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Vaginal Pain

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many...
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Detectable Antibodies

...constant pain.Do you think there is a chance that HIV antibodies are being undetected and this virus could be the cause of all my vaginal pain?I have had no answers to why I have had such significant vaginal pain and the herpes test have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 17 months are definitive, conclusive and excessive.3.HIV is not the cause of your vaginal pain. You do not have HIV. See your gynecologist for your vaginal discomfort problem.4.Without additional... Read more »


...Several months ago, I was a victim of sexual assault. Approximately 10 days after the assault, I experienced vaginal pain (with no discharge)that lasted for quite some time. My gyno did several cultures and tested for gonorhea/syphilis/chlamydia
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
With negative antibodies at 6, 10, and 16 weeks (and a negative RNA at 18 weeks), it is very unlikely that you are HIV infected. Many expert recommend testing through 6 months due to very rare reports of delayed seroconversion (antibody formation)... Read more »

sexually transmitted dieses

Everytime I have sex i feel some pain on the vaginal area & everyday I pass out some thick white discharge. This has been ongoing for years now. SOmetime its very itchy & irritable. Its like the skin around my vagina becomes very swollen &...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It sounds like you have a vaginal yeast infection that is either very persistent, or keeps coming back. See your doctor to make sure that's what it is, and get tested for both HIV and diabetes, both of which can be associated with persistent and... Read more »


...<400 at 18 weeks. Still experiencing variety of symptoms. Tested for syphillis, gonorhea, chlamydia, herpes, etc. 2 weeks - vaginal pain (intense) cleared up after 2 months with Crinone; comes back occasionally but doesn't last long and not as...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm sorry that I haven't gotten to your question yet. Being the victim of a sexual assault is a very serious situation and I hope that you are getting the support that you need. It terms of wanting to know if you have been infected, you need to... Read more »
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,... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


What is gonorrhea? How common is gonorrhea? How do people get gonorrhea? Who is at risk for gonorrhea? What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea? What are the complications of gonorrhea? How does gonorrhea affect a pregnant woman... Read more »
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weird symptoms

Posted by MissTake, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. i was just wondering. i've been having some strange things going on and i was wondering if any of them are signs of ARS. Short, sharp sporadic pains in my vagina, Swollen lymphnodes in my groin area that hurt and are sensitive to the... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. I had a standard blood... Read more »

arthritis pain

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
had ars after 3 weeks exposure now i am having terrible pain in hand feels like arthritis fingers lock up. then I will get a pain in my knee then in my leg then in my toes but my hands I can' t use them sometimes because of the pain is so bad lots... Read more »

dj please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had every symptom you had except I was exposed to hep c and hiv. Are you having any symptoms now ? I am having severe dry mouth, vaginal drynesss, bone pain, muscle spasms, neuropathy like pain sharp pains in knee and wrist different parts of... Read more »