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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida albicans . This...
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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
It would be nice to have a specific diagnosis (ie is a fungus present or do 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... 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," an... Read more »

Need help

Ive had sex with 2 guys and neither of them have been tested and neither have I. I have gotten 5 or 6 yeast infections this year but Im not sure if thats what they were. Im a lifeguard during the summer and someone told me that sitting in a wet swim...
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," an... Read more »

spermicide as prevention tool

Hi Dr Bob. You answered a question from me a few weeks ago (outreach worker in alameda). I have another one. I was just reading your response to the uncircumcised republican guy. The info you posted at the bottom said -"The proper use of latex and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Rachelle,Welcome back to the forum and thank you for pointing out an omission I made when posting that response related to the Republican Guy's condom confusion. I had intended to add a caveat at the end of the proper-use-of-condom statements,... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

Getting it Straight: HIV as a Gay Disease Is a Myth That Refuses to Die

...infection. Nor does nonoxynol-9 seem to decrease your chances of getting chlamydia or gonorrhea. In fact, researchers see more vaginal irritation and genital lesions in women who use nonoxynol-9. I say avoid the stuff. Have your partner wear a... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

It's Getting to Be a Bad Habit

...Study, one thing is clear: the product does not look promising. There is a follow-up investigation concerning the amount of vaginal irritation that Savvy causes. The researchers have already noted that the new HIV infections in the Savvy users... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Mandates New Warning for Nonoxynol 9 OTC Contraceptive Products

...do not know if you or your sex partner is infected, choose another form of birth control. When using this product you may get vaginal irritation (burning, itching, or a rash) Stop use and ask a doctor if you or your partner get burning, itching,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Does Gran Get It On?

...dams, flavored lubricants and female condoms, which she said are particularly well suited for the elderly because they reduce vaginal irritation. Some in the audience grew uncomfortable when Valle discussed safer oral and anal sex. "Some of us... Read more »
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HIV Positive?

Posted by shinpai, 2 Replies
...and could they mean that I'm HIV positive after this encounter? The guy and I broke up around the time I started feeling the vaginal irritation (I found out he'd been cheating) and I wonder if stress could cause some of these symptoms. I have... Read more »

Can anyone ease my mind (a little!!!)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...disrespecting myself, my family and my God...I pray that he will help me forgive myself...and I pray that he will take away this damn vaginal irritation. (It is a burny feeling...no real itch, no real discharge to speak of). I guess my... Read more »

I'm hanging on by a thread....quick question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...not to think about it, but I find that I'm on this site for a minimum of 4 hours a day (on and off) looking for sore throat or vaginal irritation information, or % of risk with pre-cum....etc. Dr. Bob's humor is the only thing that makes me... Read more »

Is this anything to worry about?

Posted by thisonecrazyfool, 2 Replies
Ok. I bet this sounds stupid, but I'm a worry wart and need your guys' answers. So, today at work I was using the restroom. I put a toilet seat protector on and shortly after I noticed there was something red (blood) on the cover. I started to... Read more »