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Types Of Vaginal Infections

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida
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hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...regular Pap tests are vital. Treatment depends on the type of cervical cancer and how far it has spread. Often, more than one kind of treatment is used.Surgery: Cancer tissue is cut out in an operationChemotherapy: Drugs (pills and/or intravenous... Read more »

Vaginal Fluid Coating on Penis via Breat Sex

Hello Doc,I believe you would answer me at the third try.A couple of days ago I had vaginal intercourse with a massage lady. After 5 min penetration, I decided to pull out and rub my penis in between her large breasts. Unfortunately the condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Worried Forum Reader,You didn't want to destroy my appetite by talking about foul smelling, "BO-type" vaginal secretions and "whitish" stuff . . . . Hmm . . . . Too late!!! Cancel dinner!To answer your questions:1.Since you've written Read more »

Are there different types of HIV?

A guy that I have dated on and off contracted HIV many years ago through a blood transfusion. He says it is contained and he says that it is not the "viral kind". Is there more than one kind of HIV/AIDs and are the risk factors for myself the same?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no such thing as a "non-viral kind" of HIV. HIV is a virus (human immunodeficiency virus). If this guy was infected with HIV and you had sex without condoms (vaginal, Read more »

Unsafe vaginal sex

You stated in an answer before: If infected vaginal/cervical fluids come into contact with the man's urethra (pee hole), HIV transmission could occur. That's why we always recommend latex condoms for penetrative sex. But isn't this risk considered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Nope! That's the point! HIV is actively taken up and transported across mucous membranes such as the lining of the urethra or vagina (but not "regular skin"). Direct access to the bloodstream via cuts or abrasions is not necessary if... Read more »
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

...vaginitis? In general, vaginitis may cause itching, irritation, or abnormal vaginal discharge. There are a several different kinds of vaginitis, each with their own causes and symptoms: Candida or "yeast" infections -- Yeast infections of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...active partner in anal intercourse, seems to run a much lower risk, but still higher than for the active partner in insertive vaginal intercourse. Receptive vaginal intercourse has the next highest risk. The lining of the vagina is stronger... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these... Read more »
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Still worrying

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...enhanced heterosexual transmission of subtype E may be due to increased replication in Langerhans' cells, which are located in the vaginal mucosa and may be the cell types that first become infected during heterosexual transmission of HIV-1.[54] ... Read more »

Regarding Risk of Infection

Posted by anonimus, 1 Reply
...About 7 weeks ago I had sex with a woman which I did not knew. I have no idea if she could be infected with any kind of STD but I made my mind that she could have some kind of STD including HIV. Therefore, since then I have been very interested Read more »

I am infected but can't prove it

Posted by Anonymous
...year 4. fat redisdribution over my body. 5. gained weight and a big stomach. 6. eyes burn and water all the time. 7. several vaginal yeast infections. 8. digestive problems I have had a dozen Antibody tests and a half dozen PCR's. What other... Read more »

Vaginal Fluid in my Cock Head

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...getting marrige in two months and If so I test my blood there will not the correct result as it is in between window period. Kindly help... Read more »