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Effects From Vaginal Chemical Irritants

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Condoms

...Bottom Line When used correctly, condoms are the best way to prevent the spread of HIV during sexual activity. Condoms can protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male condoms are used on...
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SEVERE NUMBNESS OF THE LEGS, ITCHING AND IRRITATING BLISTERS

I have been taking Triomune 30 since December 2008 to date. During the first 2 months I did not feel any side effects but from third month up to now I am experiencing severe numbness in my feet so much so that I am unable to wear full covered shows...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
what you are describing sounds alot like peripheral neuropathy which could be due to the stavudine (D4T). You are already on the reduced D4T dose form of triomune. If at all possible see if some form of either tenofovir, abacavir, or AZT is... Read more »

Irritation on throat and chest

Hi i had a serve cold and after taking anti biotics it went away. It left me with an irritation on my throat and chest. Please advice on what to do. I am on truvada and stocrin.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You should discuss with your HIV provider to assess whether your continued throat/chest complaints would be expected after a treated bad cold or could there be a persistent more serious problem that warrants further evaluation (knowing your past... Read more »

Side effects of Aldara Cream; It helped my warts, but now the area is irritated.

About 4 months ago, I was diagnosed with Genital Warts, there were only 2 little "groups". My gynecologist prescribed Aldara, and within a week and a half the wards were gone. I was very happy. About two weeks later after I stopped the treatment,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Aldara is a cream which is quite effective against genital warts. Depending upon the location of the warts, patients apply the Aldara to either the genital or anal Read more »

Irritation

Dear DoctorI was originally on Sustiva/Truvada everything was great (CD4 670 and undetecable). But then I had to change because of fatigue and nausea (after 14 month).I am now on Norvir-Reyataz and Truvada for about a week. I still have fatigue and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have had scores of patients on Norvir/Reyataz + Truvada and I have not heard from them any report of symptoms as you describe that we attributed to the meds (only new meds are the protease inhibitors). Norvir can cause a wide range of gut... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use or other activities. Oral sex has a lower risk of infection than anal or vaginal sex, especially if there are no open sores or blood in the mouth. See Fact Sheet 152 for information on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...mouth. This is called angular chelitis. In the vagina, the infection is called yeast infection or vaginitis . This is a common vaginal infection. Symptoms include itching, burning, and a thick whitish discharge. Candida can also spread and... Read more »
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Vaginal Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Treating Vaginal Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Practical Prevention Tips Food as Prevention! Read more »
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What can this be?

Posted by bake23, 2 Replies
...I had protected vaginal sex with a prostitute. At one point I became limp and took the condom off. The condom was still intact and still at the base Read more »

Irritating symptom! help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...itchy and red vagina with a bit of a smell. I'm worried this could be linked to HIV as i've read that HIV can give you chronic vaginal infections. I've been itchy and red for almost a year now! Is this normal? I'm finally going to go to a doctor... Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...not lessen STD transmission. For this reason our formulations include no substances that irritate the skin of the penis or vaginal lining - specifically we do not use Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or SLS. Our key ingredients have been clinically... Read more »

question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm not sure I completely understand all the talk about n-9. Condoms contain n-9...does that mean they are no longer safe? Or are they only not safe when one breaks? Read more »