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Iodine Usefulness For Vaginal Infections

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...yeast-like fungus is found in all healthy people. The immune system and bacteria normally found in the body generally keep Candida under control. When it gets out of control, Candida can cause problems in the mouth, throat, or vagina. This can happen when the immune system is weakened by HIV or when you take antibiotics (which can kill the helpful bacteria). The medications used to fight Candida are anti-fungal drugs called "azoles."...
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vaginal infections

I was diagnos HIV in 1991. Early September I have gotten a Vaginal infections with Bacterial problems. It is now ending of January and I still have a discharge. Before visiting the doctors, I have tried over the counter monistat 2 times. and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...you have trich or bacterial vaginosis??). Often helpful to start eating active culture yogurt to try and normalize your gut/vaginal bacterial flore. Avoiding chemicals and other irritants in vaginal area also important in some cases-seeing a gyn... Read more »

Can a Vaginal bacterial infection lower my T-Cell count?

I currently have HIV and my previous viral load was 1300 with a t-cell count over 651 which was an improvement from my previous blood tests. In a 6 month period my viral load increased to 1600 but my t-cell count dropped to 495. When I took my last...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...also that your CD4 percent is about the same with both of those CD4 counts, indicating a nonsignificant drop. Although some infections, primarily in the absence of HIV treatment, can result in increased viral load and decreased CD4 counts, I... Read more »

condom broke in vaginal intercourse, possibility of infection?

Hello Dr Frascino, First of all I would to thank you for providing scientific and accurate information on the Internet. Im a man of 30 years in good health. I had last Friday a sexual intercourse with a girl I had met that night...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HiThe CDC's estimated per-act risk statistic for acquisition of HIV via unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 5 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated-risk would be lower, as we don't know Read more »

persistent vaginal yeast infection

I have a problem! I don't know what it is. I have taken antibiotics for bacterial infection and I have this white discharge that is grainy The doctor told me I did not have any yeast but to me it looks like it never goes away. Normally my body...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Persistent/recurrent vaginal yeast infections can be a sign of HIV, but they can also occur in HIV-s and in other diseases such as diabetes. Sometimes, Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...a lot fewer people got OIs. It's not clear how many people with HIV will get a specific OI. In women, health problems in the vaginal area may be early signs of HIV. These can include pelvic inflammatory disease and bacterial vaginosis, among... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other changes in their bodies. The number of 55-to-64-year-old single people in the US... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection?... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

... Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

To Douche

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...mentioning that your symptoms are related to the "stripper" incident where douche was splashed in your face from the stripper's vagina. Are you aware that the contents in douche are vinegar, baking soda and iodine? Doctor's do not recommend... Read more »

Unprotected Vaginal, no ejaculation

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How high a risk is unprotected receptive vaginal sex with ejaculation outside of the body? What is the chance of being infected by precum only? My rapid test was negative Read more »

vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would never require treatment Read more »