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What Causes Chronic Vaginitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...United States develop PID. The symptoms may be quite mild or can be very severe and can include abdominal pain and fever. PID can lead to internal abscesses (pus-filled "pockets" that are hard to cure) and long-lasting, chronic pelvic pain. PID can damage the fallopian tubes enough to cause infertility or increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition in which a fertilized egg grows outside the...
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Tetrasil for Vaginitis?

I have read your conversations about Tetrasil and HIV, however I was looking into this product to help cure and prevent my reoccurent bacterial infections.Tetrasil's active bio-electro chemistry (TSTTM) surrounds the vaginosis areas and quickly...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Based on the Tetrasil literature (cures AIDS, cancer, and even vaginitis!) I would steer clear of this agent. Many women with vulvo-vaginitis are not properly evaluated and instead are given empiric Read more »

Penis head inflammation after vaginal sex

From time to time I get an inflammation of my penis head, actually under the foreskin where it attaches to the penis shaft (I am not circumsized). Usually I wash and this goes away. I write now because the other day I had unprotected sex with my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Inflammation of the glans (head of the penis) is more common among uncircumcised males. It can be caused by poor hygiene, infections, or allergic reactions. Consider seeing a doctor for evaluation, especially if the inflammation is accompanied by... Read more »

Are chronic yeast infections a sign of HIV?

I am 24 yrs old. I am married, & have been sexually active with my husband only for the last 5 years, and we have a healthy three year old. Prior to our relationship, unfortunatly I had unprotected sex with as many as 20 partners, from the time I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I assume you mean vaginal yeast infections. These are extremely common and are not indicative of HIV infection. Similarly, allergies are not indicative of HIV infection, and fatigue has multiple potential causes. The HIV test is extremely sensitive,... Read more »

Chronic Yeast

Dear Dr. Feinberg-I had unprotected sex 18 months ago and have just had an HIV (1 and 2) test recently that came back negative. I've had other HIV tests during the last few months as well, all negative. Like many other letters I have read -- I have...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I have ho idea where they got the 35 months. Almost everyone who is really HIV+ has a positive test within 6 months; it would be pretty rare for it occur later than 6 months and "reportable" (extraordinary) at 18 and 24 months. I think a lot of... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV and the Vaginal Ecosystem

...inflammation discourage or welcome new pathogens? Are systemic or local immune factors more significant in the increased prevalence of vaginitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and genital warts? Local factors may be responsible for vulvovaginal... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...give in to thevirus, or give up. If you have a good attitude and take care of yourself, youmay be able to live with HIV as a chronic disease, well into old age. And ifyou are negative, you can learn what precautions you need to take to stay... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...can be pathogenic after evidence of immunity appears. Measles virus may persist for years in brain cells, eventually causing a chronic neurologic disease despite the presence of antibodies. Viruses such as cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex and... 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 »

Vaginal Bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is Bleeding a symptom of HIV or Aids ? in the Vagina or Penis Read more »

vaginal intercourse also anal sex

Posted by bovvylee, 1 Reply
I been with this guy for one month and he ask me could we do orgry with his brother and I was in hurray saying yes cause he Italian and my boyfriend is very hung so we did alot of four play and it happen last night we all had wild night and his... Read more »

THRUSH

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi I have been with my partner for five and a half years now and during my pregnancy 3 years ago was given the routine HIV test which was negative. My question is that I have been reading through the sites about vaginal thrush and it says it can... Read more »