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What Causes Vaginal Dryness In Young Women

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Menopause usually occurs in women at 38-58 years of age because of natural changes occurring in the body, including the declining production of estrogen. Symptoms of menopause include heavier or abnormal periods, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. Some studies have suggested that women with HIV may experience menopause earlier than HIV-negative women. This may be due to one or more of many factors including anemia, decreased hormone...
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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
...process, many women seek medical assistance to manage the symptoms of menopause, both short-term symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness and more serious long-term complications such as elevated risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular... Read more »

Stop taking medicine (WHAT DOES UNDETECTABLE MEAN,2011)

Hi Dr,I live with my cousin who is HIV positive. We are just roommates, nothing freaky like that. I'm really concerned about him. He was taking the medicine (multiple pill form) for almost a year and he became undetectable. He has since lost his job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your cousin is either misinformed or in denial; most likely the latter, as he was clearly advised not to stop antiretroviral therapy (ART) once he started it. Regarding what undetectable means, perhaps I should back up a bit and explain what a... Read more »

menopause Q's forwarding to you

Dr. Squires,Dr. Luzuriaga in the Women and Children forum asked that the two questions below be forwarded to you. She felt they were legitimate and that you would be the best to answer them.-- The BodySubject: Your response to HIV+ Women and...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
...discuss whether the drug seems to be working for your symptoms. The most common reasons HRT are prescribed are for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, etc. You will be able to judge whether it is alleviating these symptoms. Hope that this has been... Read more »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...("Candida") of the vagina that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching and a thick, white discharge. Any woman who experiences vaginal discharge should seek medical evaluation and treatment. While certain factors... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...in the mouth and vagina. Recurrent and difficult to treat vaginal yeast infections are a sign of HIV disease progression in women. This publication focuses on systemic candidiasis -- when it spreads throughout the body and may impact many... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...male partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The risk of infection is... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...Vaginal walls becomethinner and can tear more easily and there is a decrease in the fluids thatlubricate. This can put an older woman at higher risk during unprotectedsex. Health care and social service providers need to recognize and accept... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Living with HIV as a Young Woman

Posted by asya
...I just read an article on SavvyMiss.com about a 23-year-old woman living with HIV and her struggle with the disease. I can't believe she has to go through this at such a young age, but she is Read more »