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Vaginal Staph Infection

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HIV +/ recurrent vaginal strep and staph

I am hiv+ and have been for 11 years. For the past year, I keep getting strep b and staph infections in my vagina. My doctor says that these are bacteria that can be found on a persons hand or in their mouth and on their skin. I have been treated...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I am sorry that I am not able to answer your question; your vaginal discharge may not be caused by bacterial infections; I would suggest that you see another gynecologist to seek a second opinion;JLS.... Read more »

Staph Infection? HIV? Help?

I tend to send you these things every few months or so with hopes that one day you'll go ahead... Read more »

staph infection and joint pain

I recently had a skin staph infection. I started antibiotics but continued to get a few more spots.... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

In Clinical Trial, Vaginal Gel PRO 2000 Found "Safe but Ineffective" at Preventing HIV Infection

A vaginal gel designed to protect women against HIV "was found to be safe but ineffective" in a clinical trial, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a study published online in the journal Lancet . The gel, PRO 2000, was tested in two different... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Draft Guidance on Vaginal Microbicides for the Prevention of HIV Infection

The FDA is announcing the release of a recently published Draft Guidance for Industry: Vaginal Microbicides: Development for the Prevention of HIV Infection This draft guidance is intended to provide FDA's current thinking regarding development of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Women Find It Easy and Prefer to Collect Their Own Vaginal Swabs to Diagnose Chlamydia Trachomatis or Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infections

"Self-collected specimens can be used to screen asymptomatic women for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC)," wrote the authors of the current report, which analyzed women's opinions on ease and preferences as to sampling... Read more »
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Staph Infection

Posted by moonstarchild, 1 Reply
I went to the doctor on Thursday because my throat was hurting and my kids were all sick with strep. I went to the doctor today to get cleared to go back to work and he told me that it wasn't strep it was a staph infection in my throat!!! I was... Read more »

vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would never require treatment

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Any reported cases of protected vaginal infection

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there ,

Are there any documented reports of hetero cases , where protection(condom) was used but, infection was still possible to the insertive partner(male) ?

Please help !!
Love all

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am i infected? possible non consensual vaginal penetration and other worries

Posted by peewee, 1 Reply
I am female. I only have vaginal sex. I do not give oral without condoms. I only have unprotected sex in committed relationships where testing is done at every 3 month mark.

There are 3 encounters, two of which I am extremely shaky about as I have... Read more »