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... 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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Hi I know this is kind of long but there is a lot going on and we are really worried. I wrote in 9 months ago about my sister when she had toxoplasmosis. Six months prior to that she was hospitalized with pneumonia. Prior to the pneumonia she had...
Hello,I'm sorry to hear that your sister is having such a difficult time. Her condition is no doubt critical. Brain lesions of whatever cause (CMV, toxo, etc.) often cause severe neurological damage. Your sister's profound immunodeficiency (CD4... Read more »
I wrote in around a week ago and received a response telling me what we expected. There are some new developments. The doctors originally thought my sister inlaw had cmv and toxo. They are now calling it just toxo. She is on medicine for the...
...specialist and adhering to medicament regimens early in the course of the disease.Your sister remains in my thoughts. Dr. BobCMV, Thrush
and CD4 of 60 Jul 25, 2010Hi I know this is kind of long but there is a lot going on and we are really... Read more »
I was diagnosed in 1988 with HIV/Hep C. I started meds in 1994 and have done well since. My tcells are currently 284, (down from 350 the month before) and my viral load is undetectable. I've had a liver biopsy done a few years ago and it showed no...
Ouch-what a frustrating series of events. I would consider fluconazole as a likely cause of the liver problems from the information you provided. KH Read more »
I found out about my HIV 4 months ago when I had PCP infection, I was very ill and was intubated. I have inproved but lately I have been having problems with my throat and going to the ENT Doc, he prescibed Nexium for the next 3 months. I was taking...
...PCP pneumonia or in your esophagus as a result of too much stomach acid (hence nexium working) or because of something like thrush
or another infection causing the symptoms. Read more »
...treat. Fluconazole is a very expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush
, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to... Read more »
...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 »
...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush
) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
...likely to develop several opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush
(see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia... Read more »
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...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 »
...throat and tonsils -chills -dizziness -night sweats and sweating during the day(in 20 degree weather)I never sweat -nausea and vomiting
-fever -rash -headache -lack of energy -body aches -pain in my chest -shortness of breath -pain in my joints... Read more »
2 weeks ago I was in a mosh pit with a guy and he vomited and a little bit got on my leg. I checked my leg and I saw no blood, but I had a little cut on my leg from 20 days ago that was not actively bleeding. Could I face risk of HIV? Read more »
...I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush
, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative... Read more »