Can My Boyfriend Catch Thrush

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Is thrush contagious?

I am poz and have CD4 count's been dropping and I started HAART and ITP-treatment a month ago...but since I was on prednisone, I got thrush. My boyfriend wants to know if he is at risk of "catching" it.Thanks,chris
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation's immune system being suppressed (in your case by prednisone) or deficient (low CD4 count) to develop. Please reassure your boyfriend he is not at risk. By the way, we have excellent medications that can readily treat thrush. Ask your doctor... Read more »


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Candidiasis (Thrush)

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Fluconazole (Diflucan) lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

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Women and HIV/AIDS

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me and my boyfriend both have symptoms

Posted by rock_on, 2 Replies
...encounter with a friend about 9 weeks ago, 6 seconds unprotected. i got together a guy i liked a week after that who is now my boyfriend. a few days after i got together with my boyfriedn the other guy kept phoning me telling me he was pretty... Read more »

scared out of my mind

Posted by Nervous84, 1 Reply
...unprotected sex with my ex in Jan. In April I took and hiv test and it came back negative. In March I had unprotected sex with my new boyfriend and had to be treated for bv. I went back to the doctor after taking all of my meds for the bv because... Read more »

please help me. very very urgent

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...remains. i am a heavy smoker and drinker if that counts for anything. my glands in my neck also became larger. i got back with my boyfriend the day after my dreaded night with my friend. at that point i was unaware of my friends hiv concern.... Read more »

When do I stop?

Posted by Worrywart10, 1 Reply
...Hello friends. I am a 27 year old gay male and I am having constant anxiety regarding HIV. I had a boyfriend last year and we began our sexual relationship last June (2009). I stupidly had unproctected sex with him several times when Read more »
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