Can Lesbians Get An Std?

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Can Lesbian woman transmit STD's to each other?

Hello. I really need your help. I am a Lesbian who has not had sex with a man in over two years. I receive annual check-ups as well. A recent check-up discovered that I have Chlamydia? I have been with the same woman for almost two years. Is it...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The most important thing is that your chlamydia infection was detected during your check-up and that you can receive treatment that will cure the infection. It is estimated that 85% of women with chlamydia infections (the most common sexually... Read more »

Lesbians and AIDS

Just how safe is sex between lesbians? Can AIDS be easily passed this way? I'm not talking about... Read more »

Lesbians and HIV

Hi there,My partner is HIV-pos and living with AIDS. She tested positive before we got together and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

...than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs raise the risk of HIV infection. The report found large racial disparities in STD rates, reflecting a range of... 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Health Concerns for Lesbians

...Regardless of sexual orientation, anyone can have health problems. lesbians (including bisexual women), however, are more prone to some health problems than the population at large. Breast cancer Read more »
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