Top
30
Doctor insights on: Is Thrush An Early Sign Of Hiv

Share
1

1
Is thrush or pale tongue an early sign (in the first month after infection) of HIV or syphilis?

Is thrush or pale tongue an early sign (in the first month after infection) of HIV or syphilis?

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 for symptoms, often there may be none until the infection is advanced. Practice safe sex from now on! ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
1,113 Doctors shared insights

Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


2

2
Is oral thrush in hiv an early symptom stage or later symptom stage?

Is oral thrush in hiv an early symptom stage or later symptom stage?

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 either recent or longstanding HPV, thrush is never the only symptom. Also, most coated tongue and other white patches in the mouth are not thrush. See a doctor if you have symptoms you are concerned about. ...Read more

3

3
If sore throat was HIV sign would it ever be by itself or always be accompanied by a fever&rash? Also have slight cough/no thrush/no fever/no rash.?

If sore throat was HIV sign would it ever be by itself or always be accompanied by a fever&rash? Also have slight cough/no thrush/no fever/no rash.?

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 many state health departments so if you are worried better to be tested and find out.
The signs of HIV may not always be easy for you to tell without testing for the virus. ...Read more

4

4
Can a adult male get thrush without hiv?

Yes: Some other causes are: use of steroids (inhaled or systemic), occasionally use of antibiotics, other immune-deficiency states other than hiv. ...Read more

5

5
When would someone with HIV begin to get thrush?

When would someone with HIV begin to get thrush?

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. ...Read more

6

6
How long after contacting HIV would you notice oral thrush?

How long after contacting HIV would you notice oral thrush?

Years: Before the era of effective medications, it would take several years before the immuodeficiency became severe enough to make thrush appear. It might appear briefly during the acute infection. ...Read more

7

7
If someone caught HIV how long until it can cause oral thrush?

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. infections that occur when one's immune system is not functioning normally). These variable factors will contribute to the time it takes to develop thrush. ...Read more

8

8
How long will it take for one having thrush during seroconversionto test positive for hiv?

How long will it take for one having thrush during seroconversionto test positive for hiv?

Whoa: Seroconversion is defined to include a positive blood test for hiv. Please forgive me if I misunderstood. I see that you do have multiple sclerosis, and I am wondering if you have developed thrush / candida and believe that you have acquired HIV despite a negative lab test. If you are seriously concerned, see if your physician can order up a pcr assay. ...Read more

9

9
I was diagnosed with thrush today and saw HIV might be the cause should I worry about this or get tested for it?

I was diagnosed with thrush today and saw HIV might be the cause should I worry about this or get tested for it?

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 a young female...So I would look at the other possible reasons first if I were you. ...Read more

10

10
Having thrush without being diabetic means you have hiv?

Having thrush without being diabetic means you have hiv?

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. ...Read more

12

12
What immune disorder other than HIV can cause oral thrush?

Anyone can get it: Oral thrush, particular in a young person, does not necessarily indicate any immune problem. Bad oral thrush may be a reason to check for a t-cell problem such as a birth defect or hiv, or diabetes (the candida organisms flourish with high sugar). ...Read more

13

13
Can you get OHL and thrush at the same time? I have the symptoms, does that mean I have HIV? I'm scared!

Can you get OHL and thrush at the same time? I have the symptoms, does that mean I have HIV? I'm scared!

Listen buddy: If you have to ask, it's time to get tested for HIV. Every guy your age and older should probably get a quick HIV screen yearly. I'm betting, though, that the white stuff on your tongue is crud that will come off with a swipe of a piece of taut dental floss. If it hurts and/or just won't come off, get seen. Love safely, keep avoiding IV drugs, and get with your physician for an answer. ...Read more

14

14
Is a negative HIV test 3.5-4 months after possible exposure accurate? During the 3 months time I also had oral thrush, wasn't sure if it was unrelated

What test?: A negative result on a HIV nucleic acid test, 4 months after exposure would essentially rule out HIV infection. A negative antibody test is not nearly as definitive and should be repeated at 6 months and one year. ...Read more

17

17
If you have hiv/aids. How often do you get oral thrush?

If you have hiv/aids. How often do you get oral thrush?

