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Vaginal Thrush Infection Symptoms

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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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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 and a thick, white discharge. Any woman who experiences vaginal discharge should seek... Read more »

9 weeks after protected vaginal sex w/HIV+ developed thrush

I will try to keep this short and to the point but please know all help is apreciated.I met this girl in a bar and just found out HIV+ after 7 weeks.Post risk factor of vaginal sex w/condom (no oral not even kissing) by approximatly 8 weeks tested...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Have you been diagnosed with thrush? If not, you should leave the diagnosis of symptoms up to a doctor.It is highly unlikely that you would have been infected with HIV when having sex with a condom with an HIV infected woman. Condoms are very... Read more »

can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »

Does having thrush mean that my baby is already infected

I sent an email to you earlier on, the title of the email was "Pregnancy with undectable viral load without medication" At the time of my pregnancy my viral load was <50 and cd4 count 700, during pregnancy it fluctuated between <50...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
No one symptom or sign reliably distinguishes HIV-infected from HIV-uninfected infants. While we certainly do see thrush in HIV-infected babies, it is also commonly seen in uninfected babies. The diagnosis of HIV infection can only be made through... Read more »
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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 and... Read more »

Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alright, a month ago I woke up and found this really weird looking rash in my groin area (near the base of my penis), it was quite itchy and immediately I thought STD STD STD. Well...the last time I had sex was 3 months(unprotected vaginal) before... Read more »

thrush

Posted by scared2Bpos, 1 Reply
I had a very risky exposure in the beginning of Oct. '07. Had unprotected vaginal sex with male of unknown status. Had the flu-like symptoms after 3wks and now I have burning in my throat and vagina. I tested at 40 dys (5 1/2 wks) and the rapid HIV... 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 »