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What Causes Vaginal Infections

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vaginal infections

I was diagnos HIV in 1991. Early September I have gotten a Vaginal infections with Bacterial problems. It is now ending of January and I still have a discharge. Before visiting the doctors, I have tried over the counter monistat 2 times. and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...you have trich or bacterial vaginosis??). Often helpful to start eating active culture yogurt to try and normalize your gut/vaginal bacterial flore. Avoiding chemicals and other irritants in vaginal area also important in some cases-seeing a gyn... Read more »

Can a Vaginal bacterial infection lower my T-Cell count?

I currently have HIV and my previous viral load was 1300 with a t-cell count over 651 which was an... Read more »

condom broke in vaginal intercourse, possibility of infection?

Hello Dr Frascino, First of all I would to thank you for providing scientific and... Read more »
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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Vaginal Yeast Infections

...Vaginal candidiasis is a yeast infection usually caused by Candida albicans . Candida occurs normally in the mouth, digestive tract Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

In Clinical Trial, Vaginal Gel PRO 2000 Found "Safe but Ineffective" at Preventing HIV Infection

... A vaginal gel designed to protect women against HIV "was found to be safe but ineffective" in a clinical trial, Agence France-Presse Read more »
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

...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 vaginitis, each with their own causes and symptoms: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

...toperson through sexual contact. HIV is an STD. There are more than 25 other STDsthat are mainly spread by sexual contact such as vaginal, anal, and oralsex. The US has the highest rate of STDs in the developed world. In the US, about19 million... Read more »
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Am I infected?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 2 Replies
...probability that I contracted HIV? Should the fact that I covered my penis with the same hand I used to rub her vagina (had vaginal secretions on it) be a cause for concern? Im currently out of work and dont have health insurance...should I begin... Read more »

vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would never require treatment Read more »

vaginal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...days I found large orange stain on my panties. I also have been experiencing pain during intercourse. I checked on info. about vaginal infection symptoms, none of it says something about orange color discharge. does anybody outhere ever... Read more »

Vaginal infections and HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...with my boyfriend, both were tested for HIV and other STD, but when we gave up the condom I started suffering from candidal infections. Can I relate it to HIV ? Weve been monogamous for two years before the test ? Can I relay the test done two... Read more »