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What's The Difference Between Bacterial Vaginosis And Yeast Infection

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...These treatments also tend to be expensive, so it is important that people who have HPV discuss the pros and cons of treatment with a doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal Infections (Yeast Infections, Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis) Candidiasis is a very common vaginal infection caused by yeast (fungus). Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around your vagina, labia, or anal area. You may also...
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Yeast!!!

I was treated with Microgel vaginal gel for bacterial vaginosis. I had to repeat it in a week because it didn't clear it up the first time. After the 2nd time I developed a vaginal yeast infection and oral yeast infection. Could this medication...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...You do not state if you have HIV, diabetes or are on other immunosuppressive agents, all of which can contribute to getting yeast infections. It is not uncommon for women to develop vulvovaginal yeast infections when on antibiotics.So, yes, using... Read more »

Could yeast be the problem?

I am HIV+ with 400 tcells and viral load of 3000. I have been in good health until recently. A stomach bug two weeks ago was the start. Two days after the 24 hours of severe vomiting and diarrhea my stomach swelled like I was about to deliver a...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...you take it for seven days? I am assuming the second time you are taking it for 7 days because you said that you developed a yeast infection after 4 days of treatment. Many women develop yeast infections when they take antibiotics. If the yeast... Read more »

Need help

Ive had sex with 2 guys and neither of them have been tested and neither have I. I have gotten 5 or 6 yeast infections this year but Im not sure if thats what they were. Im a lifeguard during the summer and someone told me that sitting in a wet swim...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...and treatment. Vaginitis can be caused by infections that may or may not be sexually transmitted. Candidiasis, also known as yeast infection, is caused by an overgrowth of yeast (candida) in the vagina. Antibiotics, pregnancy, infections, among... Read more »

Nothing seems to work

I have been positive for one year and I'm not taking any meds. But I've been suffering from chronic vaginal bacterial infections before and after I tested positive. I've taken just about every form of med for it. The only thing it does is bring...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It sounds like you may have recurring bacterial vaginosis, and while this can happen to women who are HIV-, it is more common among HIV+ women. It is very possible that starting HIV Read more »
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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

...are a several different kinds of vaginitis, each with their own causes and symptoms: Candida or "yeast" infections -- Yeast infections of the vagina are probably the most familiar form of vaginitis. They occur when too much of the fungus... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women have higher rates of herpes infections than men Women get thrush (a yeast infection) in their throats more often than men Men are eight times more likely than women to develop... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Women Need Annual Cervical Cytology: ACOG Guidelines

...after HIV diagnosis and annual screening thereafter. HIV-positive women are at increased risk of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, and treatment may take longer than average, the guidelines note. Women with recurrent yeast infections... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Vaginal Yeast Infections

...Vaginal candidiasis is a yeast infection usually caused by Candida albicans . Candida occurs normally in the mouth, digestive tract and vagina of a healthy person, but Read more »
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vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would never require treatment Read more »

Just plain Tired!!!

Posted by LadyK26, 1 Reply
...night and shortness of breath. I tested negative for STDs and HIV but I was still in my window period. I was also treated for a yeast infection but that didnt go away. I tried monistat 1 and it cleared but came right back. Ive notice my lymphs r... Read more »

freaking out, are these hiv+ symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...promiscous). In nov. I got a bacterial vaginosis, got metronidazole and terconazole cream, finished treatment. Then I got a yeast infection, this was weird bc in the past i've always gotten rid of whatever infection with 1st treatment, never... Read more »

yeast infection or something

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...hello everyone, I was recently treated for an std with tetracycline and acquired a yeast infection. I just tested hiv- about 12 weeks post possible exposure. Trouble is this yeast infection seems to be hanging around even though Read more »