Hiv And The Vagina

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Ask the Experts

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
...might be attributable to vaginits, a general term that describes an irritation of the vagina. A condition called bacterial vaginosis, an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina, is a common vaginal infection among sexually active women. ... Read more »

Is hiv present if a women rubs outside vagina

If a women were to rub the outside of her vagina and then rub her breast but no fluid was visible... 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 »
The Body PRO

Presence of Lactobacillus May Reduce HIV Concentration in Vaginal Fluid, among HIV-negative women, to look at colonization, and also to look at short-term treatment for conditions like bacterial vaginosis and urinary tract infections. But to my knowledge I don't think any similar trials have as yet been done... Read more »
The Body PRO

Human Trial of Vaginal Microbicide Gel PRO 2000 Finds Some Level of HIV Protection

...absolutely no concerns raised in the genital tract, where we would want to look at a range of things like bleeding, changes in vaginal discharge and so on. We had no adverse events that were higher in the active arms compared to the placebo. As... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Require Vaginal Contraceptives Containing Nonoxynol-9 to Include Warning Label That Products Do Not Protect Against STIs, Including HIV

... FDA on Tuesday issued a new rule that will require vaginal contraceptives containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to include a warning label that the products do not prevent the spread of Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV and the Vaginal Ecosystem

...(Landers, 1997). And Sharon Hillier, M.D., reported at the National Conference that data now show an association between bacterial vaginosis (a common vaginal infection) and risk for acquiring HIV infection. Chlamydia infection is also a risk... Read more »