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What Over The Counter Products Can Help Prevent Bacterial Vaginosis

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...doxcycline or tetracycline can be given to patients who are allergic to penicillin. Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Other sexually transmitted infections commonly seen in HIV-positive women include chlamydia, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas. Antibiotics are available to treat these conditions. Your doctor can diagnose these infections and prescribe effective treatment. It is important to treat these conditions,...
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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
...It would be nice to have a specific diagnosis (ie is a fungus present or do 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 Read more »

atripla and Bacterial vaginosis

Dear Dr. I sent a question a couple of days ago with no response. I would really appreciate receiving your kind response on why I keep getting recurring bacterial vaginosis almost monthly now. I have been on atripla for two years and each time my Dr...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge Atripla use doesn't lead to increased risk for bacerial vaginosis which can be a challenge to treat in some patients. Restoring normal vaginal flora with active culture yogurt or other interventions might be discussed with primary... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »

crabs

what kind of over-the-counter drug can i use to get rid of crabs in the pubic hairs?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Try RID. It's available over the counter. Massage it into dry affected hairy areas and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off. Clothing and bedding must be washed and dried in a hot dryer. This should be done at the same time you... Read more »
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

...has no smell. Yeast infections usually cause the vagina and vulva (the area outside the vagina) to become itchy and red. Bacterial vaginosis -- Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection in women of reproductive age. It is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...drugs. There are no known interactions with other anti-HIV medications. However, it has not been studied with all medicines, over-the-counter drugs or vitamin or herbal supplements. Be sure your doctor knows about all medications and supplements... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Raltegravir (Isentress)

...drugs. There are no known interactions with other anti-HIV medications. However, it has not been studied with all medicines, over-the-counter drugs or vitamin or herbal supplements. Be sure your doctor knows about all medications and supplements... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Interactions

...side effects. Large changes in the amount of the drug in your bloodstream can be caused by prescription and non-prescription (over-the-counter) drugs, recreational drugs, herbal products, or food. This is called a "drug interaction." Drug... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

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 »