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Can A Sti Cause Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Decreased HIV in Circumcised Males Not Caused By Reduction of STI Sores

The decreased incidence of HIV infections in males who were circumcised is not primarily due to a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to a PLoS Medicine study that analyzed "data from 2 clinical trials including more than... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Condoms for the Prevention of HIV and STI Transmission

Summary Condoms are physical barriers that can reduce the risk of a sexual exposure to HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They are made of materials that do not allow HIV or STIs to pass through them. Condoms can be highly effective... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Preventing and Controlling Chlamydia -- the Silent STI -- in People With HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Chlamydia Risk Factors in People With and Without HIV How Chlamydia Sets Up Infection and Spreads Chlamydia Raises Risk of HIV Infection and Progression Screening and Testing for Chlamydia: Urine Is Not Enough ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

STI from auto fellatio, please help, really worried (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010) (AUTOFELLATIO, 2010)

I am a 17 year old boy and have never have sex (including oral). I performed auto fellatio a few times, never for longer than 30 seconds, i do get mouth ulcers but am pritty sure i didnt have a mouth ulcer during the times of auto fellatio. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're wondering if you can give yourself an STD or HIV via autofellatio. This is a QTND (Question That Never Dies), but usually comes up as a worry about masturbation rather than autofellatio (most likely because most guys aren't... Read more »

Early Treatment and STI

Dr. Cal,I was infected with HIV in 1999 and began treatment within one month of infection (negative antibody test and a VL of 4.5 million) After 19 months on HAART my doctor and I decided to stop treatment. Prior to stopping my VL was less than 50...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
There are some big uncertainties in understanding what these shifts in CD4 cells are when doing any type of treatment interruption. We do know that when someone goes on meds initially there is often an initial bump in the counts - perhaps 100 cell... Read more »

Thinking of taking a structured treatment interruption (STI) and looking for advice

I tested HIV+ in the spring of 2009, approximately 6 months after seroconverting. At the time, I was afraid and felt isolated living in a rural state, so I decided to go on meds early rather than wait. With a viral load of 8,000 and a CD4 count...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.First off, I don't agree with the assessment that you started medications too early. Current 2012 US <a href=""... Read more »

STD/STI or Not

I've been on Atripla going on 3 years. I live in an arear of the US that has a high pollen count during the Spring months and I have somethimes have some small periodic eczema flare-ups. My question or concern is that though, I had sex with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the cause of your rash over the Internet. I would advise you see your HIV specialist for an evaluation. Your description does not sound worrisome for a STD, but it's worth checking out nonetheless to get... Read more »
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very scared of hiv or any sti

Posted by chandyram, 2 Replies

dear sir/mam
i had a sex with a csw in thailand.on july 10 2012 .initially we both had shower with out touching each other. then she put condom on my penis and given some soft oral sex on my condom covered penis for less tha a minute.and i sucked her... Read more »


Posted by run417, 4 Replies
when it called sexually transmitted infections is that part of HIV Read more »

STI Test

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Julianna Lisziewicz, PhD
RIGHT Institute, Washington, D.C.

An experimental assay to quantify HIV-1 Virus-specific Immune Response (VIR) mimics viral rebound in vitro then measures IFN-gamma... Read more »

STI (strat. treatment interruption)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there anyone out there considering a STI (strategic treatment interruption)? Specifically, I am looking for someone who has similar medical history. In a nutshell, I was infected in June 1997. Finally detectable in Nov 1997. My viral load at... Read more »