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How Fast Does Thrush Spread

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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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does KS spread fast?

Does KS spread from the feet to the head fast?? Does having KS mean that you have full blown aids. I have gone for a HIV test and will get the results in over a week. I have noticed multiple lesions over the past few weeks develop from head to toe....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
First things first. Let's see what your HIV test shows. If your HIV test is negative, then it is unlikely (though not impossible) for you to have KS. KS is indeed an HIV-defining illness, which means, that patients who have KS, do indeed have... Read more »

How fast can herpes spread?

I had sex with my boyfriend recently and he was a virgin. I am not but have herpes and haven't told him yet. Its been about two days and he says he has a hemroid on his ass but Im afraid I could have spread this to him, does it happen that...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:It is possible, but highly unlikely that he would be experiencing a outbreak within two days. In addition, the primary outbreak of Herpes is usually the worst for most people and is commonly accompanied by muscle aches, headache, fatigue,... Read more »

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

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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Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello
Every morning when I wake up I have white patches on the tip of my tounge. Im not sure wheather its geo tounge or thrush. As the day goes on it wears away after eating and drinking. It leaves red irritated areas where it was, and is always back... 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 and painful in my neck. Upon further... Read more »

Am I a Fast Progressor?

Posted by Geno, 6 Replies
Hello all this is my first time posting here ive been tooling around the fourms for about 3 months though. I tested pos at a local clinic in August but I was infected in late june I had terrible ARS that lasted 5 weeks or so. Its been 6 months since... Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative both... Read more »