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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...opportunistic infections. In the mouth, the infection is called thrush . When the infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can also cause cracking at the corners of the mouth. This is called angular chelitis. In the vagina, the infection is called yeast...
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THRUSH?!?

Mark,Thanks for your comments and insight. I have a worry that is driving me up the wall. 81 days ago or about 11 weeks I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker. It lasted only a few minutes, but this concern stems deeper. At 10 weeks post...
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
...Thrush, or a yeast infection, is not specific for HIV infection. It can be the result of a variety of medical illnesses and a side effect Read more »

White patches on back of throat! Help!

Hello to you. My ? is why do i have white patches on very back of throat and red bumps on the thing on the roof of my mouth that looks like a punching bag? Have been tested for aids, and was negative, but that was more than a year ago. While i've...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...negative, then most likely you do not have HIV. Have you had a throat culture performed?? White patches can often be a sign of thrush (a fungal infection). Could you have a sexually transmitted infection? Have you had oral sex and if so, have you... Read more »

PLEASE ANSWER!!!

David,Thanks for your comments and insight. I have a worry that is driving me up the wall. 81 days ago or about 11 weeks I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker. It lasted only a few minutes, but this concern stems deeper. At 10 weeks post...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...HIV infection as many, many people, without any underlying medical illness present with this condition.As far as culturing for thrush, it is important to note that the organisms that lead to thrush normally inhabit the oral cavity. A positive... Read more »

Herpes on the roof of the mouth?

I am HIV since 1988. I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1996. My viral load is currently detectable at around 1000 copies and my tcells are about 295. Within the last six months I have had four times now, blisters on the roof of my mouth. They always...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
While these could be just canker sores, they could also be due to herpes, a fungal infection, etc. Their characteristics and some special tests should allow your doctor to make a diagnosis. There are specific tests for herpes, fungal infections,... Read more »
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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 InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...(Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal infection that can cause thrush (a white film in your mouth) or infections in your throat or vagina, see Fact Sheet 501 . AIDS-related... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're... Read more »
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please help

Posted by Anonymous
...of light floats in front of my vision for about a minute, and it changes color. My vision is also blurry. I have also had a sore throat since the summer. My cause for concern is a needle prick I had recieved from a discarded needle in a... Read more »

white roof of mouth?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...my roof of mouth is white, one day i noticed it just turned that color. its not a film covering just a discoloration. very distict to me where Read more »

Seroconverting after 10 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had what I would consider a high risk exposure with a female sex worker in Thailand. About a week later I had white spots on the back of my throat. I went to see a Dr. and tested positive for strep. Of course, I was exstatic. The Dr. did... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone here know how long after hiv infection that thrush would apear??? Read more »