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Question: Frequent Vaginal Infections


 Star77 - Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:25 pm

I have been getting vaginal infections for about 6 months on and off, even after treatment they return, I have been tested for chlamydia, gonnhrea, herpes.and they were all negative..I am worried this could be HIV...could this be something else?
 Shana Johnson, CNA - Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:56 am

User avatar Have you been taking any antibiotics? Have you been having sex with the same partner for the past six months?
Some antibiotics can cause infections, and a man can carry a yeast infection with no symptoms and pass it along to his partner.
 elhazzja - Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:21 pm

I have also read that birth control can sometimes cause recurrent vaginal infections, I don't know if you are on it though. If you are you can talk to you doctor and see if they advise trying something else. Either way you should always ask your doctor if you have any unusual syptoms.
I myself have been trying to figure out what is wrong with me as I have been having reccurrent yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis (syptoms for that, white/clear discharge, fishy/foul odor especiall during sex, worsening syptoms before periods, and sometimes painful intercourse and burning sensations). No one here seems to be able or willing to give me any advice so far.
I hope you find the information and help you need on this issue.

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