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Could vaginal itching and infection linked to HIV?


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Published At October 29, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Type your health query with symptoms, current medications, and any recent investigations if done. I do not know whether I have human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV). I met with my husband. I have got a vaginal infection that lasts only for three days with minimal discharge with no odor, white, or clear color gone by itself. This time I got itching in my vagina, and now it has also gone without any treatment. What is happening to me? I had a relationship with my boyfriend, but he never ejaculated in me. It is almost six months to the one-year gap between new relationships. It could be HIV. Please help.


Glad to hear from you.

I am here to answer all your questions.

HIV can be transmitted by sexual contact (anal, vaginal, or oral), through blood transfusion, exchange of contaminated syringes or needles, or there can be a vertical transmission from HIV-infected mother to her child during pregnancy delivery or through breast milk. The only way to know if you have HIV or not is to get tested for it. The presence of vaginal infection increases the risk of acquisition of HIV. I suggest you get tested for HIV by a rapid HIV antibody test at any accredited lab. The result is shortly available in just 20 to 30 minutes.

Hope your query is answered, but if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask or call anytime.

Best wishes!

I am thankful that you have confidence in me to help you.

Please stay safe and healthy. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva
Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

HIV/AIDS specialist

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