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Is Candidiasis And Bacterial Vaginosis The Same

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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atripla and Bacterial vaginosis

Dear Dr. I sent a question a couple of days ago with no response. I would really appreciate receiving your kind response on why I keep getting recurring bacterial vaginosis almost monthly now. I have been on atripla for two years and each time my Dr...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge Atripla use doesn't lead to increased risk for bacerial vaginosis which can be a challenge to treat in some patients. Restoring normal vaginal flora with active culture yogurt or other interventions might be discussed with primary... Read more »

my chronic bacterial vaginosis infection seems to be antibiotic resistant

What can I do to eradicate chronic bacterial vaginosis. I have been having this problem form the past three years,and now it seems to be antibiotic resistant because it does not go away.I have been treated with metro gel and cleosin and neither make...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Chronic bacterial vaginosis should be managed by a Gynecologist with expertise in this area; if you are not satisfied with the care you are receiving you Read more »

Need help

Ive had sex with 2 guys and neither of them have been tested and neither have I. I have gotten 5 or 6 yeast infections this year but Im not sure if thats what they were. Im a lifeguard during the summer and someone told me that sitting in a wet swim...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Antibiotics, pregnancy, infections, among other things, can lead to a yeast infection, and it is probably not sexually transmitted. Bacterial vaginosis (BV), is caused by a bacterial infection, and trichomoniasis (trich)is a common sexually... Read more »

Yellow Vaginal Discharge

Hi, i have been having yellow discharge and it has an unusual odor. I am sexually active but with only 1 person(boyfrien).He is the only one i have ever slept with. Do u think this could just be an infection or can it also be an std?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Antibiotics, pregnancy, infections, among other things, can lead to a yeast infection, and it is probably not sexually transmitted. Bacterial vaginosis (BV), is caused by a bacterial infection, and trichomoniasis (trich)is a common sexually... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reproductive Tract Infections Among Women Attending a Gynecology Outpatient Department in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

...etiologically diagnosed RTI, including 11 percent with an STI. Endogenous infections were most prevalent (candidiasis 40 percent; bacterial vaginosis 25 percent), followed by STI (Chlamydia trachomatis 4.1 percent; N. gonorrhea (NG) and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...parasites (see below for information on specific STDs). Some conditions, for example vaginal candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis are often not transmitted sexually, but are nevertheless associated with symptoms... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Infection With Trichomonas Vaginalis Increases the Risk of HIV-1 Acquisition

...significantly associated with T. vaginalis infection. It was also more common among those with concurrent cervicitis or concurrent bacterial vaginosis. Condom use and use of progesterone-only contraceptives (DMPA and Norplant) were associated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Risk Behaviors in Unregistered Sex Workers in Dakar, Senegal

...percent, gonorrhea; 20 percent chlamydial infection; 22.4 percent trichomoniasis; 19 percent, candidiasis; and 28.8 percent, bacterial vaginosis. Women reported their main reason for non-registration as ignorance of the legal system and its... Read more »
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Erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...by itself.. then it comes back maybe in a week in a diff location and goes away again.. does this sound like Erythematous candidiasis? from what i have read it is unlikly it is because it usually doesnt just resolve by itself within a day or... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and are always burning. Could it be something transmited by mouth??? i made a negative Elisa. now i have more than this i have candidiasis in the corner of mouth too. give me your opinion please Read more »

candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...del riesgo, noto la lengua bastante blanca, sobre todo la parte de ms hacia dentro, la punta de la lengua no tanto, ?es esto candidiasis? cuando me cepillo se va bastante, ?puede ser? Read more »

repeated boats with bacterial vaginosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...holding on to the past 10 months. Two questions PLEASE someone answer: 1. Is there a connection between recurring Bacterial Vaginosis and HIV? I know it is not considered an STD (only because women get it without sexual contact)... Read more »