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Stress And Vaginal Abnormal Condition

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Gynecological Conditions and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Vaginal Candidiasis Tips That May Help Prevent Yeast Infections Herpes Syphilis Other Common STIs Cervicitis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Human Papillomavirus Menstrual Changes Menopause Interactions Between Anti-HIV... Read more »
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Presence of Lactobacillus May Reduce HIV Concentration in Vaginal Fluid

In this summary of her study, Jane Hitti, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington at Seattle, examines study findings suggesting that a bacteria known as lactobacillus, which occurs naturally in the vaginal flora of many women (and is similar... Read more »
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Six Stress-Reducing Principles for People With Chronic Conditions

See also: Tips for Reducing Stress By Dawn Lipthrott, MSW, LCSW Stress and HIV By Terri L. Wilder, LMSW How Vulnerable Are You to Stress? Let's Take a Test! 1) Get Emotional Support -- Find a support group, a physician that is personable,... Read more »
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abnormal pap/vaginitis

i have been reading some of the opportunistic women related infection forums and I am getting scared. I have had an abnormal pap and have been referred to have a colopospy done. When I went it was normal from what the doctor could see, yet she still...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Abnormal Pap smears and vaginitis are common gynecologic problems for all women, HIV+ and HIV-, so you can't assume that these problems are due to HIV. Nonetheless, if you're concerned about HIV, you should get tested; it's the only... Read more »

abnormal vaginal discharge

Alright, my boyfriend and i had sex last week. We don't have sex frequently, but a few days later i had goobery discharge when i wiped. It was kind of bloody. it was very thick and sticky, and i have had it quite frequently ever since. It is no...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
No, you shouldn't be worried. However, you might want to consider seeing your OB/GYN for an evaluation, especially if the discharge continues, or if it is accompanied by other signs or symtpoms (unusual odor, itching, burning, frequent urge to... Read more »

Abnormal Pap smear after 10 months of sex

My fiance recently had a pap smear(Dec. 2000) and about a month later, received a letter from the health department stating that abnormal cells were detected. She is only my second sexual partner and she and I have had both protected and unprotected...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I cannot tell you the cause for your fiance's symptoms. There could be several things causing them, and only a doctor should be diagnosing her condition. Talk to your partner about your concerns, and maybe you both could talk with her doctor... Read more »

Cause of abnormal liver results?

Dr Andrew,I asked the last question about Hydrea vs. Kaletra. I wanted to know what you think was the cause of my liver labs being abnormal. Before the 7 month STI, I moved to another state and was under a tremendous amount of stress, I was taking...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
It is hard to be sure what caused your abnormal liver test results, since a number of things were going on when the abnormalities were found and you made a number of changes all at once. Nonetheless, it is good news that the tests are back to... Read more »
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vaginal yeast

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
Ok, I have had enough!!! its ME again!
I have had sex twice with the hubby, now I think I am getting a yeast infection. When will this ever end. my 8.5 week was neg...I have to wait 2 more weeks for another test and then its conclusive. Am I nutts??? Read more »

Abnormal pap smear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My doctor just informed me that my pap smear was abnormal. Could this be an indication of HIV infection?
I possibly had an exposure Feb, tested Neg End of April. Read more »

Worried and stressed

Posted by rjm2386, 1 Reply
Recently I have had 2 risky encounters with two different girls near the beginning of the year. The first incident the condom broke during intercourse the second I can't remember because of intoxication but I did wake up with a condom on. A few... Read more »

Abnormal Papsmear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are abnormal pap smears going around? I just got the results that I had a few bad cells. Joy. Plus my husband was layed off and our insurance is up soon. I hope it is just minor. I have had one other abnormal pap smear and it was no big deal. ... Read more »