Can Oral Thrush Kill You

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Please, Oral Thrush is Killing me!

Hello.I'm 23, and 6 months ago I had protected sex with a prostitute. I had a negative Elisa at 2 months.At 2.5 months I had oral thrush that hasn't gone yet. I used Nystatine and Miconazole, and all goes OK until I finish the threatment.Then thrush...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...that you are infected with HIV. A negative test four months after exposure (and well after you first manifested symptoms of thrush) means that you are not infected with HIV. It is highly unlikely that you would have been infected when having sex... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...A healthy immune system keeps candida in balance. Bacteria normally found in the body also help control it. Some antibiotics kill these helpful bacteria and cause an outbreak of candidiasis. Treating candidiasis will not get rid of the yeast, but... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, they might change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you are taking medications. When... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...mouth, throat, or vagina. This can happen when the immune system is weakened by HIV or when you take antibiotics (which can kill the helpful bacteria). The medications used to fight Candida are anti-fungal drugs called "azoles." Examples are... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...establish a healthy balance while eliminating unfriendly yeasts. Many common antibiotics, like tetracycline and penicillin, kill these bacteria which then allow yeast to grow, especially in the vagina. It is not unusual, even for people with... Read more »