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Vaginal Problems

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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 »

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Women and HIV

...control methods do not protect against HIV. Women who use intravenous drugs should not share equipment. Women should discuss vaginal problems with their health care provider, especially yeast infections that don't go away or vaginal ulcers... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections

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Systemic Candidiasis

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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... Read more »
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worried sick

Posted by finallyfindigout, 4 Replies
...know you can't go by symptoms, but does the aforementioned rash resmble the ARS rash? (dots on chest) and do these recurring vaginal problems indicate a suppressed immune system (related to HIV) even if my WBC was normal?(8.0 on a 4.0-10.0... Read more »

What is going on .

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ive tested for hiv elisa 3 months 6 months 9 months after unprotected sexuall encounter all neg.My problem is im still having symptoms coated tounge,pains,and nuaseated on and off.Also ive had a yeast infection for 6 months that i treat and keeps... Read more »

Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White and... Read more »

Very scared...someone please help.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok, I will try to make this as short as possible. I am a married woman. My husband is abusive, an alcoholic, a liar....the list could go on and on. Now, I'm not using that as an excuse, but I found comfort in someone else. In July I met someone... Read more »