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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a 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 than 300 May affect appetite More likely to occur in diabetics and when steroid medications...
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tongue fungus and others

dear doctor, i wrote you on 18 feb regarding my VL=49000, CD4=150 and =8.8. i am taking tenofovir, 3TC and efavirenz evening. Bactrim and flucozole in the morning. my tongue still with fungus (white). how to treat it? I took flucozole for 2...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...2 months of fluconazole, you still have white lesions on the tongue, your symptoms deserve more evaluation. Either it's not thrush- most likely- or you could have fluconazole-resistant thrush.In the former case, it's not uncommon for persons to... Read more »

what could be causing the problems with my thoat

I found out about my HIV 4 months ago when I had PCP infection, I was very ill and was intubated. I have inproved but lately I have been having problems with my throat and going to the ENT Doc, he prescibed Nexium for the next 3 months. I was taking...
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
...PCP pneumonia or in your esophagus as a result of too much stomach acid (hence nexium working) or because of something like thrush or another infection causing the symptoms. Read more »

Rapid test at 5 months

Dear Sir:May God bless you for all good Karma. I am a professional from India and working in Canada and had risky sexual encounter 5 months agon on May 16,2008 with a guy who later turned out to be positive. My blood HIV test at two weeks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Indian Guy Working in Canada,I'll assume your "risky sexual encounter" involves unprotected sex of some type. Certainly unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, testing is warranted.... Read more »

Oral Thrush

Hello, I know this is question is not part of this forum, but I didnt see a section to log this question. I am HIV poz. Viral is under 1000 and Tcells around low 300s. My tcells have never been below 300. In Aug. I started feeling as though I had...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.If two docs have both said that you don't have thrush, it's pretty unlikely that you do (thrush has a fairly characteristic apprearance). If in doubt you could have a throat culture; Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...treat. Fluconazole is a very expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to... 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 »
The Well Project


...discontinue prophylaxis when CD4 cells rises above 200 Bacterial Pneumonias Pneumonia-causing bacteria are commonly found in the throat. In HIV-positive people with weakened immune systems, especially HIV-positive women, the bacteria can... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain; severe tiredness; respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, and sore throat); and possible rash. Symptoms are listed on the patient information sheet and warning card that you receive each... Read more »
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Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
...Hi there, I tested negative at about 5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW. Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems Read more »

Take a deep breath and get tested FOR YOUR OWN SAK

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...- or should be! Some of these include burning mouth/tongue, sores in the mouth, coated tongue (which many people mistake for thrush), dry throat, chapped lips, gum disease, etc. The thing that people don't realize is the importance of saliva. It... Read more »

Not all doctor's, are on top of it!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply Guess what, that doctor did not take an agressive approach, and he formed liasions in his lungs. Also diagnosed him with thrush, and it was a sore throat. Check out: "The Academy of HIV Medicine". website.. If your doctor is not... Read more »

Chiquilla, please read mate

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...carried out in Britian. So can I say I am in the clear? I panik as @ week 8 i developed a sore throat and at week 8.5 developed thrush on my penis is this relative? Your response is much appreciated. Regards Read more »