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How Is Vaginal Candidiasis Transmitted

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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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Candidiasis vaginal

hola, quiza me pueda responder. Ultimamente no he recibido respuestas y para nosotros (por mas de que estemos acompaados por un medico que nos es de mucha ayuda) es dificil sentirmos acompaados ya que, por lo menos en mi caso, no cuento de mi...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas noches,Me entristece que no puedas ser completamente honesta con cualquier mdico a quien ves. Vivir con VIH ya es suficientemente exigente sin tener que preocuparte por los prejuicios de una comunidad mdica inculta. Afortunadamente es seguro... Read more »

Can Hepitis C be sexually transmitted,oral or vaginal sex?

Can Hepitis C be transmitted through sexual contact? Whether it be oral or vaginal? Can a person with this, trasmit it in ANYWAY,kissing,touching,sexually?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Anything is possible. However in a recent study presented at the Liver meeting there was no risk from oral sex. The risk from vaginal sex was extremely low. The risk from anal sex, however was the highest. Safe sex of course is safe sex so you neen... Read more »

Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Sex During Menstruation?

Several months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a prostitute in the Philippines using a condom. After I ejaculated and withdrew, we discovered that she was having her period. I did not have any genital ulcers and I have never had a STD. 10 days...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.In reality, as long as you used a latex condom, and it was used properly anddid not break, your risks of infection would actually be quite low. Latexcondoms used consistantly and correctly significantly reduce the... Read more »

Aids transmitted through semen or vaginal fluids

how is hiv specifically transmitted from a lets say male host to a female host? does contact with infected vaginal fluids transmit aids?senario(when the vaginal fluid touches the penis but the male did not ejaculate in these conditions) please send...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
HIV is transmitted when the virus gains access to another person's body through direct blood contact or through visible or even very very tiny breaks in the skin. If the woman is HIV+ and the man is not, it doesn't matter whether... Read more »
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itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My girlfriend is suffering with vaginal candidiasis.I read in many pages that it could be the first sign for HIV.She had a test for HIV and it was negative.Please give me some information, im worried for her and myself.Could the test be wrong and... Read more »

Candidiasis a los 19 dias????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hola!!!

espero que alguien me pueda responder o sacarme de la duda...el dia 23 de junio tuve una relacion sexual con una persona de la cual desconosco su estatus en cuanto al vih...la relacion fue vaginal sin proteccion...el miedo me surgio a razi de... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After as exposure in January i had lots of problems with teeths, a month after i get red spots in my mouth in the roof, its always there and hurts a lot and are always burning. Could it be something transmited by mouth??? i made a negative Elisa.... Read more »