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Painful Vaginitis Sores

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Gynecological Problems

...Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2. Although herpes-1 is most often associated with cold sores, both forms may be sexually transmitted and can cause genital herpes. Like other viruses, herpes remains in your body for life. It hibernates in nerve roots when it's not causing symptoms such as painful...
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agonising with pain and incertitude

I am sorry to bother you with my question; please forgive me for taking the courage to write to you. I have been exposed to high risk unprotected sexual intercourse with a newly infected male. I am sure I am infected, since I had a sore throat for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects and antiretroviral therapy. Read more »

Possible gonorrhea infection

Could the signs of chlamydia, gonorrhea, or herpes be (in women) white discharge and a small painful sore in the outer vaginal area, and if so, how long after contact would these symptoms appear?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Symptoms for the sexually transmitted infections usually appear two to four weeks after an exposure, but could take longer to manifest (sometimes months or years). Most people may not even experience symptoms after an exposure. If you think that... Read more »

PEP and muscle pain

hello, i'm on pep (sustiva, stavir, heptavir) after vaginal fluid on half-healed herpes sore breaf contact (protected sex, but condom slipped half way, exposing part of herpes sore that started one week before, a first outbreak).thank you for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sustiva can cause a wide range of odd neurologic side effects during the first 4 weeks patients take it. Your overall chance for HIV infection is small (<1%) with the exposure you describe). Read more »

all body nervous pains on PEP

please answer!!! nobody knows!after half healed herpes sore exposure to vaginal fluids i was put on PEP(sustiva,heptavir,stavir) after 10 16 day of pep. and i experience nervous pains all over the body including lymph under armpit, upper...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most likely Sustiva related side effects. Would check with your primary MD or the prescribing MD for a safety check--only 12 mre days to reach 28 then drug side effects should start diminishing! KH Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...a burning sensation when urinating, or a white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis. Sometimes men with gonorrhea get painful or swollen testicles. In women, the symptoms of gonorrhea are often mild, but most women who are infected have... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...cracking at the corners of the mouth. This is called angular chelitis. In the vagina, the infection is called yeast infection or vaginitis . This is a common vaginal infection. Symptoms include itching, burning, and a thick whitish discharge.... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...depression -- can also cause or worsen candidiasis. Infection in the Vagina Vaginal candidiasis, called yeast infection or vaginitis, is an infection of the vulva and/or vagina. It causes a smelly, thick, white-yellow discharge that might... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can... Read more »
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HELP - Abdominal pain question

Posted by solost, 1 Reply
...realized that he wasn't wearing thr condom as I had told him to. Long story short, the next day, I began experiencing abdominal pains that felt more like an inflammation. The pain lasted for about 5 days. 4 days after the encounter, I began to... Read more »

Rash & Sore Throat

Posted by RMT, 1 Reply
...inches in diameter. The rash cleared in 4 days. Around the same time (perhaps later that day - i cant remember clearly) I had painful lymph nodes and a sore throat. The lymph nodes subsided in a few days and the sore persisted for 10 days - 2... Read more »

high stress

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies ,so after all this tijme passed i am very depressed and was diagnosed with anxeity ,but recently i am experiencing very painfull joints and musle pain could this be related to hiv and could this be to early for this kind hiv syptoms, so... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Have lymph nodes in my jaw and the pain is shooting to my ear and then my head. Afraid to take anything exposed to hiv and hep c blood. Went ID doctor he said hepc can Read more »