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This HIV-positive patient presented to a dental office exhibiting signs of a secondary erythematous candidiasis infection. The immune system in suffers with HIV undergoes a dramatic reduction in its effectiveness, resulting in the greater possibility of secondary infections, as in this example of an AIDS patient with symptoms of oral candidiasis.
Content Providers(s): CDC/ Sol Silverman, Jr., D.D.S., University of California, San Francisco
Dermatomycoses, candidiasis, Retroviridae Infections, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Picture & text from CDC/PHIL. For more information see Oral Disease in AIDS / HIV Pictures from CDC