Does HIV Cause Vaginal Discharge

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Candidiasis, Vaginitis) Candidiasis is a very common vaginal infection caused by yeast (fungus). Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around your vagina, labia, or anal area. You may also have a thick, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge. HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat. You are more likely to experience yeast-related problems if you: Have low CD4 cell counts Take antibiotics,...
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can you get hiv from vaginal discharge left on toilet seat

I have ocd about hiv,etc. my mom is staying at my house and wipes from back to front. if she left some discharge hanging from my toilet seat and i got it on my toilet paper, can i get hiv. i was told hiv dies as soon as it gets oxygen, but what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that your mom "wipes from back to front."So even though you never saw any "discharge," you've worried whether your mother's vaginal discharge hanging from your toilet seat could infect you with HIV? Is your mom HIV infected?Sweetie, not only do... Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests than HIV-negative women.SymptomsMany women do not experience symptomsIn very advanced stages, a woman may experience pain, vaginal discharge, and bleeding between periodsDiagnosisHIV+ women should have a complete gynecological examination,... Read more »

VAGINAL DISCHARGE etc....

Hi Doc, Thanks a lot for answering all of my questions, it realy helps me lot....Doc, my wife got lots of white vaginal discharge till today, before she was pregnant she never had this kind of discharges, i know that discharging do occurs during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Dee,If your wife has a persistent vaginal discharge, she should see her gynecologist and/or HIV doctor. Being HIV positive can increase the likelihood that she could have a vaginal Read more »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching and a thick, white discharge. Any woman who experiences vaginal discharge should seek medical evaluation and treatment. While certain factors (diabetes; antibiotic use;... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...bladder or vaginal infection. The initial symptoms and signs in women include a painful or burning sensation when urinating, increased vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding between periods. Women with gonorrhea are at risk of developing serious... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...being screened for HIV Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around the vagina, labia, or anal area and thick, curd-like vaginal dischargeHIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat ... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...the Throat Candidiasis of the throat and windpipe, called esophageal infection, is a serious condition. It is on the list of AIDS-defining illnesses, affecting up to 1 in 5 people with AIDS. It often occurs together with thrush. Symptoms... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is found in most people's... Read more »