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Vaginitis Over The Counter Medications

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...are difficult to treat. You are more likely to experience yeast-related problems if you: Have low CD4 cell counts Take antibiotics, steroids, or birth control pills Douche, wear tight underwear, or use scented soaps Use over-the-counter drugs frequently to treat yeast infections or don't finish the full course of treatment Treatments include: Over-the-counter creams like Monistat or Gyne-Lotrimin or prescription anti-fungal creams...
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Vaginal Piercings

I have Three vaginal piercings. One on my clitoris and the other on my labia. I am noticing that the clitoral piercing is starting to bubble with a slimy clear puss-like substance. I cant take it out because of sexual preferences, but I wanted to...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's possible that you have an infection in the area of your piercing, so it would be advisable to see a medical professional about your situation. You may want to leave the jewelry in the piercing until you see a doctor, especially if it is a new... Read more »

HIV and CMV (CMV)

Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...now available for treating CMV disease.These medicines can interact with many drugs, including some anti-HIV drugs and common over-the-counter drugs like NSAIDs. A good way to learn about possible drug interactions is by reading the full package... Read more »

Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you for your very kind comments. They are warmly appreciated. I'm sorry to hear about your sister's recent diagnosis.Regarding over-the-counter drugs or foodstuffs to keep the CD4 count high, unfortunately there are none. The "natural drugs" and... Read more »

Help! What is My HIV/STD risk from unprotected anal/vaginal sex?

A week and a half ago I went out with someone I did not know and I had too much to drink. We were fooling around and I did not notice the exact moment he penetrated me vaginally from behind until it happened. I enjoyed this and right as I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Following a significant risk exposure, we have 2 options. One is PEP - post exposure prophylaxis. This involves taking 2 or 3 HIV medications prophylactically to hopefully abort any infection. This works best if started immediately after the... 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 Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...example). Some yeast infections just don't respond to topical creams. This is more likely if your CD4s are low, if you use over-the-counter drugs frequently to treat yeast infections, or you don't finish the full course of treatment. For... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...from tea-tree oil (not the oil itself -- this can be very irritating!) Candidiasis of the Vagina (Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis or Yeast Infection) May occur with high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more likely to develop at lower CD4... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Require Vaginal Contraceptives Containing Nonoxynol-9 to Include Warning Label That Products Do Not Protect Against STIs, Including HIV

...prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, the AP/ BusinessWeek reports. According to the rule, over-the-counter products -- including diaphragms, gels, foams and films -- will have to include the warning (AP/... Read more »
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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 »

Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...approved test kit, such as "Home Access." Other tests are available, and some have been shown to be inaccurate. These are available over-the-counter at most drug stores. more from Federal Trade Commission I've Taken the Test. What Happens Now?... 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 Read more »