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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Vaginal Health

It's hard to get information about HIV and women's health issues. Yes, I'm talking about birth control, yeast infections and menopause. As a woman living with HIV, what do I need to know about my health down there? -- E.R., Kamloops, BC ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Large-Scale Trial of Vaginal Ring That Releases Anti-HIV Drug Announced at Health Summit in London

"This week, at the Pacific Health Summit in London, the final large-scale trial was officially launched of a vaginal ring which women can wear and forget about -- at least for a month at a time -- while it releases an HIV virus-killing drug called... Read more »
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is a term for any infection or inflammation of the vagina. What are the symptoms of vaginitis? In general, vaginitis may cause itching, irritation, or abnormal vaginal discharge. There are a several different kinds of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

vaginal discharge touches wound on finger

Dear Dr. Frascino,My name is David and I am from italy. I am in a terrible mental problem after having a protected sex with a prostitute. After having sex using a condom, while i was removing the condom I kind of touched the outer surface of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Buona sera David,Aspetta! Non ti uccidi! La cosa pi importante che hai avuto sesso sicuro: hai usato un preservativo. Bravo! Il tuo rischio stato essenzialmente inesistente. A proposito, io sono appena rientrato da Milano. Tra la cucina milanese,... Read more »

persistent vaginal yeast infection

I have a problem! I don't know what it is. I have taken antibiotics for bacterial infection and I have this white discharge that is grainy The doctor told me I did not have any yeast but to me it looks like it never goes away. Normally my body...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Persistent/recurrent vaginal yeast infections can be a sign of HIV, but they can also occur in HIV-s and in other diseases such as diabetes. Sometimes, if a vaginal yeast infection doesn't respond to topical medications such as creams or... Read more »

Yellow Vaginal Discharge

Hi, i have been having yellow discharge and it has an unusual odor. I am sexually active but with only 1 person(boyfrien).He is the only one i have ever slept with. Do u think this could just be an infection or can it also be an std?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Discharge from the vagina can have different causes, like sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, or infections/irritation of the vagina or cervix. What you are describing is most commonly attributed to "vaginitis,"... Read more »

itchy vaginal

me and my boyfriend had sex few weeks ago but we used a condom and im taking birth control...but i dont know why my vaginal area is itching...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Your itch can be from many things, using a condom during sex though reduces the risk of transmission of HIV. You may be allergic to latex or picked up another type of STD. If it continues I recommend that you see your health care provider.Be well... Read more »
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Vaginal sex experience with PRE-Herpesinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If I had vaginal protected condom sex with a paid sex worker and have had herpes for 20 years prior to this encounter am I at risk for hiv and should I test or just forget the entire experience and not test?

Thank you fro you time Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

UNPROTECTED VAGINAL INTERCOURSE WITH HIV POZ WOMEN

Posted by jaelitt, 7 Replies
On 7/1/2012 i had unprotected vaginal sex with hiv positive women 2 weeks after i started to fill really ill. It started with a sore throat then dehydration,nausea,headache,dry skin,sore neck,loss of appetite and energy,eye irritaion and a few days... Read more »

vaginal yeast

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
Ok, I have had enough!!! its ME again!
I have had sex twice with the hubby, now I think I am getting a yeast infection. When will this ever end. my 8.5 week was neg...I have to wait 2 more weeks for another test and then its conclusive. Am I nutts??? Read more »