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What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

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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 is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While candidiasis is a rather common condition in general, it's often the first illness and sign that HIV disease...
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Low-Testosterone/Caverject

Hi Dr, I was diagnosed with low-testosterone(285), and have had ED for a few years. Viagra and Cialis worked a few years ago, but does not work as well now, age 62. To make matters worse, my wife, age 56, went through menopause a few years ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Gary John,This is an HIV information Web site. Are you HIV positive?The treatment for low testosterone (hypogonadism) is testosterone-replacement therapy with a self-applied daily dose of a testosterone-containing gel (AndroGel or Testim).... Read more »

nothing else to say just need your help

Dear dr bob, Its me again. I know you have nothing else to offer and your diagnosis remains the same that I am HIV negative, but the thing is that I am having symptoms of HIV and that is bothering me a lot especially when doctor told me that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Having "symptoms of HIV" and actually "having HIV" are two very different things!Why are you getting so bummed out about athlete's foot??? It's an extremely common condition. Just ask any athlete! The vast, vast, vast majority of cases have... Read more »

herpes and hysterectomy

Can a vaginal hysterectomy prevent getting herpes?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Unfortunately not, as the cells that the genital herpes virus likes to infect remain present in the lower genital tract, even if the cervix has been removed. If the ovaries were removed, the lack of estrogen (if you do not take supplements) may... Read more »

What can we use?

Hi there,Please advise on what we can use. I and my hubby are poz and have just lost the urge of sex. I get so dry and cold so fast when we just starts it. Please advise on what we can use.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I recommend that 2 HIV+ persons generally practice safe sex and get care from an experienced HIV provider. For vaginal dryness/irritation use of a water based lubricant (can be warmed) is often helpful. Some condoms are pre-lubricanted which can... Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...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... 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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Just married, could this be HIV?

Posted by peezy, 3 Replies
Here's what happened and susequent symptoms. Friday night we went to a stip club. My buddies bought me lap dance after lap dance. Many of the girls there got extremely close, sucking on my neck, nipples, ears, chest, stomach and letting me do the... 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 »