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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 is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While candidiasis is a rather common condition in general, it's often the first illness and sign that HIV disease is...
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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 »

Vaginally or C-section?

I was diagnosed HIV positive when I was 5 months pregnant now my viral load is considered undetectable and Im in my 8th month of pregnancy. my maternal fetal doctor is recommending I have my baby vaginally. I was wondering if a c-section was...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Cesarian section is not generally recommended for HIV positive women with viral loads < 1000 copies/ml on therapy because of the very low risk of transmission (<1%) in this setting.... Read more »

Vaginal Yeast

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I will get straight to the point. Went to the doctor, and he diagnosed me with a yeast infection and prescribed me oral as well as topical meds. But infection never went away. Many months later, I'm still suffering, after...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is possible to be misdiagnosed. Other causes of vaginitis can cause a discharge and irritation (redness of the tissues), but typical yeast infections are pretty easy to identify. I suggest you either ask this doctor to look at the discharge... Read more »

small bumps in vaginal area?

I have recently found small bumps that look like they are part of my skin in my vaginal area. I'm not sure what to do or what they are?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You need to see a physician to make a diagnosis.... Read more »
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vaginal discharge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed with gonorrhea about a month ago. I was treated and retested. The retest came back as undetected. I have also gone in for a full STD testing. I won't know the results until next week. I don't really have any syptoms of anything,... Read more »

itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky.

I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took my... Read more »

UNPROTECTED VAGINAL INTERCOURSE WITH HIV POZ WOMEN

Posted by jaelitt, 7 Replies
On 7/1/2012 i had unprotected vaginal sex with hiv positive women 2 weeks after i started to fill really ill. It started with a sore throat then dehydration,nausea,headache,dry skin,sore neck,loss of appetite and energy,eye irritaion and a few days... Read more »