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Why Do Adults Get Oral Thrush

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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lesbians and the connection between oral and vaginal thrush

I am a female who has been married to a male for a number of years. Two weeks ago I started a relationship with another woman. We had a very passionate w'end together which involved a lot of oral sex. My girlfriend ended up with vaginal thrush...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Thrush (oral candidiasis) is not common in healthy adults. Someone who is not immune compromised is unlikely to experience thrush. Candida, the fungus that causes candidiasis, normally Read more »

Please, Oral Thrush is Killing me!

Hello.I'm 23, and 6 months ago I had protected sex with a prostitute. I had a negative Elisa at 2 months.At 2.5 months I had oral thrush that hasn't gone yet. I used Nystatine and Miconazole, and all goes OK until I finish the threatment.Then thrush...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...unlikely that you would have been infected when having sex with a condom.Thrush (oral candidiasis) is not common in healthy adults. Someone who is not immune compromised is unlikely to experience thrush. Candida, the fungus that causes... Read more »

candida balantis

HI,You say candida balantis is not an opportunistic infection, yet oral thrush is?.. why the difference when they are (are they?) caused by the same thing?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
..."opportunistic" infection in the same way that candida esophagitis or PCP is, but it is relatively unusual in immunologically normal adults. In people with HIV, the development of oral thrush is an early event down the path of decreased... Read more »

oral candidiasis=drug resistance?

Dear Doc,I am on HAART treatment for almost 2 years now taking both combivir and stocrin,1st line treatment.My last cd4 count was 553 in June this year .3 months before June was 365.Few days ago , I've found some white spots behind my tongue.Is this...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...the roof of the mouth on the soft and hard palate, and involvement of the tongue tends to follow this. Furthermore, 50% of adults have so-called 'coated tongues' that can easily be confused with thrush, and that figure is higher in smokers, so... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same way that you periodically... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... 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

Fungal Infections

...long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
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scared out of my mind

Posted by Nervous84, 1 Reply
...my meds for the bv because I had developed oral thrush she advise me to get an hiv test because oral thrush is not normal in adults. So I had my blood drawn for the conventional hiv test which will probably be back in a week. I was so nervous... Read more »

i know this sounds silly, but i need an answer

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...concerned because many websites sugest that this is an early symptom of hiv. it also states that it is somewhat rare in young adults unless they have cancer, diabetes, hiv or a compromised immune system. i dont have cancer, diabetes or a... Read more »

Please help. I'm scared. I have a kissing/oral question

Posted by Worriedguy23, 2 Replies
...either. I am a very careful person. I even sanitized my hands after I fingered her. Literally the day she left I came down with Thrush. It hurt really bad. The Doctors drew a blood count and said it was probably because I took antibiotics for... Read more »

Is this oral thrush?

Posted by coronzon, 3 Replies
...All, Was curious if the following picture looks like thrush. The white coating is tough to brush away and causes bad breath. I am a smoker. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/tsesmatas/Pictures/1209101130a.jpg Read more »