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Thrush After Sex With Stripper Worried I Have HIV

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is thrush something to worry about?

hello, i am a 25 male and recently went to see my doctor thinking i had strep throat because of the pain in my throat. wen i went to see my doctor she said to me that i have throat/mouth fungal infection. and she asked me if i have been in close...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...stated in your question, your lack of sexual activity. Also given what you have written, it is far from clear if you have oral thrush. It is possible but, again, unlikely. Antibiotics can increase one's risk for Candidal infections (the... Read more »

HIV worry has caused my body to fall apart (JUST MADE A DONATION OF 70$)

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WORRIED SICK PLEASE HELP

Hi there Doc, Thank you so much for your response. I feel good already with your reply and really... Read more »
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Dieying of worries

Posted by Norge, 1 Reply
...defining himself as bisexual, says that he is diseases free even though he tested himself 2 yrs back (as he said). I'm so much worried of the symptoms. please help!!!! Would like to mention here that I'm feeling malaise (from the day before... Read more »

another worried noob

Posted by littlecontinent, 2 Replies
...seroconvert? I have had some very minor infections and stuff since then, and right now I have a sore throat which makes me worry about esophageal thrush...I know it sounds stupid, or at least I hope it does... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...Q&A's over the past month and a bit... and it's helped as well as disheartened at the same time. I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe anxiety and stress has led me to all of the... Read more »

Really worried about the Test!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...but I am scared boy. I honestly believe I have never done anything that's considered "high risk" or even close yet I am still worried about it. Read more »