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Thrush Sign Of HIV Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses. When our immune system is working, it controls these germs. But when the immune system is weakened by HIV disease or by some medications, these germs can get out of control and cause health problems. Infections that take advantage of weakness in the immune defenses are called "opportunistic." The phrase "opportunistic...
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THRUSH HIV?

Dear Doctor,I have been having a severe sinus problems and I believe that is because of my heavy smoking habit and the heavy use of nasal spray. The worse thing is that I also have athsma and have ben taking Ventide ( Sabutamol) since I was very...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...times people forget to rinse out a steroid-containing inhaler after use and subsequently develop thrush. Is thrush a sign of HIV infection? Yes, but thrush is also sign of other conditions and a consequence of certain medications. Hope this... Read more »

thrush resistant to several treatments

Hello Doctor,I am hoping that you can shed some light on my situation. I'll try to keep it simple. I've had one unprotected, heterosexual, sexual encounter with a person of unknown HIV status. One month later, I tested for HIV 1 & 2, which was...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...60% of the general population will test positive for the presence of Candida species, the organisms that cause candidiasis (thrush). Just because a person tests positive for the presence of Candida, does not mean they have candidiasis. You stated... Read more »

Candidiasis?

Dear Dr. Reznik,I'm writing to you from Germany. 3 years ago I developed a sore throat, I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with pharyngitis. This went on for a few weeks; I had been prescribed with a medication. But it didn't help. I went to an...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Dear R.The TV show you saw is accurate as candidiasis or thrush can be a sign of HIV infection. There are numerous reasons why a person can develop candidiasis such as uncontrolled diabetes, use of systemic broad spectrum Read more »

fourth try- thrush

Dr,I have read that oral thrush is generally an indicator of an advanced HIV infection(cd4<350).However, is it possible for someone to get oral thrush during the acute stage of the infection, after only a month or so from the time of infection. If...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...other diseases can result in thrush being present in the mouth. It is a sign of immune dysfunction, from whatever cause. Within HIV disease, it can occur across the spectrum of HIV infection and at many different CD4 counts. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Carcelain G, Li TS, et al. Positive effects of combined antiretroviral therapy on CD4+ T cell homeostasis and function in advanced HIV disease. Science 1997;277:112-6. 9. Connick E, Lederman MM, Kotsin BL et al. Immune reconstitution in the first... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...Please see Fact Sheet 611 for more information on pregnancy and HIV. What Do Women Need to Know? Women are at risk for HIV infection. Many women think AIDS is a disease of gay men. But women get HIV from heterosexual sex and from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...molecules to fight HIV. A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection. People who have the HIV antibodies are called "HIV-Positive." Fact Sheet 102 has more information on... Read more »
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oral thrush question

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...im not sure if this is an early sign of hiv infection but from what ive heard and read it occurs in late hiv infection. is this true? and is it most common on the back on the tongue Read more »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi Guys I have chronic oral thrush as well as thrush down below. Had it for 5 weeks. Doctor says i must have got it from the girl i have been seeing for the last Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of our fungal symptoms if we were negative at the time of those symptoms? Could the new fungal symptoms be signs of initial HIV infection or do HIV-related fungal systems only occur as the disease progresses towards AIDS? I need help! Read more »

10yrs dont think so

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sneezing or fague aches and pains. What about web sites that say stuff like seb. dermatitis, thrush, and folliculitis are signs of hiv infection and can come at anytime. Just curious for response. Read more »