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Vaginal Discharge Thrush

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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 opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching and a thick, white discharge. Any woman who experiences vaginal discharge should seek medical evaluation and treatment. While certain factors (diabetes; antibiotic use;... Read more »

What are symptoms of lymphoma

Dear Sir, If I had lymphoma, what would be the symptoms. I have been HIV+ for 16 years. I have a hard, sore mass on my left side of stomach, I have large smooth raised bumps under my arms, similar to shoulder pads, my face has become sunken around...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...have a growth, it would definitely pay to see a health care provider. You say you've been HIV+ for 16 years and have vaginal thrush, but yet you rarely see a doctor. It sounds like you are overdue to seek help. Do you have access to an HIV... Read more »

Approaching 3 Years...

Hi Dr Bob,I understand you must get hundreds of questions coming your way, but Id be very very grateful if you could answer mine.Almost 3 years ago (New Years Eve to be exact), I was bitten on the end of the finger by a university friend during a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello John,You state you "don't even dare venture onto fair rides or air travel . . ." and that "during the 3 years my life has been horrible . . . (because) not a moment has gone by without this thought (being HIV positive) in my mind." My advice... Read more »

About candidiasis

Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...depend on location but can be an itchy, moist, red rash especially in the groin, discomfort and/or difficulty swallowing, and vaginal discharge & itching. Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...being screened for HIV Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around the vagina, labia, or anal area and thick, curd-like vaginal discharge HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat ... Read more »
Project Inform

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 Community Research Initiative of America

Vaginal Yeast Infections

...persistent vaginal candidiasis should be tested for HIV infection. Symptoms of vaginal candidiasis include a thick, white/yellow vaginal discharge (often described as "cottage cheese" in appearance) associated with mild to severe itching, burning... 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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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...saw a white layer on my tongue - thought it was because I was smoking so much. Looked for more symptoms online and found oral thrushleukoplakia - I haven't been on any antibiotics in many years or knowingly meet any of the "other"causes! Also had... Read more »

Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
...Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White Read more »

Thrush on bum?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been feeling some discomfort this week in my bum area which could be thrush I think. I was wondering whether thrush appearing there might be a sign that I have HIV? Read more »