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How Do I Take Care Of Vaginitis

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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is a term for any infection or inflammation of the vagina. What are the symptoms of vaginitis? In general, vaginitis may cause itching, irritation, or abnormal vaginal discharge. There are a several different kinds of... 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 sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, the AP/... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH to Test Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention in Women

Researchers will launch a large, multinational clinical trial this month to test the effectiveness and extended safety of a vaginal ring containing an experimental antiretroviral drug to prevent HIV infection in women. With a projected 3,476 ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Stripper wiped vaginal juice under my nose! Please Help!

One stripper was manually stimulating the other with her finger. I was talking to my friend sitting next to me when one of the strippers took her finger and wiped fresh vaginal juice under my nose!!! This may may seem silly to you guys but I am now...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No, there is no risk of acquiring HIV or any other STD from vaginal juice applied to your nose. Take care, LHW... Read more »

can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Vaginal fluids

Dear Dr DieterichThank you for your great work. I recently have my first sexual encounter with a commercial sex worker in Southeast Asia. While I use a double layer (2) condoms on for sexual intercourse, I am not careful during foreplay. I rub...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
That is very low risk behavior for contracting HBV. If you are worried, you should get vaccinated for HBV and then you cannot get it! Continue using condoms that will help too, although your choice of partners is not a low risk! Be careful! DTD... Read more »

itchy vaginal

me and my boyfriend had sex few weeks ago but we used a condom and im taking birth control...but i dont know why my vaginal area is itching...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Your itch can be from many things, using a condom during sex though reduces the risk of transmission of HIV. You may be allergic to latex or picked up another type of STD. If it continues I recommend that you see your health care provider.Be well... Read more »
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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 »

vaginal yeast

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
Ok, I have had enough!!! its ME again!
I have had sex twice with the hubby, now I think I am getting a yeast infection. When will this ever end. my 8.5 week was neg...I have to wait 2 more weeks for another test and then its conclusive. Am I nutts??? Read more »

vaginal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi..
these past two days I found large orange stain on my panties. I also have been experiencing pain during intercourse. I checked on info. about vaginal infection symptoms, none of it says something about orange color discharge. does anybody... Read more »

Vaginal fluid exposure - I am at risk ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone advise me. I made 2 stupid mistakes after fingering(non insertive, just the top of the vulva but got my fingertips damp) what I would now call a high risk African girl

First mistake, I rubbed the side of my eye with the knuckle of my... Read more »