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Treating Bacterial Vaginosis Yourself

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atripla and Bacterial vaginosis

Dear Dr. I sent a question a couple of days ago with no response. I would really appreciate receiving your kind response on why I keep getting recurring bacterial vaginosis almost monthly now. I have been on atripla for two years and each time my Dr...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge Atripla use doesn't lead to increased risk for bacerial vaginosis which can be a challenge to treat in some patients. Restoring normal vaginal flora with active culture yogurt or other interventions might be discussed with primary... Read more »

Recurring Becteria Vaginosis

Dear Dr, I am on Atripla now for over two years. I started having a relationship since Oct last... Read more »

Once again

Doctor Aberg,My article was please help dated June 30. I would like to ask you another question if... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

... What Is Bacterial Vaginosis? How Common Is Bacterial Vaginosis? How Do People Get Bacterial Vaginosis? What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Bacterial Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STDs and Pregnancy

...children against infection. How Common Are STDs in Pregnant Women in the United States? Some STDs, such as genital herpes and bacterial vaginosis, are quite common in pregnant women in the United States. Other STDs, notably HIV and... Read more »
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

...has no smell. Yeast infections usually cause the vagina and vulva (the area outside the vagina) to become itchy and red. Bacterial vaginosis -- Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection in women of reproductive age. It is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...OI. In women, health problems in the vaginal area may be early signs of HIV. These can include pelvic inflammatory disease and bacterial vaginosis, among others. See Fact Sheet 610 for more information. The most common OIs are listed here,... Read more »
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repeated boats with bacterial vaginosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...holding on to the past 10 months. Two questions PLEASE someone answer: 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)... Read more »

How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
...hello, i had unprotected sex with someone i didn't really know six weeks ago. a week later i developed bacterial vaginosis. i was treated with an anitbiotic and then my tongue developed a white fuzzy appearance and was tingling. i thought... Read more »

Just plain Tired!!!

Posted by LadyK26, 1 Reply
On May 30 I had unprotected sex with a guy that i grew up with. A couple of weeks later I got sick to my stomach and had severe body aches to the point where I went to the doctor. I started sweating at night and shortness of breath. I tested... Read more »

scared and alone. Waiting for results

Posted by terriblyscared, 2 Replies
...behind the knees also hurt, i am forgetful, but no fever. vaginal discharge which she did a pap test and thinks it could be bacterial vaginosis. She seemed not too concerned once again but asked me if i wanted the std tests done and went ahead... Read more »