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Dr. Wendy Askew
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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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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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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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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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Is a white, creamy discharge a sign of a yeast vaginal infection?

Is a white, creamy discharge a sign of a yeast vaginal infection?

Vag discharge: The type of discharge is typical usually of one or the other infection but not diagnostic.You would need a vaginal culture and other tests to confirm what is the nature of infection and treat accordingly. ...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 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

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I have been fighting a vaginal infection for a year and a half. Been treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection repeatedly. Still not fixed ?

I have been fighting a vaginal infection for a year and a half. Been treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection repeatedly. Still not fixed ?

Frustrating: The key in recurrent cases is to confirm the diagnosis EACH time with testing so that the proper regimens can be prescribed. Here are some options you can ask your Obgyn about. Boric Acid suppositories can help stabilize the pH and prevent the overgrowth of Yeast and BV. Starting Nuvaring continuously helps maintain normal vaginal pH and can also help prevent. See if those help. ...Read more

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Vaginal infection or reaction? About a month ago i had my first yeast infection which was taken care of. Not long after that i decided for the first time to trim my pubic hair with a razor. It has been about a month now since then and i still have itching

Try : Try using an over the counter yeast infection cream; apply it to the outside of your vagina (affected area) for a few days twice a day. If that does not work visit your doctor for an evaluation. It may be a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to treat irregular surface of labia majora due to vaginitis? It is like rash but not red in colour. Doctor said in have vaginal yeast infection.

Yeast infection: Did the doctor treat you? There are numerous otc products to help with this. If you cannot communicate with your doctor, perhaps your pharmacist will assist. A topical steroid along with the antifungal may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back to back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back to back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

Discharge : Discharge can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. It is an issue when it has an odor or causes bacterial or vaginal irritation. You did not mention any of these symptoms in your post, which is why I am assuming your doctor said this could be normal. Also typically uti's do not cause vaginal infections, especially when treated. If this problem persists consider asking for additional diagnostic testing. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What works against candida krusei vaginal infection?

Clotrimazole: A good drug to try may be topical Clotrimazole (as long as you do not have a known allergy). ...Read more

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My friend is getting a blood test for HIV or a vaginal infection tomorrow but wants too drink alcohol tonight, will that effect the results?

My friend is getting a blood test for HIV or a vaginal infection tomorrow but wants too drink alcohol tonight, will that effect the results?

No: The only blood tests alcohol will disrupt the results of is a blood alcohol Ievel or possibly a lipid panel or glucose testing. For HIV and std testing, your friend should be fine. Drink responsibly though! ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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