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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

No: Yeast infections are fungal infections. The most common is from candida. The other possible infections are from protozoa and bacteria. Viral infections can also occur. Std's are also possible. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a yeast infection and other vaginal infections like trichinosis?

How can I tell the difference between a yeast infection and other vaginal infections like trichinosis?

Vaginitis: A physician can examine the nature of the discharge and send off a culture to the lab for examination. Some physicians can look at the discharge under a microscope in their office to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: You may be surprised to know that most studies have not shown a link between food and vaginitis. Most important thing is to obtain a complete and thorough evaluation to check for abnormalities which may be causing your symptoms like diabetes. Your md should examine you and perform several tests to assess for abnormal bacteria, yeast, etc. Additionally, they should discuss soaps and other irritants. ...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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Please help ..Have reoccurring vaginal infection/yeast and BV in past 6 months meds stopped working?

Please help ..Have reoccurring vaginal infection/yeast and BV in past 6 months  meds stopped working?

Yeast infection: Yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis can both be transmitted back to you by organisms colonizing the surface of your sexual partner's penis. Have him use topical medications to try and reduce or eliminate this carriage, and treat the yeast infection orally with Fluconazole for one month through a menstrual period while he is doing this. Acidify your vagina with whatever your gyn recommends. ...Read more

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I went to the ER a week ago w/ a yeast and vaginal infection.I have been taking meds for over a week and its not seeming to get better. When will it?

I went to the ER a week ago w/ a yeast  and vaginal infection.I have been taking meds for over a week and its not seeming to get better. When will it?

Need another med : Not necessarily every medicine work for every one . You might need a change of medicine , so please see a physician , you also might need a vaginal smear to be ruled out for other types of vaginitis. ...Read more

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Swimming could worse a yeast vaginal infection?

Swimming and yeast: Hello Karla, swimming can cause or worsen a yeast infection. A wet environment promotes the growth of yeasts and so if you do not remove wet swimming clothes promptly or don't dry yourself off then you can worsen a yeast infection. So dry off thoroughly and you should be okay. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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