Varies: People with HIV/AIDS have a higher risk of developing skin conditions because the virus affects the body's ability to fight off infections. Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida albicans fungus. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV or other conditions that weaken the immune system. The weaker the immunity, the more severe the infection. ...Read more

19

19
Could extreme stress cause thrush? Neg HIV test but been extermly stressed.

Yes: It's pretty well known that this can happen to adults under situational stress. Your physician can recommend a treatment. This might be a good time to check your blood sugar if this was not already done. ...Read more

20

20
If HIV caused someones oral thrush, how soon of an infection of HIV would cause it? 1 year? 2 year?

HIV Infection: Thrush in an HIV infected human would represent immune function damage. Now a days in our modern world, thirty years into the HIV epidemic all people with HIV in the world are encouraged to be on treatment to suppress the viral infection and to prevent immune function damage. Thus, there is not an automatic transition to getting thrush anymore.
If one has thrush this does not mean they are HIV +. ...Read more

21

21
Got real sick out of nowhere and thrush developed. Never had thrush in my life. Never had intercourse, can it be hiv?

Got real sick out of nowhere and thrush developed. Never had thrush in my life. Never had intercourse, can it be hiv?

No, unless: You have been exposed to HIV contaminated objects such as needles. There are other reasons for thrush (including diabetes, recent antibiotic use, and immune defect etc), so check with your doctor. ...Read more

22

22
Should it be concerned to use cream to cure vanina thrush? So it could be that I have HIV if im having vagina thrush?

Yeast Infections: Wow. That is a stretch. The most common problem in females is a yeast infection in their vagina. The last possible reason for that would be an HIV infection. I would bet there are 99 more common possibilities than hiv. ...Read more

23

23
About how long into HIV can you develop white thrush on your tongue? Is that the only cause?

About how long into HIV can you develop white thrush on your tongue? Is that the only cause?

Many Causes: Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast on the tognue and has many causes including diabetes, hiv, antibiotic use, and chemical damage to oral mucous membranes. It is seen early or late in HIV disease. ...Read more

25

25
Had two rounds of z-packs and two steroid shots in last two months now have what looks like thrush is thrush from that or do I need to took into hiv?

Antifungal agent: Antibiotic and steroid both promote fungal overgrowth, all the more so in the presence of diabetes. You need an antifungal agent (topical or oral) to eradicate it. If the problem persists despite treatment and you are concerned over the possibility of HIV, by all means get tested. ...Read more

26

26
Oral thrush w/ no hiv/aids, no medications, no diabetes, nothing unusual. I am worried b/c everything I read says that highly unusual for adult thrush?

Oral thrush w/ no hiv/aids, no medications, no diabetes, nothing unusual. I am worried b/c everything I read says that highly unusual for adult thrush?

Unlikely diagnosis: In virtually all the cases I've seen like this, the worried patients don't have thrush at all, just a white coating on the tongue, which they spend way too much time looking at in the mirror. It doesn't help that some doctors make the same mistake. ...Read more

28

28
Do hiv antibodies ever disappear? I had a possible exposure 14 years ago, hiv test was negative, but I'm having thrush etc. Should I get t-cells check

Do hiv antibodies ever disappear? I had a possible exposure 14 years ago, hiv test was negative, but I'm having thrush etc. Should I get t-cells check

Never disappear: No, HIV antibodies never disappear. Your negative test is valid no matter how long after the last exposure. Despite what you can find on line, recurrent or persistent yeast infections (thrush) almost never are evidence of HIV, especially vaginal yeast infections. There is no point in having T cell or any other test; T cell testing is never useful if an HIV test negative -- also an urban myth. ...Read more

30

30
Have weird white substance on my tongue top and right side. HIV negative but can Mono cause OHL or thrush?

Have weird white substance on my tongue top and right side. HIV negative but can Mono cause OHL or thrush?

White lesions..: May be a manifestation of fungal infection like Candida but depending on the specific appearance of the lesion it may be " geographic tongue" or leuhoplakia. If it persists get it examined by a dr/dentist ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
16 Doctors shared insights

Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
614 Doctors shared insights

Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more