First of all, it definitely does not sound like HIV. There is however a condition that can cause a couple of your symptoms. It is called Reiter's Syndrome. You can do a web search for more information. If I had to refer you to a particular specialist who could give you the definitive answer you're looking for, it is most likely be a rheumatologist. Good luck.View Thread
I understand better now. Thanks for clarifying my lack of understand. I would recommend getting any visible warts treated and know that the virus remains. Don't distress because if people with herpes who have flare-ups can have very satisfying intimacy in their lives, I'm sure you can too. I'd encourage you to use protected sex, always and have frank and honest dialogue with your partner. One who genuinely cares about you will listen and understand with compassion. Those without those characteristics will walk and you're likely better off anyway. Honest communication and a relationship with a healthcare professional and your partner are the keys to a successful and rewarding relationship. Take care.View Thread
Many pap test come back abnormal and many with yeast present. The cytologist reading the slide is simply reading what he/she sees. If you don't have symptoms of a yeast infection, some would argue that no treatment is required. This is easily treated with over the counter products. The advice you received about returning in 6 months for a follow-up visit is sound as you'll want to know that this atypical finding has not progressed. Yeast and other infections can cause inflammation which the cytologist will also report.View Thread
I can't totally tell from your post exactly what's going on, but I wanted to offer some insight. A clean bill of health doesn't mean you are free of everything. It means you likely don't have what was tested. If you see a specific lesion on your genital or anal region, see your doctor for testing. You could be worrying about nothing. Because you had intimate relationtions with a person who developed HPV, doesn't mean you have it.
It sounds like you need a good professional relation with a physician with whom you can have some honest and open discussions about this and all your health concerns. Good luck.View Thread
Kayaker, as you can tell, that different providers often can give you very different information, regardless of whether they are in the same practice or not. You need a definitive diagnosis and a thorough exam is part of that process. Being busy is no excuse for not doing that. The best professional for getting at this is a trained OB/GYN physician.
You should also know that this virus gets into the nerve roots and it is not uncommon for you to have symptoms in areas where you don't see an apparent skin lesion. Often times, you'll get symptoms there before you even see a lesion. Good luck.View Thread