Smokers And Thrush

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HIV Neg guy says he has thrush

Dr. Bob,I was reading through your posts (as I always do)and read a post from someone who thought they had thrush--even though they had negative HIV tests. You said what he thinks is thrush may not be that.I had a thought about what he might be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Thrush" is frequently misdiagnosed. Yes, smoking can cause visible changes to the tongue. Likewise, mouth breathing at night can dehydrate Read more »

20 years hiv

1986.. And now 51 non drinker non smoker healthy till just lately.. I have thrush.. I had all my... Read more »

oral candidiasis=drug resistance?

Dear Doc,I am on HAART treatment for almost 2 years now taking both combivir and stocrin,1st line... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...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 »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking Tobacco and HIV

...put extra stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused by the Epstein-Barre virus), as well as various types of pneumonia. Nicotine, a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Cluster Analysis of Drug Use and Sexual HIV Risks and Their Correlates in a Sample of African-American Crack Cocaine Smokers With HIV Infection

... In this cross-sectional study, the researchers sought to classify a sample of HIV-positive African-American crack cocaine smokers into homogenous HIV drug use and sexual risk groups using a two-step multivariate cluster analysis. The subjects... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Motivation and Patch Treatment for HIV-Positive Smokers: A Randomized Controlled Trial

...of smoking abstinence by a third (odds ratio=1.32, 95 percent confidence interval=0.99-1.75). In this sample of HIV-positive smokers, the researchers concluded, ME treatment plus NRT did not improve cessation rates over and above SC treatment... Read more »
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