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Is thrush an early sign of hiv

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No.: Those are not typical early symptoms. But if you have had risky sex, you need to make sure you don't have either one, or other std's, too. Don't wait... Read More
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not likely: Thrush, pale tongue, and white coating of the tongue are not the same things. Thrush is a yeast infection. Coated tongue can occur with innumerable mi... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Late, usually: Usually a sign of late infection, i.e. overt AIDS, usually several years after catching HIV. It can occur in early HIV, but usually does not. In eithe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
HIV: Untreated HIV can affect people differently. Some have no symptoms. Symptoms include raised skin rash, thrush with sometimes with pain with swallowing... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luciann Hruza
Dermatology 33 years experience
HIV: A sore throat by itself is not a a sign of hiv. If you are concerned you were exposed to HIV you should get tested. Testing can be done anonymously at... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: Some other causes are: use of steroids (inhaled or systemic), occasionally use of antibiotics, other immune-deficiency states other than hiv.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Unknown: Hiv harms the immune system making you more likely to get infections. I know of no time frame. Some of my patients get thrush and others don't.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Years: Before the era of effective medications, it would take several years before the immuodeficiency became severe enough to make thrush appear. It might a... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No specific time: There are varying degrees of immune dysfunction with HIV and there are varying levels of exposure to agents that cause opportunistic infections (i.e. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
HIV is Hard to Get: Yes. But, only if you have any history of sexual exposure or IV drug use with shared needles. There are numerous and more common reasons for thrush in... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
NO: Absolutely not...There are many reasons why you may have thrush. Don't jump the gun...See you primary care doctor for a complete examination.

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