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Vinegar And Water For Bacterial Vaginosis

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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...however, a lot fewer people got OIs. It's not clear how many people with HIV will get a specific OI. In women, health problems in the vaginal area may be early signs of HIV. These can include pelvic inflammatory disease and bacterial vaginosis, among others. See Fact Sheet 610 for more information. The most common OIs are listed here, along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: ...
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atripla and Bacterial vaginosis

Dear Dr. I sent a question a couple of days ago with no response. I would really appreciate receiving your kind response on why I keep getting recurring bacterial vaginosis almost monthly now. I have been on atripla for two years and each time my Dr...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge Atripla use doesn't lead to increased risk for bacerial vaginosis which can be a challenge to treat in some patients. Restoring normal vaginal flora with active culture yogurt or other interventions might be discussed with primary... Read more »

Can a Vaginal bacterial infection lower my T-Cell count?

I currently have HIV and my previous viral load was 1300 with a t-cell count over 651 which was an improvement from my previous blood tests. In a 6 month period my viral load increased to 1600 but my t-cell count dropped to 495. When I took my last...
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
Those two viral load results are essentially the same number and are within the range of assay variation. although that could be a significant drop in CD4 count, I suspect not, and also that your CD4 percent is about the same with both of those CD4... Read more »

Recurring Becteria Vaginosis

Dear Dr, I am on Atripla now for over two years. I started having a relationship since Oct last year and I have been repeatedly getting BV. my viral load is undetectable and CD4 is over 400. I have been on metranidazole suppositories but it keeps...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Recurrent bacterial vaginosis can be a challenge to treat in some women even in the general (HIV-) population. Often local factors such as bacterial flora/pH/use Read more »

HIV from bath water (BATH WATER, 2010)

Dear Dr- I emailed you before but you never answered my question so I thought I might try again. I understand that hiv is not transmitted in things such as a jacuzzi or a lake. I met a guy I know a little and took a bath with him in plain look...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk from your rub-a-dub-dub-two-studs-in-a-tub is nonexistent. I'll reprint below some other bathwater questions from the archives.Dr. BobBath water Mar 12, 2005Hi, what is the risk of contracting HIV by sharing the same... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...moredifficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV-negative women: Some vaginal infections (including yeast infections) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis ... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Transmitted Infections Other sexually transmitted infections commonly seen in HIV-positive women include chlamydia, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas. Antibiotics are available to treat these conditions. Your doctor can diagnose... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

...take it depend on the type of infection you have. Cipro tablets can be taken with or without food. Take them with plenty of water. Drink lots of water while you are taking Cipro to make sure the drug doesn't accumulate in your kidneys. Do not... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

...Biaxin XL should be taken with food. Taking Biaxin with food can reduce stomach upset. Take clarithromycin with a full glass of water. What Are the Side Effects? The side effects of clarithromycin mostly affect the digestive system. They... Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

repeated boats with bacterial vaginosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...holding on to the past 10 months. Two questions PLEASE someone answer: 1. Is there a connection between recurring Bacterial Vaginosis and HIV? I know it is not considered an STD (only because women get it without sexual contact)... Read more »