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ask: candida: if a male has been diagnosed with candida in his blood system, can it be transferred to a female through kissing or intercourse?

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Candidiasis encompasses infections that range from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases. Candida infections of the latter category are also referred to as candidemia or invasive candidiasis, and are usually confined to severely immunocompromised persons, such as cancer, transplant, and AIDS patients, as well as nontrauma emergency surgery patients.

May 24, 2014 - 9:01am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon!

Candida is a naturally occuring yeast in the body, generally found in warm or moist areas.  

But candida found in the blood stream is called Candida sepis and it can be an extremely serious condition.  What is the exact name of his condition? Is it systemic candidiasis? If it's invasive candidiasis contagious, it can be spread through sexual contact. There are so many kind of candida that we need a lot more information from you.

Please give us more information so that we can help you further and please refrain from intimate physical contact until you know more about what his health condition actually is.  Thanks for writing to us and we hope to hear back from you soon!



April 16, 2012 - 11:07am
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