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Thrush Illness

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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 »

Is thrush contagious?

I am poz and have ITP....my CD4 count's been dropping and I started HAART and ITP-treatment a month... Read more »

thrush and HIV progression

Sorry for my English. I know that thrush is a typical illness of AIDS. Without meds, How long does... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...genital ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, and genital warts more often and more severely than uninfected women. Women get thrush (a yeast infection, see Fact Sheet 501 ) in their throats and herpes (see Fact Sheet 508 ) about 30% more often... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Returning Sick -- HIV, Illness, Death and Migration

While migration in South Africa is commonly thought of as rural to urban, the number of ill or seriously ill HIV/AIDS patients who return home to the rural Eastern Cape from Cape Town indicates the traffic goes both ways. Patricia Fekema, a... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women have higher rates of herpes infections than men Women get thrush (a yeast infection) in their throats more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to... Read more »
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Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
...Hi there, I tested negative at about 5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW. Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems Read more »

definately thrush!!

Posted by uhohblita, 5 Replies
...After terrible bouts of bed sheet soaking night sweats, i woke up and definately had thrush!! small white patches in back of mouth and under tongue.. and terrible taste in mouth.. what is going on?!?! for a reminder, Read more »

I am a link in a chain of sick people...

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...the most senior people at the CDC. I have met numerous folks across the country in the same predicament (with similar severe ailments and clusters), many of whom who have entrusted me with the in-and-outs of their most intimate stories. The... Read more »

thrush or what

Posted by daisey6205, 3 Replies
...blister on one side and it is kinda white on top. It hurts. It burns. It is on fire. Anyone know if this might be onset of oral thrush? Please advise. Sorry to sound dumb, but I have never had it. Yes I am already HIV+, diagnosed September 2,... Read more »