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What Can Cause Vaginal Pain

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida albicans . This...
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Detectable Antibodies

Dr. Bob, I have read information pertaining to your areas of expertise and your lifetime of dedication and even person experience with the HIV virus and I first want to say: "Wow, you are more of a man than most people can ever hope to be....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 17 months are definitive, conclusive and excessive.3.HIV is not the cause of your vaginal pain. You do not have HIV. See your gynecologist for your vaginal discomfort problem.4.Without additional... Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While unable to share "personal" knowledge about the effects of HIV on menstruation, I'm more than ready, willing and able to share "direct" knowledge. See tha recent article from BETA below! The Web link is... Read more »

VERY PAINFUL LYMPH NODES!

Dear Dr. Henry:I was the person who wrote to you several months ago after having been sexually assaulted. Tests results were as follows: Negative Elisas at 6, 10, 16 & 26 weeks (whew). PCR RNA<400 at 18 weeks. My gynocologist and family doc are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
CMV and EBV are other viruses to consider at least. Seeing an ID doctor probably would be worthwhile. If nothing can be found then counseling would be in order. KH Read more »

EXTREMELY WORRIED!!! - KH

Dear Dr. Henry, I am very concerned. 20 weeks ago, I was sexually assaulted in the Virgin Islands. The assailant was not apprehended so I live in fear of having contracted HIV. Developed symptoms consistent with ARS at week 4 (sore throat, stiff...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From the HIV perspective it is extremely unlikely that your symptoms are HIV related. Occult herpes infection, CMV, or other viruses rarely would cause those symptoms. Severe stress can contribute also. I concur that HIV has been ruled out. If... Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea? How common is gonorrhea? How do people get gonorrhea? Who is at risk for gonorrhea? What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea? What are the complications of gonorrhea? How does gonorrhea affect a pregnant woman... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky. I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took... Read more »

weird symptoms

Posted by MissTake, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. i was just wondering. i've been having some strange things going on and i was wondering if any of them are signs of ARS. Short, sharp sporadic pains in my vagina, Swollen lymphnodes in my groin area that hurt and are sensitive to the... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. I had a standard blood... Read more »