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Vaginosis Versus Vaginitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

Where Can I Get More Information? Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/std Order Publication Online at www.cdc.gov/std/pub CDC-INFO Contact Center 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Website: www.cdc.gov CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) P.O. Box 6003 Rockville, MD 20849-6003 1-800-458-5231 1-888-282-7681 Fax 1-800-243-7012 TTY E-mail:...
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Likelihood of infection with high viral load, protected versus unprotected vaginal intercourse

I am a female who engaged in one episode of protected heterosexual sex with a male of an unknown status. He did not finish inside of me because I asked him not to do so. A couple days after the incident, he told me he had a fever and felt ill....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThanks for the question and I hope to put your mind at ease! 1. Protected sex is obviously the best way to prevent transmission of any type of sexually transmitted infection. The chances of HIV transmission increase with a higher viral load and... Read more »

my chronic bacterial vaginosis infection seems to be antibiotic resistant

What can I do to eradicate chronic bacterial vaginosis. I have been having this problem form the past three years,and now it seems to be antibiotic resistant because it does not go away.I have been treated with metro gel and cleosin and neither make...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Chronic bacterial vaginosis should be managed by a Gynecologist with expertise in this area; if you are not satisfied with the care you are receiving you should ask for a referral for a second opinion;JLS.... Read more »

Bacteria Vaginosis and Blisters

Hey, first I want to say thank you for taking time out to read and answer my questions. Well after my boyfriend and I have sexual intercourse I developed a sore between my vagina and anus. A day later it turned into a blister and after that it burst...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There's a few things to unpack here. First off, I wouldn't be looking to BV as the cause of your blister when 1) those symptoms aren't associated with BV and 2) you have strong (other) possibilities that could... Read more »

bacterial vaginosis help!

I have had vacterial vaginosis, for 2 months and treatment like metrogel does not seem to be working my doctor has tried every type of vaginal and oral treatment and they don't work, what else can I do? since I only 21 years old and plan on...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
It sounds like you are having a difficult problem. Usually, there is a range of things that can be used for bacterial vaginosis (BV if you want to sound like you are in the know), starting with local treatments like metrogel of cleocin, and... Read more »
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repeated boats with bacterial vaginosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been lurking and reading the boards for almost 6 months now. I am trying to build the courage to test this week. I must! Possible exposure was in December 2003. Unprotected vaginal. Partner tested neg 8 months prior to and again negative... Read more »

vaginal infections

Posted by curiousme, 1 Reply
I aready know the answer, but I need some HELP, to do what I need to do, (TEST).

I am 2 + years from possible exposure. I have not tested because i fear I CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!. I have not had sex AT ALL since my possible exposure, so the buck... 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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absolute numbers versus %'s

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Help... I'm totally confused about the difference between absolute numbers and the %. I just found out that my cd4 cout was 28% or 392. How is the percent more meaningful than the absolute number? I just don't get this... Read more »