Pseudomembranous candidiasis can be noticed by the soft, white tyroid patches on mucous membranes of the cheeks, on the tongue or other mucous membranes. These patches are easily removed by a tongue depressor, they usually leaving red and bleeding spots on the involved surface. Commonly, this disease is caused by Candida albicans bacteria, and has 83.3% occurrence among people with HIV infection.

HIV symptoms in men: Pseudomembranous candidiasis