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Why Do Adults Get Thrush

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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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Thrush

In a recent trip to the doctor I found that I have thrush. I haven't had sexual intercourse with anyone but my wife in nine years but I decided to have a HIV test done anyway. It came back negative. What other things could be causing thrush in an...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...There are several other factors besides HIV that can lead to a person developing thrush including, but not limited to the following:uncontrolled diabetesuse of asthma inhalersuse of broad spectrum antibioticsany condition Read more »

sore mouthThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

For the last three weeks or so I have been experiencing a sore mouth. I have read various articles about candidia, and frankly I am up in the air because there are so many different and conflicting published comments. I do have a whittish covering...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. It is also known as oralcandidiasis. Thrush in adults occurs when the immune system is notfunctioning properly. It is not unusual for children to get thrush in... Read more »

Other diseases and thrush?

I realize that on previous occasions you have mentioned that all the opportunistic dieseases that prey on people when they are HIV+ are all symptoms of other illnesses, I was wondering what other illnesses might bring on an occurrence of thrush?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...you for your question. Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. It commonly occurs in children, but is not normally seen in adults. Inadults, it normally occurs when there is some type of problem with the immunesystem. The more severely... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...concentration of the virus, followed closely by semen, followed by vaginal fluids. These are the three basic fluids that infect adults with HIV. The risk from these fluids can be worsened or lessened depending on how they get into someone else's... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Treatment

...(DHHS) issues guidelines for the medical management of HIV infection and issues surrounding HIV infection, including treatment in adults, adolescents, and children. Learn more about these guidelines. (... 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 »
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Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...symptomes of a recent infection (due to having sex with someone of unknown status) have a burning tong and lips due to oral thrush without having the creamy white patches? Are patches supposed to show up right away or can it go for weeks before... Read more »

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 »

Sorry if I sound really pessimistic--Am I doomed?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 3 Replies
...like dots on the back of my lips. My lip does look a bit whiter than I noticed earlier. OMG I thought that should be the Oral Thrush that everyone was talking about. Also my lymph nodes in between the chin and throat are definetly swollen and... 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 »