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Hiv And The Vagina

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Does HIV make your vagina smell?

About 2 months ago I had unprotected sex with a man I found out had HIV. Im going to go get tested next week. Right after we had sex, my vagina smelled very fishy like and that lasted for 4 days and just stopped. I was wondering could that be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Immediate exposure to HIV will not cause the "fishy" smell in your vagina that you described. The cause of the odor might be attributable to vaginits, a general term that describes an irritation of the vagina. A condition called... Read more »

less HIV at opening of vagina

I was told by my doctor when questioning him about a potential hiv risk that closer to the opening... Read more »

Risk of hiv in licking a vagina

Dear Dr SouthallIn couple of days (28 May 2013), I did a safe sex with a prostitute (an extra safe... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 »
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"Vagina Pride:" Laura Bush Keynotes Session on Female Leadership

Photo courtesy of USA Today. When former First Lady Laura Bush entered the International AIDS Conference's largest session room today as the keynote speaker at a special session titled Leadership in the AIDS Response for Women, I felt... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anti-HIV Gel Shows Promise in Large-Scale Study in Women

An investigational vaginal gel intended to prevent HIV infection in women has demonstrated encouraging signs of success in a clinical trial conducted in Africa and the United States. Findings of the recently concluded study, funded by the National... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Presence of Lactobacillus May Reduce HIV Concentration in Vaginal Fluid

In this summary of her study, Jane Hitti, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington at Seattle, examines study findings suggesting that a bacteria known as lactobacillus, which occurs naturally in the vaginal flora of many women (and is similar... Read more »
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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 »

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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Penis to Vagina contact

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had what i think is called grinding with a lady. as I was on my back she rubbed her vagina against my penis. I did not penetrate her or did her vagina come in contact with the head of my penis. She was sort of sitting by the base of my penis while... Read more »

Strange smell from the vagina

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A year ago I had some unprotected intercourses, and after that I feel an strange discharge( sometimes it burns, sometimes it has an strange odor in it coming from the cervix, sometimes I have no fluid ). I had done two pap-smears, and a cultive and... Read more »