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Jul 21, 2001

How soon after hiv infection do women experience vaginal infections? How often do they reoccur? Does the cd4 count have any bearing on vaginal problems?


Response from Dr. Aberg

Interesting enough, there have been several studies comparing yeast infections in HIV + and HIV - women and there is not an increased incidence of yeast infections in women who have HIV. It is more common to have oral yeast infections in HIV but not vaginal. The CD4 count also has no bearing on vaginal infections but it does for oral infections.

How soon would I have symptoms?

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