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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

Where Can I Get More Information? Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/std Order Publication Online at www.cdc.gov/std/pub CDC-INFO Contact Center 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Website: www.cdc.gov CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) P.O. Box 6003 Rockville, MD 20849-6003 1-800-458-5231 1-888-282-7681 Fax 1-800-243-7012 TTY E-mail:...
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Bacteria Vaginosis and Blisters

Hey, first I want to say thank you for taking time out to read and answer my questions. Well after my boyfriend and I have sexual intercourse I developed a sore between my vagina and anus. A day later it turned into a blister and after that it burst...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There's a few things to unpack here. First off, I wouldn't be looking to BV as the cause of your blister when 1) those symptoms aren't associated with BV and 2) you have strong (other) possibilities that could... Read more »

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?...
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, Mycoplasma hominis, and certain anaerobic bacteria, are found at abnormally high... Read more »

my chronic bacterial vaginosis infection seems to be antibiotic resistant

What can I do to eradicate chronic bacterial vaginosis. I have been having this problem form the past three years,and now it seems to be antibiotic resistant because it does not go away.I have been treated with metro gel and cleosin and neither make...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Chronic bacterial vaginosis should be managed by a Gynecologist with expertise in this area; if you are not satisfied with the care you are receiving you should ask for a referral for a second opinion;JLS.... 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... Read more »
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repeated boats with bacterial vaginosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been lurking and reading the boards for almost 6 months now. I am trying to build the courage to test this week. I must! Possible exposure was in December 2003. Unprotected vaginal. Partner tested neg 8 months prior to and again negative... Read more »

Bacteria....to be or not to be....

Posted by soimnotalone, 1 Reply
I presented this question to "the experts" at the body.com, but I was wondering was there anyone else that was/is on anti-bacteria meds, and considered buying "bacteria pills" to help restore bacteria in your body? did/would you buy it ...what... Read more »

getting tested today...infected for sure

Posted by infectedboy, 4 Replies
exposure >
protected vag intercourse with dirty sex worker while drunk...condom didn't 'break' but not sure it was used "properly" and i think i was sloppy taking it off ... unprotected blow job and remember her saying she had sore in mouth... Read more »

Getting tested together first. Getting tested now.

Posted by don
Both you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.

You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
and... Read more »