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Bacterial Vaginosis And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

... What Is Bacterial Vaginosis? How Common Is Bacterial Vaginosis? How Do People Get Bacterial Vaginosis? What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis? What Are the Complications of Bacterial Vaginosis? How Does Bacterial Vaginosis
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vaginal infections

I was diagnos HIV in 1991. Early September I have gotten a Vaginal infections with Bacterial problems. It is now ending of January and I still have a discharge. Before visiting the doctors, I have tried over the counter monistat 2 times. and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It would be nice to have a specific diagnosis (ie is a fungus present or do you have trich or bacterial vaginosis??). Often helpful to start eating active culture yogurt to try and normalize your gut/vaginal bacterial flore. Avoiding chemicals Read more »

Already been WooHooed!

Hello Dr. Bob,I have posted here before. I am the President of the East Coast Muff Diving Team. I wanted to know at what time do you reconsider the WooHoo? The reason I am asking is because I have tested negative on all antibody test to date (7...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and fears? Any chance she could be a Madame President of her own secret sex club? Please note the vast majority of cases of bacterial vaginosis and shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV. I will admit two bouts of shingles is somewhat... Read more »

Recurring Becteria Vaginosis

Dear Dr, I am on Atripla now for over two years. I started having a relationship since Oct last year and I have been repeatedly getting BV. my viral load is undetectable and CD4 is over 400. I have been on metranidazole suppositories but it keeps...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Recurrent bacterial vaginosis can be a challenge to treat in some women even in the general (HIV-) population. Often local factors such as bacterial flora/pH/use Read more »

Nothing seems to work

I have been positive for one year and I'm not taking any meds. But I've been suffering from chronic vaginal bacterial infections before and after I tested positive. I've taken just about every form of med for it. The only thing it does is bring...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It sounds like you may have recurring bacterial vaginosis, and while this can happen to women who are HIV-, it is more common among HIV+ women. It is very possible that starting HIV Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...moredifficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV-negative women: Some vaginal infections (including yeast infections) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Infection With Trichomonas Vaginalis Increases the Risk of HIV-1 Acquisition

...significantly associated with T. vaginalis infection. It was also more common among those with concurrent cervicitis or concurrent bacterial vaginosis. Condom use and use of progesterone-only contraceptives (DMPA and Norplant) were associated... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Effect of Male Circumcision on Female Partners

...circumcised. The study also found a 50% reduction in the sexually transmitted infection trichomoniasis and a 20% reduction in bacterial vaginosis among women whose partners were HIV-negative when undergoing the procedure (Russell, San Francisco... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Mass Treatment for Curable STDs Has Mixed Results, Study Finds: Some STD Rates Fall, But HIV Incidence Remains Unchanged

...prevalent in Rakai. At baseline, for example, approximately 10 percent of the population had evidence of having had syphilis, while bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis affected about one-half and one-fourth, respectively, of all women. The... Read more »
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repeated boats with bacterial vaginosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...holding on to the past 10 months. Two questions PLEASE someone answer: 1. Is there a connection between recurring Bacterial Vaginosis and HIV? I know it is not considered an STD (only because women get it without sexual contact)... Read more »

Just plain Tired!!!

Posted by LadyK26, 1 Reply
...to the point where I went to the doctor. I started sweating at night and shortness of breath. I tested negative for STDs and HIV but I was still in my window period. I was also treated for a yeast infection but that didnt go away. I tried... Read more »

scared and alone. Waiting for results

Posted by terriblyscared, 2 Replies
...behind the knees also hurt, i am forgetful, but no fever. vaginal discharge which she did a pap test and thinks it could be bacterial vaginosis. She seemed not too concerned once again but asked me if i wanted the std tests done and went ahead... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infections If you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as syphilis, genital herpes, chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, or bacterial vaginosis appears, you may be more susceptible to getting HIV infection during sex with infected... Read more »