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What Happens If Thrush Mouth Goes Untreated

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reoccurring thrush in mouth only

I keep experiencing thrush in my mouth. I had a pap smear done, and everything turned out clear. I was prescribed Diflucan once, and it slowly went away. Now, 2 weeks later I have it again. I am a virgin, have been tested for HIV and came out...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You could conceivably pick up thrush from oral sex. If you practice safe sex (including condom use with oral sex) and follow-up HIV tests at 2 and 6 months are negative for HIV, then you don't have HIV. There are other reasons to get yeast... Read more »

dry mouth,thrush,PCP and anxiety

Dear Doctor:I heard that dry mouth is common in people having HIV(I don't mean under... Read more »

untreated for 7 years

My daughter just shared with our family that she has known for 7 years that she was HIV positive.... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

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HIV and Your Mouth

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HIV and the Mouth

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »

Strange stuff in my mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just a little worried, I am a gay man who has has some encounters recently with several different men. It should be noted that I have gotten but not given oral sex from all these men. I have also had anal sex(given) with a condom several times with... Read more »

is this thrush

Posted by Anonymous
i am getting this white stuff in my mouth its not really stuck its not really visible all over i can take my finger and run around my gums and it looks like little stings of skin it comes and goes have any ideas what this could be

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Oral Thrush and HIV?

Posted by phillyeagles, 2 Replies
I am wondering how prevalent oral thrush is as an acute HIV symptom. I have read differing opinions online where some say oral thrush is a common symptom, and others say that it takes awhile for the immune system to break down to the point where... Read more »