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Vaginitis Over The Counter Medications

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HIV medications and over the counter medications

Greetings,I've been on Atripla for a little over 2 years now and my liver/kidney labs are all in the normal range. I get pretty bad headaches and have some chronic lower back pain that I treat with NSAIDS or Sinus headache pain reliever with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Milwaukee and thank you for your post.In general, occasional standard dose of over-the-counter medications are safe to take with your HIV medications. Indeed, NSAIDS or Pseudophed are usually ok. Be aware that this isn't an absolute... Read more »

over the counter flu medication

Hi Doctor, Which recommended over the counter medication I can use for fever;coughs and headaches... Read more »

Vaginal Piercings

I have Three vaginal piercings. One on my clitoris and the other on my labia. I am noticing that... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Vaginal Health

It's hard to get information about HIV and women's health issues. Yes, I'm talking about birth control, yeast infections and menopause. As a woman living with HIV, what do I need to know about my health down there? -- E.R., Kamloops, BC ... 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

FDA on Tuesday issued a new rule that will require vaginal contraceptives containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to include a warning label that the products do not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, the AP/... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure Finishes FDA Submission for Over-the-Counter HIV Test

Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies said Tuesday it has completed a submission seeking Food and Drug Administration approval of its over-the-counter HIV test. The company, which makes the OraQuick Advance HIV test used in hospitals and... 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 »

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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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 vaginal in NYC..lots of symptoms..help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Thanks for looking I know this is long winded but wanted to be specific. Here goes: 7 weeks ago had drunken insertive unprotected vaginal sex with a aquatinance of a friend. Exactly ten days later came down with a sudden off and on flu for a couple... Read more »