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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...vagina. It can occur months or years before other, more serious opportunistic infections. See Fact Sheet 500 for more information on opportunistic infections. In the mouth, the infection is called thrush . When the infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can...
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I perform oral sex on girl if she has thrush can pass it to my mouth
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thrush is caused by candida, which is a type of fungus. Most thrush comes from within our own system and is not spread from one person Read more »

THRUSH

Will oral thrush clear up without treatment? Will it spread or worsen if left untreated? How long does it typically last?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...degree of immune suppression. It usually does not go away on it's own. The lower the CD4 count, the higher the likelihood it can spread. It can last for days to weeks. Read more »

Fluconazole dosage for thrush?

Hello, and thanks for the forum. I hope this question is in the right place. My partner was diagnosed two weeks ago with advanced HIV, CD4 of 60 and a "high" viral load (percentage wasn't provided to us). Daily Bactrim double strength and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello, thanks for your post and questions.1) The fluconazole dose is entirely acceptable. Depending on the patient and circumstances, 100-200 mg once-daily of fluconazole is typically adequate. The duration of treatment seems a little short... Read more »

HIV PANIC

I recently found out that a past sexual partner of mine recently tested HIV+. During these sexual encounters, I was on the receiving end which is the more dangerous side as far as contracting HIV is concerned. We haven't had sex in 2.5-3 years and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello FREAKING OUT,Bouts of thrush following antibiotic use are quite common. I agree with your doctor. This does not suggest you are immunocompromised. If you Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

...is very common in the soil. It can get into your body when you breathe in dust or dried bird droppings. It does not seem to spread from person to person. Meningitis is the most common illness caused by cryptococcus. Meningitis is an infection of... Read more »
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What Is AIDS?

...(Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal infection that can cause thrush (a white film in your mouth) or infections in your throat or vagina, see Fact Sheet 501 . AIDS-related... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from... Read more »
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candida questions and pcr question

Posted by une_fille, 1 Reply
...told me to go to an internist to get a physical and blood work (great...i'm going on wednesday afternoon). i know that oral thrush can cause burning tongue, but is oral thrush always obviously visible? i mean is the thick white cottage-cheese... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...dont read about these diseases anymore. I know more than I would like to. Just something to think about. It is an infection spread like hiv, but since its largely only found in endemic areas, which apart fom Japan are rather poor, not a lot of... Read more »

Don't want to panic, but I can't calm myself down

Posted by etoile, 3 Replies
...second thing I noticed is a white spot in my troath that doesn't hurt and when I looked it up I found that it could be Oral thrush. The third symptom that I have is a red spot on my thigh, like a rash. It's not ithcy or painful. It has a red... Read more »

Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen Read more »