Oral Thrush Contagious Through Kissing

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Thrush

Dr. Bob, you are my "go-to guy". You have been amazing in helping me with my questions, so here goes another one... I am newly diagnosed, and very concerned with dating new people or being intimate. I have met someone new who has a symptom of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...counts are still reasonable, you are not at significant risk for opportunistic infections. Oral thrush is not considered to be contagious. But who wants to kiss a dude with white cheesy looking crap inside his mouth? It's not exactly sexy. Get... Read more »

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