How Does Thrush Spread

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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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hi, remeber that 13 year old kid who said your a hero thats me and have trid to get this answered since spetember here goes.1.I masturbated cum got in a cut.2.I masturbated after i got dignosed with penile thrush could it have now spread to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your question, no, you would not get a systemic (blood) fungal infection from spunking on a cut, even if you do have penile thrush.One wonders why at age 13 you are so worried about these types of nonexistent problems.Dr. Bob Read more »


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 to another. So your risk of catching thrush through oral sex should not be a concern. However, oral sex can 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 »


Hi Doc,been poz for about 4 years now, im doing really well, i wake up some mornings with a tiny white spot on the same part of the gum,( i picked at this a lot , i know i shouldnt have.), i comes off easily, leaving no mark or no doc said...
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
...or whether you are on HIV meds. The lower the CD4 count the greater the likelihood that mouth problems such as this could be thrush. It would be unusual for this to be thrush and only be in the one spot. It is usually easily recognizable, so I... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis 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 »
San Francisco General Hospital

The Problem of Azole-Resistant Thrush

...weight loss -- and eventually to wasting and even to death. In particularly severe cases, thrush in the mouth and throat can spread to the lungs or down the digestive tract. When thrush occurs in the vagina it is referred to as a "yeast... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Sore throat for almost 3 weeks!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that prescription, and my sore throat is back!!!!! Is this a bad "sign"?? Or do the ARS symptoms come all together, and not spread out?? I've had no fever, no rashes, no thrush, no vomiting or diahrea, no fatigue....nothing...except this sore... Read more »
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