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My Vagina Hurts And Has A Strange Smell Could It Be A Std

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development...
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Atripla and PAD , also loss of sense of smell & taste

I have a patient who has been HIV positive since 2001 and was not on medication. She started Atripla six weeks ago and c/o lower leg pains. States it feels as if "all the blood is being pooled in her lower legs", feels relieved only when her legs...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have heard of or cared for several patients who had some peripheral neurologic and taste/small effects after starting Atripla-in some cases those effects were persistence so a change in therapy was considered (ie changing the efavirenz to... Read more »

STD from sniffing panties? (SNIFFING AND HIV, 2010)

I sniffed a pair of panties from a 54 year old woman. I'd doubt she has any STD but i'm worried. I put her underwear by my nose for maybe 3 seconds took a whiff, smelled nothing and put them down. I washed my face immediately after because i was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Bobsniffing panties Jun 15, 2009I like to sniff my wife panties. Am I sick?Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Nope. Olfaction (the sense of smell) is one of life's pleasures and it enhances our enjoyment in the sexual as well as non-sexual realms. Are... Read more »

Possible STD?

Hello, before starting I did search the website and other websites and I did not find anything regarding my question (maybe a bit similar but nothing specific), so I decided to ask you to end this.So the question is, I sniffed and licked and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Bobsniffing panties Jun 15, 2009I like to sniff my wife panties. Am I sick?Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Nope. Olfaction (the sense of smell) is one of life's pleasures and it enhances our enjoyment in the sexual as well as non-sexual realms. Are... Read more »

is this gonorrhea

2 days ago,i discovered that my vagina has a very strong smell. at first i thought it was my anus but i put my hand in it, and it smelled like faeces. i don't have any other symptoms, just a little soreness from having sex 2 days earlier. what do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the Internet, but I would certainly advise you see your gynecologist without delay for an evaluation, including a screen for STDs.Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

... Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmittedinfections (STIs), are diseases and infections that... 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

... New CDC figures show the United States logs 19 million new STD cases each year. Less than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
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Strange smell from the vagina

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...silfilis and my doctor has told me that I am OK, but I have every day a kind of strange sensation ( burning fluid, and a garlic smell from the cervix ) Can anyone help me ? Please. Is it something related to HIV after being tested negative after... Read more »

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in mind always, protected sex is just that PROTECTED, so stop... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »