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Vaginal Health

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be signs of HIV. Hormone changes, birth control pills, or antibiotics can also cause these problems. See your health care provider to make sure you know the cause. Women get more and different side effects than men. On average, women weigh less than men and might have higher blood levels of drugs. Women are more likely than...
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Oral sex, vaginal sex

Hello Dr. Frascino, Thank you for your incredible contribution to humanity! My Question: I had a man that has a questionable background. I am not certain if he is Gay or not. I have known him as a friend but heis very mysterious about his private...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. In return I'm sending you my good-luck/good-health karma that you are now and will always be HIV free.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Microbicide delay for greater vaccine test pool? (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

I recently heard a Policy Director of an ASO say that introduction of microbocides to the public will be delayed because the use of microbicides would mean fewer trial patients for a vaccine. Is this really true?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...non-specific microbicides, meaning that they target a broad range of viral and bacterial pathogens, not just HIV. Some may even promote vaginal health by warding off yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. Other candidates are made from... Read more »

Hope in microbicides (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

What are your thoughts about microbicides? There are some promising products in clinical trials now. How long it will take to have something to use?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...non-specific microbicides, meaning that they target a broad range of viral and bacterial pathogens, not just HIV. Some may even promote vaginal health by warding off yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. Other candidates are made from... 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
...bacterial infection, and trichomoniasis (trich)is a common sexually transmitted infection. Vaginitis is often not a serious health problem, especially if you get appropriate medical care. If the cause of your symptoms is sexually transmitted,... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

...vaginitis present. Yeast infections are usually treated with an anti-yeast cream or suppository placed inside the vagina. A health care provider can write a prescription for most yeast infection treatments. Although you can also buy medicine to... Read more »
The Body PRO

Presence of Lactobacillus May Reduce HIV Concentration in Vaginal Fluid

...these women had the good bacteria all of the time -- whether or not it might be possible to develop some strategies to promote vaginal health by increasing the likelihood that women would carry these healthy vaginal bacteria as possibly a way to... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

... Since HIV can lead to a number of vaginal conditions, consider dietary and other changes that will support your overall vaginal health. Dietary changes include less sugars and starches, more soy products, and a multivitamin supplement. If you... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV and the Vaginal Ecosystem

...accolades for the healthy vagina, although many mentioned that such a thing was not easy to find in today's world. The importance of vaginal health was related to risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV and other STDs. Factors related to vaginal... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex worker, I would not have slept with her. My risk was protected vaginal sex. What is really freaking me out is that I sucked her nipples and earlobes too and we deep kissed for about... Read more »

Am I infected?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 2 Replies
...hand I used to rub her vagina (had vaginal secretions on it) be a cause for concern? Im currently out of work and dont have health insurance...should I begin a PEP regimen? Thank you very much. Read more »

Is This True?

Posted by SelfRevelations, 5 Replies
...was recently talking to a male (HIV-)friend of mine about the transmission of HIV/AIDS. He has a female friend in the nursing health field & she told him that there is more of a chance that the male would infect a female via ejaculation... Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
...down so maybe there was a nick in it with her fingernails? Then she put it back in her mouth for about 30 seconds. Then I had vaginal sex that lasted only a minute or two. When I withdrew the condom was intact, I held it and it had all the cum... Read more »