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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

...is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. It is sometimes accompanied by discharge, odor, pain, itching, or burning. How Common Is Bacterial Vaginosis? Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age. In the United States, BV is common in pregnant women . How Do People Get Bacterial Vaginosis? The cause of BV is not fully understood. BV is associated with an...
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Clindamycin & HAART

Hi Dr. McGowan,Had a sebaceous cyst drained and ER doc put me on 300 mg of Clindamycin Hydrochloride. Is it safe to take with my HAART combination of Truvada, Norvir, and Reyataz? Thank you kind Sir!
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank you for your question.There are no significant interactions between your HIV medications and clindamycin. Diarrhea is a common side effect of clindamycin. If your develop diarrhea make sure you speak to your doctor about it.Good Read more »

clindamycin

Ive been on clindamycin for an infection in my mouth due to a tooth, meanwhile my boyfriend has contracted chlamidia an std. i was told that the antibiotics may have cleared mine up could that be true
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Clindamycin has some activity against Chlamydia trachomatis but it is inferior to azithromycin or doxycycline. I would not rely on Read more »

In desperate need of help

I'm a 45 year old white woman coinfected with HIV and Hep C. Diagnosed 1988. Started meds 1994. I recently changed my cocktail of nearly 10 years (viracept, epivir, zerit) due to resistance as my viral load was detectable and my tcells had dropped...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I only answer hepatitis questions on this forum but will make an exception here. here is a formulation of doxycline called Oracea that uses just minimal amounts of doxycycline for the treatment of rosacea. I am not sure if your insurance would cover... Read more »

clindamycin

I have been on clindamycin for 5 days on a 7 day treatment 150 mgs 4 times per day for my tonsillitis. The antibiotic is taking my appetite away, causing stomach pains, fatigue, nausea and mild skin itching. Should I discontinue for the last 2 days...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
If I were you, I'd dry to get through the last couple of days of prescribed antibiotics. If you're having side effects, the best thing to do isn't to self-determine to prematurely stop, but rather to contact the prescribing doctor about any... Read more »
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Condoms

...activity. Condoms can protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Microbicides

...Information What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are anti-HIV substances. They could reduce the risk of HIV infection during vaginal or rectal intercourse. No microbicides are available yet. However, with sufficient funding and demand,... Read more »
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Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
...Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

Vaginal secression pimple. Help

Posted by Scaredozzie, 1 Reply
...vagina against my pennis briefly. I also had a broken pimple in my pubic area which I am almost sure came into contact with her vaginal fluids briefly. Please tell me if I am at risk of contracting anything as I am frightened and can't tell my... Read more »

Vaginal Bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is Bleeding a symptom of HIV or Aids ? in the Vagina or Penis Read more »

Unprotected Vaginal, no ejaculation

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How high a risk is unprotected receptive vaginal sex with ejaculation outside of the body? What is the chance of being infected by precum only? My rapid test was negative at Read more »