Updated 15 October 2015

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Opportunistic infections like Candida are common in HIV positive people. Infection of the oesophagus is particularly problematic as eating becomes very painful.

You can also check for white spots on your tongue and the back off your throat as signs of possible infection.

A sore throat in HIV positive people that does not subside within a couple of days should be examined by your doctor.

Read more about the signs, symptoms and treatment of Candida oesophagitis and when you should call a doctor.

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