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What Type Of Antibiotic Is Prescribed For Vaginitis

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...infected with genital HPV every year. Studies suggest that over 50% of all sexually active men and women become infected with HPV at some time in their lives. One study found HPVs in 77 percent of HIV-positive women. Different types of HPV cause warts or abnormal cell growth (dysplasia) near the anus or cervix. More than 95% of cervical cancers have been shown to be associated with HPV types 16, 18, 31, 33, and 45. HPV may also cause...
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Condom broke during vaginal intercourse

Dear Dr.Frascino,Two days back I had an encounter with an escort (bad judgement on my part) and while having vaginal intercourse the condom broke but we didn't realize and I ejaculated inside her. As soon as I found out, I cleaned my penis with hot...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello B.S.,That your escort tested HIV-antibody negative the morning after your failed-condom incident decreases your HIV-acquisition risk to the relatively remote possibility that she became infected very recently and is still within her window... Read more »

As the world turns around, here's me back...

Hello there, docIt's your BFF here... Please help me only one more time... Please...After that gengivitis, I got a soreThroat... It's very very bad... Lots of pain, fever, and now starting a dry cough... Is it normal after the 5 days of azytromicin?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...problem would suggest the cause was not a bacterial pathogen.As for candida, this can occur during or immediately following antibiotic therapy. Your general medical doctor should be able to evaluate this problem and treat it if necessary. I do... Read more »

$300 Donation For One Last Question. Please Dr Bob

Hi Dr Bob, wonder if you still remember me (Barry). The guy who was stuck in Thailand due to the riot and post a question and you replied me on the 12th Dec 2008. Now Im finally made it back to California after being stuck in Thailand for about a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was a blithering idiot. Period.1.Gonorrhea is a very common STD. It is easily contracted via oral sex and readily treated by antibiotics. You cannot contract gonorrhea via protected sex, because the bacteria cannot permeate intact latex. No way.... Read more »

Answer me pls Doc Bob ill make a donation

Hello EveryoneI would like to thank everyone in this forum for being so supportive in this forum. you guys are really doing a wonderful job helping out people with Their problems during the darkest days of there lives. My name is Dave I had a high...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the early 1980s. However, more likely you are just a victim of Dubya's "abstinence-only" sex education program or perhaps some type of religious-based home schooling program.Here are the basic facts related to your current situation:1.Unprotected... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...rarely seen in HIV-positive people today Symptoms: Pain in the sinuses, nose, or ear canal Facial swelling Pneumonia-type symptoms such as cough, difficulty breathing, and fever Diagnosis: Material (sputum, nasal secretions) is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is found in most people's bodies. A healthy immune system keeps it... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...usually given together. Persons with gonorrhea should be tested for other STDs. It is important to take all of the medication prescribed to cure gonorrhea. Although medication will stop the infection, it will not repair any permanent damage... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

...for a 500 mg once-daily formulation called Cipro XR. The dose of Cipro and the length of time you will take it depend on the type of infection you have. Cipro tablets can be taken with or without food. Take them with plenty of water. Drink lots... Read more »
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unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky. I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took... Read more »

besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
...something, including HIV, since my tongue was like that. She told me I should be ok since it was with a condom, but she was kinda 'puzzled' for the tongue. After finding out I had antibiotics before she suspected it was related to stress and to... Read more »

hpv question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...if it was severe or non-severe. i'm trying to find information to help her out. i am under the impression that there are two types of hpv. ones that cause genital warts and ones that cause lesions on the cervix, etc... am i correct? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies North America and Canada have parasites. Parasites can be large worm-like creatures or small microscopic organisms. Either type destroy friendly bacteria in the intestines making yeast overgrowth possible. Parasites can be detected in the ... Read more »