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Cause Of Vaginal Strep Infection

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...opportunistic infections. In the mouth, the infection is called thrush . When the infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can also cause cracking at the corners of the mouth. This is called angular chelitis. In the vagina, the infection is called yeast...
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2 times unprotected sex, severe sore throat

Hi DoctorYour site is very informative and your humour is absolutely brilliant!I wanted to ask a question that has probably been asked in many variations but I have read some conflicting info on different sites so your opinion would be so welcome.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(had sex very early on Sunday, around 4 AM, just to give you a time frame) and the next morning, Monday, I woke up with a very sore throat and had the head pressure, swollen lymph nodes under my ears, the aches, and congestion. Doctor diagnosed... Read more »

Strep Throat and AVS

I was reading the article by Rick Sowadsky - "FAQ" dated 6/97. He does a good job trying to pacify anyone who thinks that they might be infected. He also makes clear that any symptom during AVS could be the symptom of another illness.Some...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...infected individual and came into contact with pre-ejaculate.Symptoms associated to primary/acute infection are caused by HIV. Strep throat is caused by a bacterium, streptococcus, that is transmitted by coming into contact with the mucous (nose... Read more »

vaginal strep b infection/weight loss with shiingles.

hiI have two questions. In the last year i have had two illnesses. I believe i had shingles but my docs had a hard time recognizing it. I had a shocking feeling on my had and swollen lymph nodes. i had this for about 2 months. During the two...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...low grade fever and weight loss. (Yes, shingles which is caused by the Herpes Zoster or "chicken pox" virus is one of them.)Vaginal Strep B is one of several bacterial vaginal infections which are common. Most of the time it does not cause much... Read more »

Unprotected vaginal oral sex after brushing teeth?

Hi doctor,I am really scarred and have had a lot of anxiety lately about this issue to the point that it has been difficult for me to go about my daily tasks. I am female and had a one night stand with a man almost 6 weeks ago. He used a condom,...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I do not think any of these events led to transmission of HIV. If you need more than my word, get tested now and again in 4 weeks. If the first is negative, I bet the second one will be too.DW Read more »
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Gonorrhea

...soreness, bleeding, or painful bowel movements. Rectal infection also may cause no symptoms. Infections in the throat may cause a sore throat but usually causes no symptoms. What are the complications of gonorrhea? Untreated gonorrhea can... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...generally keep Candida under control. When it gets out of control, Candida can cause problems in the mouth, throat, or vagina. This can happen when the immune system is weakened by HIV or when you take antibiotics (which can kill the helpful... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...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, along with... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in... Read more »
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Freaky out, stressed out, can anyone help?

Posted by alexajc, 2 Replies
...don't recall any sickness. I recently had a rash on my ribs (itchy but nothing ever showed up visibly). Now i have had a minor sore throat for about a month. I keep researching and thinking i have all the symptoms and it is driving me crazy. ... Read more »

Strep Throat & HIV????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...weeks after a possible HIV exposure (unprotected vaginal intercourse). Tested negative on HIV antibody test, but positive for strep throat. Two questions. Can strep throat be a early sign or symptom of ARS and I just haven't produced the... Read more »

am i in high risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...(stranger). because my gum and teeth bleed easily. do u think i'm in high risk of getting HIV. 5 days later, i have fever and sore throat but recover within a week. do u think i'm in high risk. we do not have any sex intercourse. that guy... Read more »

yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have heard that recurring yeast infections are a sign of HIV positive status in women. I had a possible exposure 6 months ago, and since then, I had a yeast infection that would not go away for 2 months. then I had a break for 4 months, now I have... Read more »