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Why Do I Keep Getting Bacteria Vaginosis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

... What Is Bacterial Vaginosis? How Common Is Bacterial Vaginosis? How Do People Get Bacterial Vaginosis? What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis? What Are the Complications of Bacterial Vaginosis? How Does Bacterial
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Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Hi! I'm a college student sharing a bathroom with eight other girls in our dorm suite. It has just came to my attention that our suitemate's sister has BV. Is it possible to contract this disease through anything besides sexual contact? She is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is caused by a change in the bacterial flora of the vagina. In women who have BV, bacteria such as G. vaginalis, Read more »

Please help:

Dear Dr. Aberg, After a high risk exposure with a person of unknown hiv status, I have had many test done in a three month period as my doctor thought I was having syptoms (night sweats, diarrhea, loss of weight and appetite) as of this point I am...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...Stop panicking. Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is caused by a bacteria that can be found in healthy women who do not have Read more »

I don't know?

I really don't know what I have. I am sexually active but only with one person. But when I read the information about STDs I get worried because I think I have one of these infections, but I am afraid to go to the doctor. My vagina has a smelly...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The fishy smell and soreness may be due to an infection called "bacterial vaginosis", and it can be treated with antibiotics. Anal fissures or tears can become infected because stool is mostly made 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
...when one has another illness or stress. In your case, you had a stomach flu and the herpes flared with it. You also have had bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes, it requires a longer course of therapy to resolve. Did you get a single dose of... Read more »
Articles
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

Opportunistic Infections

...Sheet 508 . Malaria is common in the developing world. It is more common and more severe in people with HIV infection. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC or MAI) is a bacterial infection that can cause recurring fevers, general sick... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Virginal Women May Pick Up "Bad" Vaginal Bacteria

... Dr. Sepehr N. Tabrizi and colleagues at the Royal Women's Hospital in Victoria found that women can acquire bacteria linked to a dangerous vaginal infection through oral sex or petting even if they have not had sexual intercourse. The... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...alcohol and nicotine can also promote the growth of yeast. Syphilis Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. The first symptoms of syphilis usually occur about three weeks after exposure. The first symptom is a hard,... Read more »
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Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

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