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What Can I Do About Vaginal Dryness

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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 »
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaginal Ring Protects Monkeys Against AIDS Virus, Study Shows

Macaques receiving a vaginal ring containing the experimental HIV drug MIV-150 were 83 percent less likely to become infected with simian HIV compared with those getting placebo rings, a study by researchers at the New York-based Population Council... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is Throat dryness a symptom of HIV?

Dear Doctor, I'm 26yr old male,15 days ago I had protected sex with a prostitute, on the next day I felt throat dryness and abdominal pain after jogging for 30 minutes. Till now my throat dryness exist and turned irritation even after taking...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,But your throat dryness doesn't have anything to do with the <b>protected</b> sex that you had. For two reasons: 1) protected sex poses <b>no risk</b> for HIV and 2) protected sex poses... Read more »

Mouth Dryness

Hello Dr, I am HIV+, I was on Atripla then my Dr changed my meds when Atripla failed, I am now on Truvada, Reyataz, Norvir.before I start this new combo I had a sever mouth dryness, which bothered me so much and made me crazy. after one month of...
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
I am not clear as to whether you are still taking the Remeron, and the exact timing of the mouth dryness with starting Remeron. That medication is known to cause dry mouth. In addition, there could be an interaction between Remeron and Norvir, as it... Read more »

skin dryness.

I was diagnosed with hiv in oct. 06. I am taking truvada, reyataz, and norvir. I now have very dry skin- scaling in scalp and upper forehead - eyes are itchy and dry - noticeable increase in lines and bags under eyes. I drink alot of water - do not...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dry skin and other skin problems are common in the general population and often worse in the winter. Those problems and other skin disorders are even more common in HIV+ persons. Having your HIV specialist examine your skin is the first step. Your... Read more »

dryness in my hands and mouth

Dear DrI am a 41 yr old male. I was infected by the hiv in april 2003.My vl is cd4 were 420. Since then I experience extreme dryness and or stiffness in my hands and numbness in my feet. I feel pasty. I am treatment naive. I put some...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dry skin is common in HIV+ persons. Peripheral neuropathy, low hormone states (testosterone, thyroid), stress/anxiety/depression,decreased libido--all can be seen in the setting of HIV infection. A good work-up by your HIV specialist/primary care... Read more »
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Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

Is it possible to get hiv from vaginal discarge

Posted by AZT, 1 Reply
basically I'm just curious if there is casues of it going through a girl's panties, through her pants. Enough to leave a chance of getting hiv from it.

Would vaginal fluids/vaginal discarge be noticable if they were left on a black leather seat? Read more »

vaginal secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted from pre-cum to vaginal secretions, or does it have to directly enter the bloodstream through a cut or sore? Read more »

Can vaginal warts go away on their own???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was just wondering if vaginal warts can just go away or if you have to get them removed???????????????? Read more »