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Doctor insights on: Does My Frequent Yeast Vaginal Infections Mean I Have Hiv

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Can having frequent vaginal yeast infections mean you have hiv?

Can having frequent vaginal yeast infections mean you have hiv?

HIV: Possibly, but this would also mean that you were either having symptomatic acute HIV syndrome or that you got HIV infection years ago and are now showing immune deficiency. If you think you have been exposed to HIV the best thing to do is to go and get tested. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching after intercourse. Does it mean I have a yeast infection?

Vaginal itching after intercourse. Does it mean I have a yeast infection?

Possible: Likely you would itch other time too, urinating etc. Other possibilitis include reaction to condoms if used or any other lubricants. ...Read more

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I can't get erection. Does this mean I have uti? Yeast infection?

I can't get erection. Does this mean I have uti? Yeast infection?

I don't know: If you have either, but they don't cause erectile dysfunction. Many mental and physical problems do, however. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I have two small vaginal fissures. Treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection. Do I have herpes or somthing. Irritated red, white . Itchy?

I have two small vaginal fissures.  Treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection. Do I have herpes or somthing. Irritated red, white . Itchy?

More testing needed: Testing for herpes would entail a simple vaginal swab in the office. It is likely that you are experiencing irritation from the yeast or BV and the vaginal fissures. Until those heal you not experience relief. The best bet would be to return to your doctor to see if there is a new problem (like herpes) or still dealing with the same issues. ...Read more

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Why do I get vaginal discharges even if I have protected sex? I've encountered Trich, BV, yeast infections and more.

Why do I get vaginal discharges even if I have protected sex? I've encountered Trich, BV, yeast infections and more.

Vaginitis: You do not specify what kind of protection you are using, but this does not sound likely if he is wearing intact condoms. Already answered in prior question. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast infection, cervicitis, Bv, yellow green discharge n vsginal ulcers could I also have herpes? What are the odds. Or is it ghonnirea

If I have a yeast infection, cervicitis, Bv, yellow green discharge n vsginal ulcers could I also have herpes? What are the odds. Or is it ghonnirea

Testing is important: 25 year old lady with gynecological symptoms. Please get examined and treated at an STD clinic or MD office as soon as possible. You need testing and treatment and if you have ulcers you can get a serum test for HSV1/2 as well. If you let it go, it can lead to infertility. Please have your partners tested as well and remember to be as safe as possible. Culture/sensitivity/HIV test/NAAT test. ...Read more

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I have green/yellowish vaginal discharge. Tested for yeast and bacterias: negative. Not pregnant, no sexual diseases also. What could it be?

I have green/yellowish vaginal discharge. Tested for yeast and bacterias: negative. Not pregnant, no sexual diseases also. What could it be?

Infection: It still could be an overgrowth of your own bacteria an you might need to be treated with more antibiotics, maybe orally if you were treated vaginally the last time . At any rate you should not have to live this way. It is not normal, go back and seek reevaluation ...Read more

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Can I do papsmear while having a yeast infection?

Better to treat it: Before pap. Any infection, including yeast infection makes interpretation of pap smear more difficult. It would be better to treat the infection before doing the pap smear. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discharge I have been xchecked for a yeast infection negative..How can I reduce this ?

Go back to doctor: Not all vaginal discharges are yeast infections. Vaginal discharges can be due to many types of problems including infections due to bacteria or yeast, hormone imbalances, abnormal cells or other atypical problems. You should return to the physician or see a more specialized physician that can help to pinpoint the cause better. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. Do I have a bacterial vaginosis also?

No: Yeast is a different infection, u can have both sometimes but they are not the same and the treatments are differnent. ...Read more

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After culturing discharge from my girl she has candida albians does it mean I have it.Because I have always treat myself for gonorrhea but no changes?

Candida is common: Candida is very common. You should not be treating yourself with antibiotics without proper testing, you might end up with a fungal infection such as candida. ...Read more

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If my vagina doesn't smell fishy, do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

Yeast infections: don't usually have a strong fish odor. If you aren't sure of the reason - then it is best to be medically evaluated to correctly identify the dx. ...Read more

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If im taking nitrofur mono for UTI why does my vagina smell i had a pap, doc told me i didn't have bv, std, yeast infection, but i had white thick dischar?

If im taking nitrofur mono for UTI why does my vagina smell i had a pap, doc told me i didn't have bv, std, yeast infection, but i had white thick dischar?

BV anyway? Trich?: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of strong vaginal odor, especially if it smells fishy. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, causes similar odor. BV can be hard to diagnose, and trich is often missed by the most common test, exam of fluid by microscope. Ask your doc about rechecking for BV and perhaps the newer, much more senstive DNA test for trich. ...Read more

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I notice white discharge from my vagina, do I have an infection?

I notice white discharge from my vagina, do I have an infection?

Uncertain: Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.; pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have. ...Read more

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Hi doc wondering why do I have greenish discharge but I do not have chlamydia, gonorrhoea or mycoplasma what is the cause of green vaginal discharge?

Hi doc wondering why do I have greenish discharge but I do not have chlamydia, gonorrhoea or mycoplasma what is the cause of green vaginal discharge?

Infection? Trich?: Colored vaginal discharge usually indicates infection. You don't mention trichomonas, which might be possible. Trich has been almost eliminated in urban Australia, so I would expect a test to be negative. Still, it should be checked by PCR test. Consider consultation at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. Australia's SHCs are the world's best such clinics, and MSHC is the best of the best. ...Read more

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I think i have a yeast infection, I have chunky discharge, itchiness, and swollen vagina hurts during sex, what treatment should I use?

Imidazoles: for intravaginal application are available over the counter for use at the consumer's discretion. Vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) does typically have chunky curd-like discharge. One might consult their primary physician to confirm the diagnosis as there are other causes of vulvovaginosis if otc medication fails. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more