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What Are The Dangers Of Oral Candidiasis

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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oral candidiasis

is oral candidiasis an AIDS-DEFINING opportunistic infection?...
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
NO. Only if the diagnosis establishes esophageal or pulmonary (lung)candidiasis.... Read more »

Persistent oral candidiasis for more then 4 months but hiv NEG.

Hello Dr.Iam a little confuse here, would you recommend another hiv test if had a persistent oral candidiasis or thrush for more than 4 months ?1) My risk was unprotected (condom broked) sex with a girl of unknown status the 11th of June. Another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Regarding HIV testing, you will need to repeat your HIV-antibody test three months from your last potential exposure (Sept. 27). HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive.There are many... Read more »

oral warts & erythematous candidiasis

I had several red flat spots on my toungue for quite some time . Some of them have disappear but one remains. It is consistent with erythematous candidiasis I also in my examination discovered warts under my tongue. Could I be negative and still...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
I think the biggest point I need to make in regards to this question is the following:There are not any oral manifestations we see in association with HIV infection that are unique to this disease. For example, there are several other underlying... Read more »

identifying oral candidiasis

Hi Dr Reznik,In a case of candidiasis on the soft and/or hard palate where it is hard to get a good view, would it be easy to FEEL the lesions/patches with a finger? Also, wouldn't erythematous candidiasis be painful when a finger is rubbed...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
You should be able to feel the presence of pseudomembranous candidiasis (thrush) on the hard or soft palates (roof of the mouth) with your tongue and possibly your finger. There are very mild cases which one may not be able to "feel" with... Read more »
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oral candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Good afternoon, my question is the following:

One can have oral candidiasis, to last generation's eleven months of an exposition of risk and with four proofs ( ELISA ), last theirs to the 185 days of the aforementioned exposition, thanks to wholes, I... Read more »

oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it-

*is always painful?
*has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance?
* always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath when scraped off?

OR

Can it simply be "creamy film" on... Read more »

candidiasis oral??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
No se si es candidiasis oral o no!! tengo la lengua muy blanca, sobre todo la parte de mas adentro. Lo que pasa es que no es en formas de placas como e leido por aqui. No se si ser candidiasis o no, que pensais?? Read more »

Periodontitis y Candidiasis Oral

Posted by jucarucha
Hola, tengo 70 dias despues de una relacion de riesgo y ya tengo candidiasis oral con la lengua deforme en sus curvas y los dientes se me estan separando.
Alguien de ustedes me podria indicar si esto tiene correcion? No cumplo ni los 3 meses de la... Read more »