Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay Candidiasis (thrush) Canker sores (apthous ulcers) Cold sores (herpes simplex) Gum disease (periodontitis) Hairy... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin 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 »
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 »
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please help!

Posted by abe123, 1 Reply
...Hi; I've had a protective sex whilst in Korea on a busniess trip 10 weeks ago. 2 weeks after that I've devloper oral thrush. I got tested at 4 weeks since the exposure using Abbott hiv1/2 ag/ab and the result was negative. However, at that time... Read more »

to chi, chi chi or others

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Does thrush delay seroconversion past 3 months? Doctor says he doesn't thinks its thrush, but my throat is very red and it looks like the Read more »

Worried About Infection - Thank U 4 Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I recently had my first series of sexual experiences ever in the past four weeks and am now worrying, kicking myself, stressing to the point of gray hairs, and hating myself because of potential HIV symptoms that I'm now experiencing. I would... Read more »

my story

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I dont know if this will make anyone feel better but I thought giving my own story might help. Possible exposure was on july-01. Since then been tested negative by Elisa at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and recently tested negatie by Elisa and non... Read more »