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What Is Atrophic Vaginitis

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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 transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these activities, but it isnot...
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vaginal sex, then anal sex, back to vaginal sex

my partner and myself have started to experiment with anal sex withoutcondoms. I read some articles that say even if both partners are monogomous,condoms should be used. Reading your insights gave me much relief. Question Ihave is that we like to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.First of all, regarding condom use, if there's any chance that you or yourpartner has any Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), then it's important touse condoms for protection. If neither of you are infected with any... Read more »

vaginal smell -- how to tell if it is bad?

what does normal vaginal smell smell like? i do have an odor, but am not sure if it is abnormal or not.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Please refer to my response to Vaginal Odor.It is difficult to describe what a "normal vaginal smell" is like. It is important to be aware of any marked changes in vaginal odor, especially if the odor becomes what some people describe as "fishy"... Read more »

vaginal fluid,secretion and hiv infection

Dr.Judith,is there any difference between the vaginal fluid and vaginal secretion related to hiv infection? .thank you very much.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No, they both are referring to the same thing. Read more »

Vaginal odor

HelloIs a strong vaginal odor (fishy ), a proof of presence of BV?Or do some women just have a strong vaginal odor?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
A strong vaginal odor, sometimes described as "fishy," can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis (BV). It is important to determine whether or not there has been a change in your vaginal odor; some women have a stronger vaginal odor than others.If you... Read more »
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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... 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 »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I... 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 »

Vaginal Bleeding

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

vaginal secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted from pre-cum to vaginal secretions, or does it have to directly enter the bloodstream through a cut or sore? Read more »