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Can 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Activists: "Let's Talk About Sex, It's Killing Us"

...a lot of people are reluctant and embarrassed about discussing AIDS?" The 3rd annual HIV/AIDS Health Summit, titled "What's Killing Us?", was sponsored by B.A.S.I.A (Brothers and Sisters in Action). More than 100 health professionals and persons... 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 »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How do I get a health professional to take serously, and test me for, oral thrush? My doctor just laughed it off saying that it only happens when the immune system is really down. However, I have white stuff Read more »

Thrush and ABT

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...would like to hear from others who have had problems with thrush and some non pharmecutical solutions as well, My doctor wants me to Add ABT to my current drugs, have taken all available drugs Read more »

Thrush and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...practiced safe sex, but I'm still concerned. She has had a cough and has been taking antibiotics. The doc said that the medicine kills a lot of bacteria in the body and could cause thrush. Could anyone shed some light on this issue? Read more »