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Vaginal Bacteria Infections Contagious?

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...yeast-like fungus is found in all healthy people. The immune system and bacteria normally found in the body generally keep Candida under control. When it gets out of control, Candida can cause problems in the mouth, throat, or vagina. This can happen when the immune system is weakened by HIV or when you take antibiotics (which can kill the helpful bacteria). The medications used to fight Candida are anti-fungal drugs called "azoles."...
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What exactly is mycoplasma?

Dear Dr Bob, I was one who asked you the questions titled "Insertive Oralisterine Sex, Dry Cough, Chest Pains (LISTERINE 2010)" dated Jan 9, 2010 and "Dr Bob - A wonderful human being, healer, and friend" dated Jan 11, 2010. Dr Bob, on Day 30, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anus. It has only recently been identified as a sexually transmitted infection.Mycoplasma genitalium is spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex. It can also be transmitted by sex toys and hands and fingers if they have been in contact with an... Read more »

Pathophysiology Class (Part 2)

Dr. B.,I did show your comments to my professor, and he shrugged his shoulders and said, "impressive credentials, but that still doesn't change the facts. Yes, different viruses have different transmission vectors, but they are inherently efficient...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures. The estimated per-act HIV-acquisition risk for insertive penile-vaginal intercourse with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures.Medical student rather... Read more »

Dr Bob's Divine Sentence - "We could stop HIV cold in its tracks!"

Dear Dr Bob, I just write to express my heartfelt "thank you" for your definitive (and kind) answer to my question, "What exactly is mycoplasma?" dated Feb 3, 2010. Your answer addressed my irrational fears, and also I hope, of other like minded...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anus. It has only recently been identified as a sexually transmitted infection.Mycoplasma genitalium is spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex. It can also be transmitted by sex toys and hands and fingers if they have been in contact with an... Read more »

vaginal infections

I was diagnos HIV in 1991. Early September I have gotten a Vaginal infections with Bacterial problems. It is now ending of January and I still have a discharge. Before visiting the doctors, I have tried over the counter monistat 2 times. and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...you have trich or bacterial vaginosis??). Often helpful to start eating active culture yogurt to try and normalize your gut/vaginal bacterial flore. Avoiding chemicals and other irritants in vaginal area also important in some cases-seeing a gyn... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites (see below for information on specific STDs). Some conditions, for example vaginal candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis are often not transmitted sexually, but are ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...a lot fewer people got OIs. It's not clear how many people with HIV will get a specific 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other changes in their bodies. The number of 55-to-64-year-old single people in the US... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection?... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

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 »

To Douche

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...mentioning that your symptoms are related to the "stripper" incident where douche was splashed in your face from the stripper's vagina. Are you aware that the contents in douche are vinegar, baking soda and iodine? Doctor's do not recommend... 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 »