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Thrush Worried It Could Be HIV

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is thrush something to worry about?

hello, i am a 25 male and recently went to see my doctor thinking i had strep throat because of the pain in my throat. wen i went to see my doctor she said to me that i have throat/mouth fungal infection. and she asked me if i have been in close...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...The easiest way to find out if you have HIV infection is to get tested for HIV. Your risk for acquiring HIV is very low given, as you have stated in your question, your Read more »

HIV worry has caused my body to fall apart (JUST MADE A DONATION OF 70$)

Thank you for all that you do, Doc.I had protected oral and vaginal sex with a sex worker in Spain... Read more »

Thrush - an Early Sign?

Hi Dr. Bob,I developed thrush (Dr confirmed) about 2 weeks ago. Now it appears to be coming back. ... Read more »
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Still Worried

Posted by bashy, 3 Replies
...tested negative out to 3.5 years but six months ago i was diagnosed with shingles and only yesterday i was diagnosed with oral thrush, these symptoms just evoke my anxities. Ive 1 pcr, 4 duo tests and 10 antibody tests up to 9 months after scare... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...cold chills, and muscle aches. No fever, though. THIS was when the madness began -- I started going on the Internet, and my HIV-hypochondria/obsession started getting out of control. I've seen the doctors, all of whom can't seem to diagnose me... Read more »

How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
...Are there any other oral infections besides thrush that present this way? Also, does anyone know how common thrush is in an HIV- person. I am very worried that I might have HIV and I am trying to summon the courage to go for a test. Other weird... Read more »

For those worrying about their tongue being white

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Here's some pics of Hiv/AIDs patients with thrush (or white coat on tongue). Go to the HIV/AIDS section http://www.afraidtoask.com/std.html Read more »