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Recurring Vaginal Infections

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Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White and... Read more »

itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would never require treatment

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Any reported cases of protected vaginal infection

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there ,

Are there any documented reports of hetero cases , where protection(condom) was used but, infection was still possible to the insertive partner(male) ?

Please help !!
Love all

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am i infected? possible non consensual vaginal penetration and other worries

Posted by peewee, 1 Reply
I am female. I only have vaginal sex. I do not give oral without condoms. I only have unprotected sex in committed relationships where testing is done at every 3 month mark.

There are 3 encounters, two of which I am extremely shaky about as I have... Read more »
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Can symptoms of primary infection recur?

First of all I would like to say it has been reassuring and soothing to read the responses of others that have agonized over symptoms. It's good to know we're not alone.My question: I engaged in some risky behavior -- unprotected anal...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I think it sounds like your doctor knows what she is doing. I am not aware of any information that demonstrates that primary infection symptoms recur over a period of time. People get colds and the flu all of the time. The timing of your symptoms... Read more »

Couple with recurring thrush

Hi. We are a couple with a "low risk" life-style. We have suffered from recurring vaginal and penile thrush on and off for the past two and a half years. We have had no other obvious symptoms, and no oral thrush. Despite all efforts it...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There are individuals that get recurrent thrush who do not have HIV. You may want to see an infectious diseases doctor or a gynecologist who specializes in recurrent candida infections to figure out why this is happening. While HIV is a possible... Read more »

recurring infection in gluteal region

Sir My husband is HIV positive.He is suffering from swelling in gluteal region (in buttocks).It happened 1year before and we operated it.It is recurring once in three weeks now.We use magnesium sulpate on it and the puzz will go out.It is causing...
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
This is likely a bacterial infection caused by methicillin resistance staph aureus (MRSA). Although HIV infected people can have recurrent infections with this bacteria, people without HIV infection can certainly have this infection as well. This... Read more »

Does recurring shingles signify HIV infection?

Does reccuring shingles mean that I am hiv+? we just had a baby and my wife said that she was tested and that it came back negative. We have been together for a little over 2 years. Is that too soon to show up in her or our newborn son? It seems as...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Recurring shingles is NOT necessarily a sign of HIV infection. Most patients with shingles do NOT have HIV infection. That said, HIV is more common in HIV-positive patients than in HIV-negative patients. I would highly recommend that you get HIV... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is a term for any infection or inflammation of the vagina. What are the symptoms of vaginitis? In general, vaginitis may cause itching, irritation, or abnormal vaginal discharge. There are a several different kinds of... Read more »
Project Inform

Vaginal Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Treating Vaginal Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Practical Prevention Tips Food as Prevention! Anti-Fungal Drugs and Pregnancy Conclusion ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

In Clinical Trial, Vaginal Gel PRO 2000 Found "Safe but Ineffective" at Preventing HIV Infection

A vaginal gel designed to protect women against HIV "was found to be safe but ineffective" in a clinical trial, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a study published online in the journal Lancet . The gel, PRO 2000, was tested in two different... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Draft Guidance on Vaginal Microbicides for the Prevention of HIV Infection

The FDA is announcing the release of a recently published Draft Guidance for Industry: Vaginal Microbicides: Development for the Prevention of HIV Infection This draft guidance is intended to provide FDA's current thinking regarding development of... Read more »