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Effects From Vaginal Chemical Irritants

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Hatherleigh Press

Counseling Chemically Dependent People with HIV Illness

Introduction By October, 1993, more than 80,000 heterosexual intravenous drug users had been diagnosedwith AIDS in the United States. This group represents 24% of the nation's AIDS caseload. Sixpercent of the gay and bisexual men reported a history... Read more »
Project Inform

Vaginal Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Treating Vaginal Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Practical Prevention Tips Food as Prevention! Anti-Fungal Drugs and Pregnancy Conclusion ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Scientists Begin Human Trial of Chemical Compound to Treat HIV, Hepatitis B

Scientists in China have begun human trials of a chemical compound designed to treat HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B, China Daily reports. The compound, 1,5-DCQA, is extracted from a Chinese herb called Inula britannic , and initial research indicates... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Chemical addictions and their effect on someone with HIV

I've been HIV+ for five years. In the past two years I've developed an addiction to poppers (inhalable nitrites) and use them heavily four to five times a week. It is something I'm struggling to get away from, but that is proving to...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Inhaled nitrites (poppers) are potent vasodilatory substances, which means that they cause blood vessels to dilate. After they are inhaled, vasodilatation can cause drops in blood pressure accompanied by rapid heart rate, lightheadedness, and... 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...
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 area. Typically it is applied three times per week. I recommend to my patients that... Read more »

chemical imbalance caused by anti viral therapy

I am currently on lamivudine, atazanavir and tenofovir, i was diagonosed + 9 years ago, could my meds cause depression, chemical or otherwise or have there been any links to depression from any of the meds?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Depression is listed as a potential side effect for lamivudine and atazanavir. However, I should point out just being HIV positive is also associated with a higher incidence of depression than that seen in the HIV-negative population. Talk to... Read more »

Natural products before chemicals

Dear Sir,I fund out I was HIV positive a year ago and I've been doing blood tests every four months to check my CD3 and CD4 levels and my viral load. My doctor says that considering they do not present a number that should take me to into...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post.Unfortunately most of what you are taking has never been carefully tested to determine the impact they have on HIV disease or how they effect the time until therapy is needed. Consequently, I can not tell you if they are... Read more »
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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Irritating symptom! help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had unprotected sex with a man several times who i later found out has been with lots of girls before me. I did not have any symptoms until about 6 months later when I developped a very itchy and red vagina with a bit of a smell. I'm worried... Read more »

Vaginal sex experience with PRE-Herpesinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If I had vaginal protected condom sex with a paid sex worker and have had herpes for 20 years prior to this encounter am I at risk for hiv and should I test or just forget the entire experience and not test?

Thank you fro you time Read more »

Open cut Vs. Vaginal Fluids

Posted by luisferreira, 1 Reply

Some weeks ago and few hours before having protected sex
with a sex worker, I did shave my scrotum and had a one small bleeding cut
Is it possible to get infected from her vagina fluids if they did reach my cut, which I am sure it did happen? What... Read more »