Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Is Vaginal Candidiasis Contagious

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...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 causes candidiasis. This fungus is normally found in small amounts in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin. In a healthy person,...
Ask the Experts

treatment for persistent candida vaginitis?

Hi doctor,is there anything else besides clotrimazole that I can use vaginally for persistent thrush. I have heard that yoghurt can be used but I'm concerned that it might have something in it that could cause another infection. I always have to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Optimizing medications for HIV can go a long way to clearing up persistent vaginal candidiasis (thrush). When topical medications such as clotrimazole and nystatin don't work, a brief course of fluconazole by mouth is Read more »

Can a person be "cured" of Hepatitus C, or will they always be contagious?

Can a person who previously had Hepatitus C go into what was termed "remission" and no longer be contagious?
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
That is the current thinking by many when the HCV viral load cannot be detected several months after successful treatment. 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 »

candida vaginitis and HPV

I have always experienced recurrent yeast infections and I tested HIV-, but recently it seems like I keep on hiting , only slightly after about 2-3 wks after taking mOnstat it seems like the fungal treatment aren't responding. I have HPV and I am...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Recurrent candida caginitis can be due to other conditions besides HIV, like diabetes. HPV does not cause immunosuppression. Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...treatment: Mouthwash derived from tea-tree oil (not the oil itself -- this can be very irritating!) Candidiasis of the Vagina (Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis or Yeast Infection) May occur with high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...treatment with a doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal Infections (Yeast Infections, Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis) Candidiasis is a very common vaginal infection caused by yeast (fungus). Symptoms... Read more »
Project Inform

Vaginal Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Treating Vaginal Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Practical Prevention Tips Food as Prevention! Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

otra vex

Posted by Anonymous
...Igual mi prueba fueba los 8 o 9 meses. Una pregunta, aunque vergonzoza pero con respeto. Puede darse el caso de una chica con candidiasis vaginal(se que eso es comn), y al hacerle sexo oral lgicamente se contagie mi lengua???? Por favor tomenme... Read more »

Hola amigos, les cuento como me va

Posted by xlibr4x, 4 Replies
Ahora van 18.5 dias de mi situacion de riesgo y cada dia se me hace eterno, la verdad no puedo dejar de buscar todo el dia en internet sintomas del vih, VIH VIH VIH es lo que esta en mi cabeza todo el dia, desde que me despierto hasta que me hecho a... Read more »