Oral Candidiasis does not only occur if you have HIV... there are other reasons for Oral Candidiasis.. see below.. also you are right you don't want to self diagnose yourself, you're only going to drive yourself insane.
I recently got really sick and was coughing up A LOT of flem and i ended up getting Oral candidiasis.
What was your risk?
Diabetics with poorly controlled diabetes.
As a side effect of medication, most commonly having taken antibiotics. Inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of lung conditions (e.g., asthma or COPD) may also result in oral candidiasis: the risk may be reduced by regularly rinsing the mouth with water after taking the medication.
People with an immune deficiency (e.g. as a result of AIDS/HIV or chemotherapy treatment).
Women undergoing hormonal changes, like pregnancy or those on birth control pills.
I just saw your post in the HIV forum.. I should have looked there first.
You had a risk, you've been exposed to all STDs including HIV... however your exposure just occured on Friday and your immune system is not going to be effected that fast.
Any HIV questions need to stay in the HIV forum...
You should be tested for
Chlamydia, gono, NGU, trich- 7 days after exposure
HSV- 4-6 weeks unless you have sysmptoms prior
HIV 3months for conclusive
Cheers for the reply!!
I dont fall under any of those categories so doesn't look good. I have had a full test 2 weeks after exposure and it didn't show up anything. I am a healthy guy with no other problems like asthma...
Anyway I understand I need to get tested again even though i think i know what the result will be.
Is it possible to get rid of oral candidiasis. My breath is starting to stink?
See a Dr for proper diagnosis. Your self diagnosing and trying to give you self something.
Sorry thanks lady... lol dont know why i presumed you were a man. apologies!!
Yea I will do Vance I'm just away at the moment so will go see a doc ASAP
do share your results (if you're comfortable) on the forum.
And do let me know the situation of your oral candidiasis and everything you are doing to get rid of it,
best of luck
Hi, I went back to get another blood test done in a sexual health clinic. The doctor reckoned that I probably have a gut infection which I have to go back to my normal GP about. She said that this could be causing my white tongue as well as stress and prescribed an oral medication for this. I have to wait a few days for the results of the test but she said not to worry too much about HIV. If I am negative she will bring me back again for a test 3 months after the last possible exposure to HIV.
Hi, I went to my normal GP about my tongue and he said that it was normal. He said that it may look unusually white for many reasons but that it didn't look like oral candidiasis. I was occasionally coughing up little white bits recently which I was very worried about and I also had some white spots at the back of my mouth near my tonsil region. He diagnosed this as tonsil stones or tonsillolith. Anyway he took a swab of the back of my mouth and sent it off for examination.
Also I got tests results back after 5 weeks possible exposure for HIV and these were negative. I would be hopeful now that any of the symptoms I was getting were not related to HIV. I will go back for a conclusive test after 3 months.