I've been on birth control for 1 year. Never had any problems with it. I had sex May 25 2011 for the first time. I didn't bleed from the sex. I started my period 2 days later (like I was suppose to). A few days after my period I got a yeast infection(never had one before). I used monistat 3 day and felt better but 3-4 weeks later I got another one. I've been having lower abdominal pain as well. I read that yeast infections can be a early HIV symptom..is it possible for a yeast infection 1 week after sex to be a HIV symptom?? Very worried. What else could this be?? I plan on getting tested but until then very worried.
No, not HIV, not this quick. You should protect your health and use condoms. Especially if you are having sex with partners that can be infected. Just make the rule, 'no condom, no sex', and stay safe.
Yeast infections are because your yeast balance inside your vagina gets disturbed. Do not insert anything flavoured inside your vagina, do not douche, do not transfer bacteria from your anus to your vagina, make sure everything going inside your vagina is clean, cut down on sugars in your diet, eat yogurt, make sure you are not prediabetic. Antibiotics can also cause a yeast infection.
The yeast in your vagina craves sugars. So make doubly sure nothing sweet or flavored goes there.
Thank you. I feel such a relief already. The sex was unprotected and I didn't really want to in the first place. So I've been very scared about STD's/HIV ever since I got the yeast infection. Is it common for a yeast infection to make your lower abdomen and side hurt? Last night was my seventh day of the monistat. My other yeast infection symptoms are gone...but my lower abdomen and side still hurt a little off and on.
Hopefully this reply isn't a late one. You need to see your GP. After that you need to de-stress yourself, relax. Above all, make next time trouble free by using a condom: this means none of the worry !
hello ,i have a concern i would like to hear your opinion. My period came in January 10th and at the end of my cycle, i realized that i have an infection and it as a slight odored and a thick creamy color. I inserted a CANESTEN TABLET and it went away. My period came back in February 5th and am still experiencing this problem again. Is it possible for me to hear your opinion i would appreciate your answer please.