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Is Vaginal Thrush Contagious

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...most severe cases, amphotericin B is used, but it can have serious side effects Alternative 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 likely to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any woman who is undiagnosed...
Ask the Experts

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 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 »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Vaginal thrush is the term for a fungal infection ("Candida") of the vagina that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching Read more »

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 »
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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

Systemic Candidiasis

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? How Is Meningitis Treated? How Do I Choose a Treatment? Can Meningitis Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptococcal Meningitis? Cryptococcus is a fungus. It is very common in the soil. It can... 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 »

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 »

Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
...Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White 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 »