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Vaginal Symptoms Of Hiv

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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abnormal pap/vaginitis

i have been reading some of the opportunistic women related infection forums and I am getting scared. I have had an abnormal pap and have been referred to have a colopospy done. When I went it was normal from what the doctor could see, yet she still...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Abnormal Pap smears and vaginitis are common gynecologic problems for all women, HIV+ and HIV-, so you can't assume that these problems are due to HIV. Nonetheless, if you're concerned about HIV, you should get tested; it's the only way to know... Read more »

yeastie girl

In order to start seeing symptoms of HIV,such as a vaginal yeast infection wouldn't that mean that my immune system is starting to weaken? How common is that within a time frame of 6 months after exposure? Also I thought the only time you see...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Vaginal yeast infections are common in the general population. In HIV infected women they are more common and often harder to treat. Read more »

Contamination through eyes

At my bachlor party a stripper was walking over me as I layed on the ground, I think a drop of vaginal secrections got intomy eye. I have had no symptoms of HIV and this happened 15 weeks ago. Am I a high or low risk of infection
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
What! You weren't wearing safety goggles?? Everyone knows you should wear safety goggles when lying under a stripper at a bachelor party. I think it's in the safe sex rule book.But seriously, you are to be commended for the most outrageous "could... Read more »

Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Sex During Menstruation?

Several months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a prostitute in the Philippines using a condom. After I ejaculated and withdrew, we discovered that she was having her period. I did not have any genital ulcers and I have never had a STD. 10 days...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Diseases (STD's). If the condom were tobreak, then you would be at risk of infection with HIV and other STD's.Both a womans vaginal secretions and menstrual blood contain highconcentrations of HIV. If you're exposed to these body fluids, you... Read more »
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Vaginal Candidiasis

...common and severe in women with weakened immune systems. For many, a repeating or worsening vaginal yeast infection is the first symptom of HIV infection. This infection can occur at any CD4+ cell count but is likely to occur more often when your... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...generally keep Candida under control. When it gets out of control, Candida can cause problems in the mouth, throat, or vagina. This can happen when the immune system is weakened by HIV or when you take antibiotics (which can kill the helpful... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...great discomfort and can add to the decline of health in HIV disease. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth, throat, windpipe, vagina or on the skin. It can also spread throughout the body. While this is rare, it is life-threatening. The most common... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
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Vaginal Bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is Bleeding a symptom of HIV or Aids ? in the Vagina or Penis Read more »

HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, About mid February, I noticed was slight swelling of the glands in the upper part of the neck. The glands continue to be slightly swollen. About mid March, my tongue was slightly swollen too. The symptoms of a swollen tongue are that the... Read more »

vaginal yeast

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
Ok, I have had enough!!! its ME again! I have had sex twice with the hubby, now I think I am getting a yeast infection. When will this ever end. my 8.5 week was neg...I have to wait 2 more weeks for another test and then its conclusive. Am I... Read more »

Irritating symptom! help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...with lots of girls before me. I did not have any symptoms until about 6 months later when I developped a very itchy and red vagina with a bit of a smell. I'm worried this could be linked to HIV as i've read that HIV can give you chronic vaginal... Read more »