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Can I Get Hiv If I Have Bacterial Vaginosis

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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 »

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 »

high white blood cell count, no HIV?

i recently went to the ER with lower back pains and abdominal pains and my period was 2 1/2 months late. they did a urine test and blood test and i was not pregnant, but found thru blood tests and urine tests that i had UTI, kidney infection, and...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...should go to a doctor and ask these and any other questions about HIV and GET TESTED. Also, because you were diagnosed with bacterial vaginitis, I suspect you are not using safer sex (such as condoms). NOT A GOOD IDEA! R.E.S.P.E.C.T. yourself!... 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
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

... STDs Transmitted by Other Means Bacterial Vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis (BV), previously known as nonspecific vaginitis, is the most common cause of vaginal inflammation in women of childbearing age.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...OI. In women, health problems in the vaginal area may be early signs of HIV. These can include pelvic inflammatory disease and bacterial vaginosis, among others. See Fact Sheet 610 for more information. The most common OIs are listed here,... Read more »
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

HIV-Positive Women Need Annual Cervical Cytology: ACOG Guidelines

...twice during the first year after HIV diagnosis and annual screening thereafter. HIV-positive women are at increased risk of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, and treatment may take longer than average, the guidelines note. Women with... 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 »

freaking out, are these hiv+ symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...total, I engaged in risky sexual behavior, unprotected vaginal and oral (they're past lovers but promiscous). In nov. I got a bacterial vaginosis, got metronidazole and terconazole cream, finished treatment. Then I got a yeast infection, this was... Read more »