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Untreated Thrush For Years

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untreated for 7 years

My daughter just shared with our family that she has known for 7 years that she was HIV positive. Her t-cell count is 33 and she has only been on the meds for 5 days. she says she is not in pain but she has the thrash in her mouth and in 2monthsgone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It's certainly sad that your daughter has known about her infection for seven years but only started treatment five days ago when her counts had fallen to dangerously low levels and she had become symptomatic (thrush and severe wasting).... Read more »

undiagnosed and untreated for 12 years

am 62. My HIV/AIDS wnent undiagnosed and untreated for 12 - 15 years. How much worse will this be... Read more »

Oral Thrush and Party Drugs?

I have a question regarding Thrush. This past week I went to have my teeth cleaned for the first... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: Bacterium Targets Untreated HIV-Positive People

Researchers are warning of an intestinal disease in sub-Saharan Africa that is affecting immune-compromised individuals, including mostly HIV-infected individuals who are not in treatment and children who are malnourished or infected with the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama: Groups to Assess Birmingham's Untreated HIV-Positive Population

AIDS United has given $750,000 to three Birmingham organizations to ascertain the number of HIV-positive persons in the Birmingham region who are not receiving treatment. With this grant, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's 1917 Clinic and the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Suggests Immune Systems of Untreated HIV-Infected Individuals May Deteriorate Faster Than Previously Thought

The immune systems of untreated HIV-infected individuals appear to deteriorate faster than previously thought, according to preliminary results of a small clinical trial. This finding suggests that clinicians may need to monitor people with recent... Read more »
HIV i-Base

One Third of HIV-Positive People at Five UK Clinics Have Symptomatic Depression: Link to Adherence and Viral Suppression -- 40% Cases Are Untreated

The ASTRA study (Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risk and Attitudes) is a UK multicentre prospective study using self-completed questionnaires relating to HIV and depression in over 3000 HIV positive people. Importantly, the study also... Read more »
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THRUSH

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi
I have been with my partner for five and a half years now and during my pregnancy 3 years ago was given the routine HIV test which was negative. My question is that I have been reading through the sites about vaginal thrush and it says it can... Read more »

Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than... Read more »

Thrush... HIV or the pill???

Posted by Anonymous
About one year ago i had a huge HIV scare..... I tested negative at 7 weeks and never tested again because i was told a 7 week test is quite conclusive and i wasn't really in high risk.... i needed to get past it and move on.
I took a new lease on... Read more »