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What Is The Difference Between Razor Burn And Herpes On The Vagina

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Razor burn OR herpes?

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
Ok girls, I need some advice because I am a major WW. My guy friend and myself engaged in intercourse. We were both tested prior for Hiv..negative. Anyways, I shaved down there the day of the encounter..now I have red little bumps on both sides.... Read more »

Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »

Strange smell from the vagina

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A year ago I had some unprotected intercourses, and after that I feel an strange discharge( sometimes it burns, sometimes it has an strange odor in it coming from the cervix, sometimes I have no fluid ). I had done two pap-smears, and a cultive and... Read more »

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The Dire Straits of Razor Burn and HIV

Dr. Bob-You have been a great friend through many hard times. Unfortunately, it seems that I have a major concern which has not yet been answered on this forum. Three days following the bare-backed shaving of my genital area, I participated in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello NVF,HIV from razor burn? No, even with the happy hooker perched firmly on your bucking-bronco-one-eyed monster and riding like a rhinestone urban cowgal, the risk of HIV transmission would be essentially nonexistent, as long as she was riding... Read more »

Herpes on top of vagina

is it possible to get herpe sores on the top of your vagina where the pubic hair grows? i just shaved my vagina and when i looked at it there was a sore. i use condoms when i have sex, and i havent been active in about a month and a half. they are...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-It is definitely possible to get herpes sores just about anywhere in the genital region. Typically they are very sore, especially with a first episode. You can read more about herpes here:... Read more »

razor -like cuts by head of penis...

I recently have have sex with a female and in the morning I hade tiny little razor-like cuts below the head of my penis,At first I was just thinking it was a friction burn but it still hase'nt cleared up I put peroxide on it an it...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
It is difficult for me to speculate on the cause of these lesions without seeing them. I would strongly suggest consulting your health care provider since they are persisting.... Read more »

Accidently sharing a razor & hiv transmission.

I may have accidentally shared a razor with a friend who could be hiv positive. She's a friend and slept over so I gave her a NEW razor to shave with and she sat it next mine which was a different color. I got in the shower as soon as she left...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe quick answer is no this is not a way for HIV transmission. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. Also once HIV is outside of the body it... Read more »
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is a term for any infection or 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... Read more »
Project Inform

Gynecological Conditions and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Vaginal Candidiasis Tips That May Help Prevent Yeast Infections Herpes Syphilis Other Common STIs Cervicitis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Human Papillomavirus Menstrual Changes Menopause Interactions Between Anti-HIV... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

Genital Tract Infections Your vagina, cervix, ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes are all part of your genital tract. Most genital tract infections begin in the vagina, where they're usually treated relatively easily. Many -- but not all -- of... Read more »