Is A Bacterial Infection An Std

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Certain gynecological conditions are more common, more serious and/or moredifficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV-negative women: Some vaginal infections (including yeast infections) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and...
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Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a business trip I Went into a store to grab a paper. I noticed in the back was a adult only section. In there on the side were video booths . to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... 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
Those two viral load results are essentially the same number and are within the range of assay variation. although that could be a significant drop in CD4 count, I suspect not, and also that your CD4 percent is about the same with both of those CD4... Read more »

Biaxin and STD's

Hello Doc,Just a quick one....I had 2 oral sex encounters 1 year ago and I got tested at the 9 month mark for HIV (mainly just to get it off my mind) then I started thinking about other STD's so my questions are..1)I was on Biaxin for 10 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your courses of Biaxin and amoxicillin would cover some STDs, but not all. However, if your encounters were a year ago and you are completely asymptomatic and have a negative HIV test at Read more »

Bacterial Infections

Hi Dr. Frascino:Are upper respiratory bacterial infections an indication that a persons CD4 count is droping? How is it possible for a person living with HIV who has received a flu and pneumonia vaccine and on antiviral drugs (Atripla) with
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Are upper respiratory bacterial infections an indication a person's CD4 count is dropping? No, not necessarily. Lots of folks with perfectly normal immune systems get Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...Anna Lange (not her real name) had no symptoms when she went to a Wake County, N.C., sexually transmitted diseases clinic earlier this year to pick up her birth control pills. But a routine test revealed that the 20-year-old Lange had chlamydia. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I read that people with poor immune systms take longer to show antibodies on testing. I know if you stress your immune systm weakens, does this cause you to show up later rather than earlier on ELISA tests?, because I know we all stress to the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey all I was wondering if you could help me. I took a home access test and tested negative for HIV. But I have questions concerning STIs. I cheated on my boyfriend in March and we used a condom, but after that I have gotten recurring yeast... Read more »

Low risk? what STD am I facing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...thick discharge that had taken place. No other symptoms so far. I will visit a doctor when I possibly can, but there are no STD experts that I know of in this country where I live (a small, poor Asian country), so I will be going to a general... Read more »

WONDERING.. Doctors not answering

Posted by Allen, 3 Replies
I'm was wondering if male can also have UTI.. and so I was tested form chlamydia and gonorrhea.. took the pills and still having discharge from penis. What could it be? Read more »
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