Thrush White Spots

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...out these frequently asked questions from's "Ask the Experts" forums or this research review from HIV InSite . 3. Your 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 perfectly well-rested. It can make you break out into rashes,...
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My recent diagnosis

Dear sir,I was recently diagnosed HIV positive middle of August. My VL was 6,900 and my CD4 count was 380. My doctor said I didn't need to go onto meds yet and that I should take time considering my options and getting used to the idea about my...
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
We cannot accurately define when infection might have occurred. We can only say it happened between 4/99 and 8/00. You are in a grey zone right now with respect to starting treatment. Some experts would recommend starting now because you have... Read more »

Can something else be done for thrush?

Dear Dr. Reznik. I have had white spots on my tongue for quite some time. My doctor never seems to take it serious. One time my PA gave my some white tablets which I tried, but that never helped;they were Clotrimazole troche's; which did not...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...that does not respond to traditional therapies, it is much more likely that you do not have thrush. There are several things "white spots" on your tongue may be such as geographic tongue, erosive lichen planus, hairy tongue, etc. My advice (and... Read more »


Hi Doc,been poz for about 4 years now, im doing really well, i wake up some mornings with a tiny white spot on the same part of the gum,( i picked at this a lot , i know i shouldnt have.), i comes off easily, leaving no mark or no doc said...
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
...or whether you are on HIV meds. The lower the CD4 count the greater the likelihood that mouth problems such as this could be thrush. It would be unusual for this to be thrush and only be in the one spot. It is usually easily recognizable, so I... Read more »

Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL); when does it appear?

Can OHL appears before HIV seroconversion while antibody test still negative or it can only appears in later stage of the disease? Thanks
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...for those unfamiliar with this entity, that OHL typically appears as white ridges under the tongue. Thrush can also appear as white spots on the tongue or in the oral cavity. Thrush, however, can be easily scraped off by a tongue depressor. ... Read more »
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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 »
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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

Fluconazole (Diflucan) 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 »
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To Anon who posted me yesterday

Posted by Jackie_Blue
...Sorry I didn't answer yesterday. You post got lost in all the confusion. Your questions: First, doesn't everyone have some white spots on the backs of their tongues regardless of HIV status anyway? Second, I have read about the oral symtpoms,... Read more »

just like everyone else

Posted by hopefulindy, 2 Replies
...Hello all! Hope everyone is doing well. Three months ago I had unprotected sex. I now have white spots in my mouth that I never noticed before. I showed them to my general dentist and she claims they are fordyce granules, which Read more »

Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is a white pasty coating on your tongue thrush? Any deffinite way to tell for sure? Read more »

How about this?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I received oral sex from a girl and briefly rubbed her clitoris, no penetration. I felt paranoid and saw white spots in my cheek about 3 weeks later. I tested 30 days later. I had the clinician give me the oral rapid test and then the blood Read more »
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