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Repeated Thrush Outbreaks

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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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Oral Sex repeated exposures

Dr RobertI am a 28 years old woman that had only had 1 parter in my life for 1/2 year. We always had protected vaginal sex, but stupidly, unprotected oral in multiple ocasions. He never ejculated inside my (not in my mouth o vagina). The problem? I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Is it "common" for people to become infected with HIV from oral sex??? No, in fact it is extremely uncommon! Check out the information in the archives of this forum. We have an entire chapter devoted to oral sex. I'm confident... Read more »

Could Rush Lead To thrush

Dear Dr. Reznik, is it possible that use of amyl-nitrate could act as anabolic steroids or asthma inhallers do in causing an outbreak of Thrush in an otherwise healthy individual?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
I have to admit that I have never heard of Rush leading to thrush, nor do I think it likely. If this relationship existed, there would be numerous case reports in the literature and would be an active topic of conversation and research. If you or a... Read more »

what exactly does thrush look like?

i am curious as to what thrush looks like. since last week i have developed tiny pin sized white dots on the inside wall of my lips. i don't know if it is thrush or not.when i brush my tongue along it, they are so small that i can't...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
The most common is presentation is pseudomembranous candidiasis or what is commonly referred to as thrush. Pseudomembranous candidiasis presents as white patches, sometimes curd-like', that can appear anywhere within the oral cavity that will... Read more »

Thrush and worried

I have had thrush twice now. Both times I was on back to back antibiotics. The first time I had thrush, my doctor told me to get an hiv test done because it's uncommon for a 22 year old male to have oral thrush. I had the test done, the nurse...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No, no such thing as HIV laying dormant and not being detected by HIV tests. As your doctor advised, your thrush is a result of antibiotics.DW... Read more »
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To all those repeatedly neg but low cd4 (like me)

Posted by Anonymous
Dear Joel,

I've seen an expert at the the body talk about this, (Mark H.). What the hell is it. Is it just another name for an undectable strain of HIV? This is what he refers to people who keep testing negative on all sorts of test, but yet have... Read more »

ARS in 7 days? Repeating symptoms?

Posted by packersman, 2 Replies
A little background: I'm a straight male who had an unprotected one-night-stand with a girl I met in a club seven weeks ago. I don't know her status or have any way of contacting her. Following the encounter, I had the following symptoms. The days... Read more »

THRUSH

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi
I have been with my partner for five and a half years now and during my pregnancy 3 years ago was given the routine HIV test which was negative. My question is that I have been reading through the sites about vaginal thrush and it says it can... Read more »

oral sex, hepes. thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am terrified. I know my risk is low, but I have been extremely anxious over this anyway. I have been having panic attacks frequently.
Just over 4 weeks ago, I gave oral sex to a guy that I've known since i was a teenager. He did not ejaculate, but... Read more »