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How Does Thrush Spread To Other People

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »

THRUSH

DOC,I AM NEGATIVE BY ELISA TESTS FOR 8 MONTHS BUT I HAVE A QUESTION CONCERNING THRUSH. DO YOU THINK IT IS POSSIBLE/LIKELY THAT ONE WILL HAVE THRUSH FOR 7 STRAIGHT MONTHS JUST ON THE BACK OF THE TONGUE ONLY AND IT NOT SPREAD ATALL TO CHEEKS, HARD...
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
It is possible, but would be unusual for thrush to only be in one spot on the tongue. It usually scrapes off easily and can be diagnosed easily by looking at the scraping under a microscope or growing the yeast in a culture. If localized, it is... Read more »

i want to know about how to spread hiv from infected people

sir,i am from india.i go for one prostiute in(20/6/2013)but i am not sex with her.but i insert my penis into her mouth so i want know there is any possible for spreading hiv and when i take hiv test....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. If this is your only risk factor and you were the one receiving the oral sex your risk is extremely small. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on... 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
With HIV infection, it depends on the 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 »
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Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was reading in the forums at aidsmeds on living with it and they had a topic related to dental needs and how the dentist was the first person that thought that they had HIV. I have oral thrush and have had it on and off for 2 months. I have also... Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by giambi25, 3 Replies
Is it possible to get oralthrush 2 weeks after unprotected sex with a person of unknown status? tested negative at 2 months is this promising? Please answer I cannot sleep well.

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Is this OHL or thrush? Please reaply soon

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
The only risk I can think of Ive had is wearing an HIV person's worn clothes. First, I should say that my tongue has always been craggly and cracky. But I have a white bump-thing on the side of my tongue. I think there MIGHT be a little white growth... Read more »

coated tongue is not thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. Ive seen a lot a lot of people concern about having their tongues whited. They say i brush it and the next day is the same, is this hiv sympton? NO. One thing is trush that appears like white patches in your tongue and other parts, that CAN... Read more »