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Does Itchy Vagina Mean I Have AIDS

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itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

itchy spots

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING WHAT RASH IS GENERALIZED WITH HIV SYPMTOMS..I STARTED HAVING ITCHY RED AREAS ON MY ARMS...SOMETIME ON MY LEGS...SINCE DEC. 20..THE DAY I WENTTO A CONCERT..I WAS BY THE STAGE RUBBING ON EVERYONE ELSE THAT WAS SWEATY..SINCE THATS ALL... Read more »

Itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys. Its been a year or so after my possible exposure but i never really thought about HIV, utill now. Ive been having problems with itchy dry skin all over. Is this a symptom of HIV? Will be testing i a week. thanks.

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Dry itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey guys, Ive been a lot of people worried about there symptoms and they include dry itchy skin. Is this a symptom of HIV? Does it happen early or later on? I dont remember this being a symptom. reason asking is ive had very dry itchy skin the last... Read more »

Vagina touched toilet

Posted by Lyndsay1, 3 Replies
i was out drunk and went to the toilet and went to sit down and my vagina touched the toilet seat. I'm terrified i might have caught hep c or hiv. Help. Ps i have high anxiety and ocd which doesn't help

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itchy vagina with discharge

I was diagnosed with HPV about 1 1/2 years ago. I have had no warts at all. Recently, I have experienced an unusual discharge with an odor and was told that it was bacteria vaginitis. I was given medication and it cleared up. About 2 weeks later...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is important that you continue to talk with your medical provider, preferrably you gynecologist, about the continuing complications you are having with your vagina. Women do experience recurrences of vaginitis after treatment, which can be quite... Read more »

Can itchy skin be the only symptom of HIV?

I suffer from itchy skin and I'm worried it might be a cancer. Going through your site/forum, I read this piece of information from you:"Itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general."Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I did indeed respond to a query stating that "itchiness is not an uncommon finding in lymphoma patients, and in AIDS patients in general." There are so many causes for itchy skin, ranging from the less serious causes (e.g. new detergent,... Read more »

Cuts on my vagina with a disharge what could this mean?

YES me and my partener had unprotected sex for a while then we went back to condoms. Everytime after that my privates would really be sore. I thought something was wrong. I have a discharge and I have cuts on the lips of my vagina. What does...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You shouldn't worry, but you should talk with your doctor about the symptoms that you are experiencing.RMK... Read more »

Itchy dude...

Hi there Doc. I had unprotected vaginal sex with a co-worker (my bad.) I'm concerned she may be promiscuous(duh...) I know to test at 3 months for hiv. My question is this. I've been getting hives on a daily basis for 5 weeks. They come...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Itchy Dude,I agree that since you had unprotected sex a three-month HIV test is warranted. Hives are not considered to be a common symptom associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) or HIV disease. Hives are extremely common, often... Read more »
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Cleaning Vagina Linked to Increased HIV Risk, Study Finds

Data culled from 13 studies of 14,874 sub-Saharan African women, 791 of whom ended up HIV-positive, found that those cleaning, tightening or drying their vaginas using soap, cloth or paper were more at risk for contracting the virus, according to a... Read more »