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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 929616, 4 pages
Case Report

Oral Candidiasis: Aiding in the Diagnosis of HIV—A Case Report

Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum 590010, India

Received 11 June 2011; Accepted 17 July 2011

Academic Editors: A. Milosevic and Y. Nakagawa

Copyright © 2011 Arvind Shetti et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Opportunistic fungal infections account for a significant amount of morbidity associated with HIV disease. Candidiasis is the most common oral opportunistic infection affecting people with HIV infection or AIDS. It is considered as an important marker of immune suppression and may be the initial manifestation of the disease in about 10% of HIV-infected adults. We report a case of an apparently healthy 45-year-old male with oral candidiasis which proved to be the first indicator of HIV infection.