Updated 18 June 2015

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Difficulty swallowing is a sign you should not ignore. Check the back of your throat for any white spots or changes in colour. This may indicate a candida infection for which you should get treatment.

If the sore throat is temporary, try drinking cold fluids with a straw to ease your discomfort.

Take a look at our HIV/Aids Centre for more information on managing your condition.


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