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What Soap To Use When You Have Vaginitis

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Systemic Candidiasis

...clear after treatment. Vaginal creams or suppositories (clotrimazole or miconazole). Fluconazole oral tablets. Avoid douching and scented laundry soap, bleach and fabric softeners. Avoid washing vaginal area with deodorant soaps. Wear loose fitting clothing and cotton underwear. Weekly fluconazole. Esophageal , affects the esophagus (feeding tube); usually occurs at CD4+ cell counts below 100 Chest pain, nausea and painful...
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DEAR DR FRANSCINO,Couple of weeks back went for a massage....nude woman, i masturbated her and then she masturbated me, the hand that she used had some vaginal fluid, after ejaculating i went into the toilet and washed my penis with soap and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've answered many similar questions in the past. Check the archives for more detailed responses. Briefly, your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent. Mutual masturbation is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. If you're worried, a single... Read more »


Hi Doctor, My last possible exposure was involved with cunnilingus as foreplay and I was extra careful not to being exposed to vaginal secretion and before the oral contact, genital area were washed by soap. Vaginal intercourse were done by using...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you want close to 100% accuracy on the HIV antibody test, wait until six months have elapsed since your last exposure. I tell my clients that anywhere between 3-6 months is highly accurate, especially among a low risk population (like yourself).... Read more »

Unprotected vaginal oral sex after brushing teeth?

Hi doctor,I am really scarred and have had a lot of anxiety lately about this issue to the point that it has been difficult for me to go about my daily tasks. I am female and had a one night stand with a man almost 6 weeks ago. He used a condom,...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I do not think any of these events led to transmission of HIV. If you need more than my word, get tested now and again in 4 weeks. If the first is negative, I bet the second one will be too.DW Read more »

vaginal sex and hiv testing

Dear Doc, About five weeks ago, i had oral sex with a female sex worker for a few minutes. After that, I washed my penis with soap. Then I rubbed her vagina with my penis for a long time and then penetrated for no more than 30 seconds following by...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Unfortunately the exposure you describe could potentially result in HIV infection. Certainly the odds are against infection occuring after this type of exposure but it is possible. The symptoms associated with acute HIV infection are variable so... Read more »
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


...form of vaginitis is usually caused by an allergic reaction or irritation from vaginal sprays, douches, spermicidal products, soaps, detergents, or fabric softeners. It can cause burning, itching, or vaginal discharge even if there is no... Read more »
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Vaginal Candidiasis

...chemotherapy to stress and depression -- can also cause candidiasis. Tight fitting pants and reactions to chemical ingredients found in soaps and detergents can lead to vaginal candidiasis as well. Diagnosis Vaginal candidiasis is usually... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Soap and Water: A Weapon Against HIV?

... Editor's note: Soap and water will no doubt prove useful as a tool to reduce HIV transmission in developing countries where condoms are unavailable Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

... Have low CD4 cell counts Take antibiotics, steroids, or birth control pills Douche, wear tight underwear, or use scented soaps Use over-the-counter drugs frequently to treat yeast infections or don't finish the full course of treatment ... Read more »
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am i in high risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...not. after that, i also touched my genital organ and the openinig of vagina but not going inside vagina. i washed my body with soap after that incident. am I in high risk? another query is when do you think i should do the HIV blood test? Read more »

Washing problem

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hand and toilet paper A few minutes after, I had a shower and washed my hand first and then my penis with weak water flow and soap. Did I have any risk of inflection during washing because the virus could have been on the base of my penis or on... Read more »

Flirting With Temptations

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...away like a mad man and quickly cleaned him up with a nearby cloth. Then I insisted that he immediately clean himself with soap & water and leave. I see now that unless I am willing to tell someone about my illness, I need to just stay... Read more »

Am I at risk?

Posted by Anonymous
... About 5 weeks ago i received a massage from a woman. We were both naked and she put soap and water all over her body and started to rub my body. The thing I am concerned about is my unprotected penis might have rubbed Read more »