How do other illnesses affect trichomonal vulvovaginitis?

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Women with an infection of trichomonal vulvovaginitis have a higher risk of vaginal infection. This is because symptoms of the disease, such as inflamed vaginal tissue or vaginal sores, decrease the body's natural vaginal protection against infection. This makes it easier for women to contract other forms of vulvovaginitis such as yeast or bacterial infections, as well as other sexually transmitted diseases like HIV. Women who are already HIV positive have a greater chance of infecting their partner if they have been diagnosed with trichomonal vulvovaginitis.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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