Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Is Vaginosis Caused By Intercourse

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

...partners, Douching It is not clear what role sexual activity plays in the development of BV. Women do not get BV from toilet seats, bedding, swimming pools, or from touching objects around them. Women who have never had sexual intercourse may also be affected. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis? Women with BV may have an abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor. Some women report a strong fish-like...
Ask the Experts

A strange and scientifically doubtable information?

Hello Dr.!I'm a dedicated follower and supporter of this website, which I think is a guiding light in terms of HIV/AIDS counselling and information. And since we are all at pontential risk, I must ask for your guidance on the following subject:I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transferring "germs" from one locale to another. For instance, using the same condom for vaginal sex following a bout of anal sex could cause a vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis, for example).My advice is to stock up with a Costco-sized... Read more »

Already been WooHooed!

Hello Dr. Bob,I have posted here before. I am the President of the East Coast Muff Diving Team. I wanted to know at what time do you reconsider the WooHoo? The reason I am asking is because I have tested negative on all antibody test to date (7...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your antibody tests out to seven months would qualify even under the most conservative guidelines (six months). Whatever is causing your symptoms, one thing is absolutely certain: It's not HIV. As for "what else can it be," unfortunately I cannot... Read more »

Un protected sex

i was wondering if there was a cream or a gel that is being tested to prevent HIV.. My Boyfriend do not like useing condoms, I am undectable have been for years. I havent missed any of my meds in a very long time, I have a cd4 count of 800 and i am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected sex you are having (oral, vaginal, anal). You can find the CDC estimated per-episode statistical risk for various types of sexual activities in the archives.Various types of microbicide creams and gels have been under clinical... 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
...can lead to vaginitis, and it is important to see your doctor to get an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Vaginitis can be caused by infections that may or may not be sexually transmitted. Candidiasis, also known as yeast infection, is caused... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...throats more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...bloodstream. Hepatitis virus can also be transmitted by sharing needles. The next greatest risk for HIV infection is from unprotected sexual intercourse (without a condom). Receptive anal intercourse carries the highest risk. The lining of the... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...for lesions (cuts or scrapes). If you find something, don't believe your partner if he or she tells you itwas caused by the heat, the weather, or clothes. You should avoid any contactwith the area until a health care worker has... Read more »
Connect With Others

Intercourse with a transvestite: Anal sex with condom and oral sex without it

Posted by CALEXIS, 1 Reply
...since 2 or 3 years. In this case I met a transvestite boy through the Internet. I went to his house and e had the following sexual activities. Oral sex (He performed to me) at least 2 minutes and I ejaculated in his mouth. Oral sex (Me to him)... Read more »

I have been so stupid....so worried

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...asked to have the works done, a full genital check, blood tests..everything. On the day, they told me that I had BV (Baterial Vaginosis) which wasn't serious and they gave me some antibiotics for it. I was then told to go home and wait for the... Read more »

vaginal intercourse also anal sex

Posted by bovvylee, 1 Reply
...alot of four play and it happen last night we all had wild night and his brother wasin my anus while my boyfriend was going vaginal intercourse . then his brother also did used condom and I'm afaird I mite be having baby cause I miss my period . Read more »

repeated boats with bacterial vaginosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... 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) however, I first got it in November after having unprotected vaginal and it has... Read more »