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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Latest Attempt to Block HIV: Stronger Vaginal Gels

Researchers gathering for the 2010 International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh, May 22-25, are cautiously optimistic about new approaches to prevent HIV infection in spite of two decades of failed attempts. "Frankly, blocking transmission... Read more »
Project Inform

Vaginal Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Treating Vaginal Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Practical Prevention Tips Food as Prevention! Anti-Fungal Drugs and Pregnancy Conclusion ... 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 »
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vaginal secretions on raw skin

Hi, Brian. After a time in the pub (at 12 pm)I ended up maturbating a lady in the backseat of my car. There was no other sexual contact. I wiped my fingers with a face wipe immediately afterwards. An hour later (at home) I discovered that I had...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Mutual masturbation (or just one partner masturbating the other one) is considered one of the safest behaviours with respect to HIV transmission. The risk of the contact you describe is much less than 0.1% and approaches zero, in my opinion. In... Read more »

bacterial vaginitis

A week ago I finished a treatment of cleomycin, I have more abdominal pressure, including a bloating gassy feeling that makes it hard to breathe. The second after finishing the medicine, I started feeling pressure in abdomen, and the third day I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Yes, your symptoms could be a side effect of the medications. One potentially serious side effect of any antibiotic therapy (but particularly clindamycin (Cleocin)) is Clostridium difficile infection. I'd contact... Read more »

VAGINAL DISCHARGE etc....

Hi Doc, Thanks a lot for answering all of my questions, it realy helps me lot....Doc, my wife got lots of white vaginal discharge till today, before she was pregnant she never had this kind of discharges, i know that discharging do occurs during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dee,If your wife has a persistent vaginal discharge, she should see her gynecologist and/or HIV doctor. Being HIV positive can increase the likelihood that she could have a vaginal infection.There is no cure for HIV/AIDS. Silver therapy is not... Read more »

HERPES and VAGINAL SEX

Hi there. I am HIV negative women with herpes on my butt (unusual, I know). My boyfriend is HIV positive and not sure if he has herpes or not. I am wondering if we need to take special precaution due to my herpes status. Of course we'll use...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there!Thanks for writing in. Before I get to your question, you should know that having herpes on your butt isn't so unusual. The fact is, genital herpes can occur anywhere in the boxer short region. What that means is that, if you were to... Read more »
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Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
I am a male who recently had sex with an ex gf. We had been broken up for 8 years.
I used a condom which didn't break and we did not engage in oral sex either way.
My question is, I shaved my chest and just below my belly button but above my pubic... Read more »

unprotected vaginal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi folks,
recently i travelled to indonesia and had a brief, unprotected, sexual encounter - vaginal - with one of the local girls - who was not a prostitute, or like profession. i, like most people who visit this website for advice have been... Read more »

Unprotected Vaginal, no ejaculation

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How high a risk is unprotected receptive vaginal sex with ejaculation outside of the body? What is the chance of being infected by precum only? My rapid test was negative at 34 days. I am unsure of my partners status. Penetration lasted some time,... Read more »

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 »