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Are Stds Contagious

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development...
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Can stds be contagious by use of oral sex
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, and there are different levels of risk, depending on which STD and even the type of oral sex involved. In general, STDs that cause sores and blisters (like syphilis and herpes, for example) are easy to catch from all types of oral sex ... Read more »

received an std

if you receive gonorrhea from your partner does this mean you will receive everything they might have (hep, HIV and so on)
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...No, it doesn't-- some STDs are inherently more contagious and therefore easier to acquire than others. But that also means that it could happen that you Read more »

Re: mental illness contagious

So you really think there is no truth having unprotected sex with someone you actually have sex with everyone they had unprotected sex with? Why is family history so important when diagnosing then. How else would you have a family history if you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation, O.K.? The statement "having unprotected sex with someone exposes you to everyone they had unprotected sex with" refers to sexually transmitted diseases. For instance, if you shagged the Sunday school teacher without protection, that's one... Read more »

really weird ralph fiennes look alike hook up

ok. I have read this forum front and back and I haven't found the answer to my question. I am on this site pretty often, educational purposes and because I work at a student health clinic at a university as a safe sex std counselour, advisor etc..,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...correct that the most common cause of having only one low hanger is testicular cancer. Cancer is not contagious. As for HIV or STDs potentially causing los cojones to become el cogn, no, this is not possible. So relax, Dude. You're an STD... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAID Topical Microbicide Research

... Background HIV/AIDS, chlamydial infection, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are among the most common infectious diseases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). STDs are caused Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) -- Overview

... What Is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? How Many People Have STDs? How Do You Get an STD? What Are the Symptoms of STDs? How Do You Get Tested for STDs? Read more »
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hiv rna test

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
... I heard it looks for hiv in your blood, if the health dept thought you was too have any stds , dont they have to tell you so you dont spread it to next person . thanks, Does Hiv Rna cuts the window period Read more »

HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study Reuters Health 10.18.01 HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was recently diognosed with a STD that I received from receptive oral sex. I keep reading that people with STDs are more likely to contract HIV whikle I also read that it is very unlikely that a person would contract HIV from receptive oral Read more »