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Effects Of Vaginosis During Menstruation

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

Where Can I Get More Information? Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/std Order Publication Online at www.cdc.gov/std/pub CDC-INFO Contact Center 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Website: www.cdc.gov CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) P.O. Box 6003 Rockville, MD 20849-6003 1-800-458-5231 1-888-282-7681 Fax 1-800-243-7012 TTY E-mail:...
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Sustiva & Menstruation

I've been using oral contraceptives for a couple of years now and everything was fine until I started a combo of Sustiva and Combivir. Then I started to get periods every 21 days! My doctor has tried changing my birth control pills five times...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Menstrual irregularities are very common among HIV-infected women. One important question to ask your health care provider is whether there could be a drug interaction between your Sustiva and your birth control pills. John A. Bartlett, M.D.... Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While unable to share "personal" knowledge about the effects of HIV on menstruation, I'm more than ready, willing and able to share "direct" knowledge. See tha recent article from BETA below! The Web link is... Read more »

Lyposuction for lipodistrophy? I have Diarrhea solution. Menstruation stopped?

I am a woman who has been positive for 14-17 years. Been on many meds. Now I'm on Zerit, DDI, Hydrea, Fortavase, ABT/Ritonovir. Tcells 52, Viral Load 7000 or 70,000 (I've heard so many numbers). Have resistance to many drugs. I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would refer you to one of the recent issues of POZ magazine that addressed the use of plastic surgery (June issue pp 64-67) or Positively Aware (August issue pp 21-24 www.tpan.com). I am concerned that if the fat loss is severe it is hard to... Read more »

my chronic bacterial vaginosis infection seems to be antibiotic resistant

What can I do to eradicate chronic bacterial vaginosis. I have been having this problem form the past three years,and now it seems to be antibiotic resistant because it does not go away.I have been treated with metro gel and cleosin and neither make...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Chronic bacterial vaginosis should be managed by a Gynecologist with expertise in this area; if you are not satisfied with the care you are receiving you should ask for a referral for a second opinion;JLS.... Read more »
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repeated boats with bacterial vaginosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been lurking and reading the boards for almost 6 months now. I am trying to build the courage to test this week. I must! Possible exposure was in December 2003. Unprotected vaginal. Partner tested neg 8 months prior to and again negative... Read more »

anal sex with menstruation

Posted by koverta
A week ago i had protected anal sex with prostitute. She had a menstrual at that time. 30 min before sex a shave my scrotum and cut myself. Cut was some 2mm and stops to bleeding after i take shower. Intercourse was some 10-15seconds long and i go... Read more »

treatment to clamidia effect hiv window

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply
My question is say the hospital had treated someone for clamidia, which is antiboitics of doxycline and a shot of peniciline would this prolong the hiv window period . thankyou Read more »

Therapy side effect (tolerable ?)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What major side effect did u experience ? is it tolerable and would the others know u are infected ?..When will the effect of lipodstrophy show up ? (e.g fat distribution change or cholesterol level change) ? What is the average life expectancy (as... Read more »