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Is Systemic Candidiasis Contagious

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Systemic Candidiasis

...it is life-threatening. The most common places for infection are in the mouth and vagina. Recurrent and difficult to treat vaginal 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 Candidiasis or Oral Candidiasis . Cause The fungus called Candida ...
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systemic candida

Thank you for answering my question. I have been HIV+ for 3 years. My viral load has been undetectable since I started my meds in May 2003, (combivir/viramune) and my T-cell count was 247 in May 2006. I had a flu that manifested itself in the form...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of antibiotics can promote growth of yeast in some situations and yeast/fungi can cause sinus infections in some patients. Diflucan is generally effective against Candida infections if not over-used. Colonization with normal bacteria (such as... Read more »

Is thrush in the mouth contagious to a kisssing partner?

Is thrush of the mouth contagious to a kissing partner? I have been taking lozenges by prescription to be complete in 10 days.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope. Thrush is "opportunistic," not contagious. It takes the "opportunity" of someone's immune system being deficient or suppressed to manifest itself.Dr. Bob Read more »

is malluscum contagious

Is malluscum contagiosum contagious, how does it spread, what are the effects and cures.
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
Can be. It is caused by a viral infection, which could be spread by direct contact. It is usually manifested in more advanced HIV infection because of immune system dysfunction. Treatment is usually by burning, freezing or applying antiviral... Read more »

Is thrush contagious?

I am poz and have ITP....my CD4 count's been dropping and I started HAART and ITP-treatment a month ago...but since I was on prednisone, I got thrush. My boyfriend wants to know if he is at risk of "catching" it.Thanks,chris
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Chris,Nope. Thrush is not contagious. It's an opportunistic illness. It takes the "opportunity" of one's immune system being suppressed (in your case by prednisone) Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
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Understanding the Immune System

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Nervous System Problems and Dementia

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Vaccinations and HIV

...lump that can last for a few weeks. Measles, Mumps and Rubella: These are three diseases caused by viruses. They are very contagious and can be spread by coughing or sneezing. Children are normally vaccinated against these diseases with an... Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

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Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
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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 »

candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hace casi unas 4 semanas del riesgo, noto la lengua bastante blanca, sobre todo la parte de ms hacia dentro, la punta de la lengua no tanto, ?es esto candidiasis? cuando me cepillo se va bastante, ?puede ser? Read more »