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What Is A Vaginal Discharge

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can you get hiv from vaginal discharge left on toilet seat

I have ocd about hiv,etc. my mom is staying at my house and wipes from back to front. if she left some discharge hanging from my toilet seat and i got it on my toilet paper, can i get hiv. i was told hiv dies as soon as it gets oxygen, but what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that your mom "wipes from back to front."So even though you never saw any "discharge," you've worried whether your mother's vaginal discharge hanging from your toilet seat could infect you with HIV? Is your mom HIV infected?Sweetie, not only do... Read more »

VAGINAL DISCHARGE etc....

Hi Doc, Thanks a lot for answering all of my questions, it realy helps me lot....Doc, my wife got... Read more »

abnormal vaginal discharge

Alright, my boyfriend and i had sex last week. We don't have sex frequently, but a few days later i... Read more »
Articles
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 »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Vaginal Yeast Infections

...persistent vaginal candidiasis should be tested for HIV infection. Symptoms of vaginal candidiasis include a thick, white/yellow vaginal discharge (often described as "cottage cheese" in appearance) associated with mild to severe itching, burning... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beer Halls as a Focus for HIV Prevention Activities in Rural Zimbabwe

In an effort to identify locations at which to target prevention activities, the authors conducted an assessment of the role of beer halls in rural Zimbabwe's HIV epidemic. Through a population-based survey of 9,480 adults, they collected data on... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around your vagina, labia, or anal area. You may also have a thick, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge. HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat. You are... Read more »
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vaginal discharge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed with gonorrhea about a month ago. I was treated and retested. The retest came back as undetected. I have also gone in for a full STD testing. I won't know the results until next week. I don't really have any syptoms of anything,... Read more »

scared and alone. Waiting for results

Posted by terriblyscared, 2 Replies
...throat, rotator cuffs hurt, neck hurts, collar bone hurts, right knee, behind the knees also hurt, i am forgetful, but no fever. vaginal discharge which she did a pap test and thinks it could be bacterial vaginosis. She seemed not too concerned... Read more »

scared of symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...not able to see a doctor right now. Thank you! Symptoms: -Light, itchy splotchy red rash on inner theighs -Smelly abnormal vaginal discharge (yellow) -Swollen lymphnodes on groin (painful to the touch and sometimes when walking) -Heavy feeling... Read more »

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Posted by soafraid, 2 Replies
...was really shocked. I left my bfs place so depressed and so afraid. After a month, I began to experience symptoms. I had vaginal discharge. I went to my OB and she gave me doxycycline and Flagyl. When i took that meds.. i felt very ill. had... Read more »