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Vaginal Bacteria Infection Treatment

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...most severe cases, amphotericin B is used, but it can have serious side effects Alternative treatment: Mouthwash derived from tea-tree oil (not the oil itself -- this can be very irritating!) Candidiasis of the Vagina (Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis or Yeast Infection) May occur with high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more likely to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any woman who is undiagnosed...
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medicine for syphillis

what is the medicine for syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...vagina, anus, or in the rectum. Sores also can occur on the lips and in the mouth. Transmission of the organism occurs during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Pregnant women with the disease can pass it to the babies they are carrying. Syphilis cannot... Read more »

Does HIV make your vagina smell?

About 2 months ago I had unprotected sex with a man I found out had HIV. Im going to go get tested next week. Right after we had sex, my vagina smelled very fishy like and that lasted for 4 days and just stopped. I was wondering could that be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...might be attributable to vaginits, a general term that describes an irritation of the vagina. A condition called bacterial vaginosis, an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina, is a common vaginal infection among sexually active women. ... Read more »

itchy vagina with discharge

I was diagnosed with HPV about 1 1/2 years ago. I have had no warts at all. Recently, I have experienced an unusual discharge with an odor and was told that it was bacteria vaginitis. I was given medication and it cleared up. About 2 weeks later...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...recurrences so that you can treat them appropriately and possibly ascertain the reasons behind them.See my response to "Yellow Vaginal Discharge" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Hepatitis/Q26472.qna) for more information about... Read more »

vaginal sex, then anal sex, back to vaginal sex

my partner and myself have started to experiment with anal sex withoutcondoms. I read some articles that say even if both partners are monogomous,condoms should be used. Reading your insights gave me much relief. Question Ihave is that we like to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...condoms for protection. If neither of you are infected with any STD,then there's no need to use condoms during anal, oral, and vaginal sex(unless you are using condoms as a form of birth control). Unprotected sexwith an uninfected person is... Read more »
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

...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 caused... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...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, along with... Read more »
The Body PRO

Presence of Lactobacillus May Reduce HIV Concentration in Vaginal Fluid

...degree, among HIV-negative women, to look at colonization, and also to look at short-term treatment for conditions like bacterial vaginosis and urinary tract infections. But to my knowledge I don't think any similar trials have as yet been done... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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. Candida can also spread and... Read more »
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yeast infection or something

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...around even though it has been treated 2x with prescription and once otc. The symptoms have lessened tremendously but still some vaginal discomfort. I know persistent yeast infection can be a symptom of hiv. Could it be so persistent because of... 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 Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as syphilis, genital herpes, chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, or bacterial vaginosis appears, you may be more susceptible to getting HIV infection during sex with infected partners. EARLY SYMPTOMS... Read more »

yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have heard that recurring yeast infections are a sign of HIV positive status in women. I had a possible exposure 6 months ago, and since then, I had a yeast infection that Read more »