How Fast 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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Freaking out... please help Dr Bob. Will donate $50

Your advice on my situation would really mean the world to me as I am freaking out. 10 weeks ago I received unprotected fellatio from 2 female strippers at a strip club. I also performed about 30 seconds of unprotected cunnilingus on one of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Oral sex (fellatio and cunnilingus) carry only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition.Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Your symptoms are not suggestive of, or worrisome for, HIV acute... Read more »

risky cunnilingus.. please advise

Dr. BobI've been stressed to the point of making myself nauseous, i'm a 32 yo male from georgia(no sexual history at all in the 6 mths before or since this story, no std's, no drugs, but i did drink and smoke cigarettes the night in question). i had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below.) Third, swollen lymph glands related to HIV disease would not be limited only to one side of the body. The virus quickly spreads throughout the body and therefore the symptoms would be generalized, not unilateral.Turning to your specific... Read more »

how cum u didn't post my whoo hoo

hey doc, i posted my whoo hoo yesterday, "whooo hooo world war 3 and HIV" was the tittle, did u read it, omg, I slept like an angel.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I did post it! (See below.) Give a guy a chance. I'm typing as fast as I can and, believe it or not, I do have other responsibilities aside from my efforts here to spread science-based HIV/AIDS Read more »

thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...It would be very unusual for thrush to develop while on therapy and then not respond to the medications you are taking. The first thing I would suggest is that 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 »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...yeast infections are a sign of HIV disease progression in women. This publication focuses on systemic candidiasis -- when it spreads throughout the body and may impact many systems. Project Inform materials are also available on Vaginal... Read more »
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Fluconazole (Diflucan) lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
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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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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

I am freaking out

Posted by Why_did_I, 3 Replies
...don't know for how long I was inside of her having unprotected sex. We had protected sex a few more times over the next month. Fast forward, 4 weeks later after the incident, I graduated from school and was partying like crazy almost daily for a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...thought it would happen to me i had just moved to england a few years back and i could say i was cought up living my life in the fast lane. met a really nice guy who was a freind of my cousins he was south african. i had sex with him for his... Read more »

Am I Infected?!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...marks/blemishes anywhere in my mouth. Within 3-4 days the white stuff was gone and my tonsils went back to normal size and color. Fast forward one year. I believe (although now I can't remember very well) that I either burned or injured my... Read more »