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A thousand questions borne of terror & sadness...

Posted by YetiLord75, 2 Replies
I had inebriated sex with someone other than my wife almost a full month ago. Because I was drunk, the condom I was trying to use did not stay on and I continued to have sex with her despite the lack of condom, in my stupidly drunk state.

Two days... Read more »

how do u get it and know u have it when your born?

Posted by Adioatticus, 1 Reply
i posted beforeand stuff, and im just wondering...i got great answers that said since we didnt have sex before with other people we arent at risk...but then how do we know one of us wasnt born with it? would we like know when we went to the docters... Read more »

next generation born Hiv slim yet still possible

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
With the medical breakthroughs for pregnate women there is becoming a generation that may or may not be infected.Growing up is tough enough in general . Hopefully parents are open enough to talk to their children so that they are strong with... Read more »

Had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv? Test was negative at 6 weeks? Please help?!

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl 4 or 5 times on July 31st. She confessed 4 days later she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital after she told me and they gave me pep.

I stopped taking the pep on September 9th and went to get a hiv rapid... Read more »

borning tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
People, i have this unpleasant sensation of tingling and burning in the tip of my tongue, i heard that this could be HIV related. Is this true? Itested neg at 4 months and smoke a lot, do anyone of you smoke? Has anyone of you experienced... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Foot Fetish and STD's

Dear Maribel!! I have a concern: I have a foot fetish and it means I love to suck on women's toes. I have done that to 5 or 6 girls so far but I just worry this could be a risky activity. And in one instance, I received a foot job (masturbation...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
You can get any blood borne disease if there is the possibility of open wounds or lacerations in your mouth and toes.Also definitely you can have contact with other organisms as bacteria and fungus.... Read more »

Blood borne pathogens in a sporting environment...

Hi Doctor,I just wanted to ask if it possible for someone to get infected with a blood borne pathogen in a sport situation? I play a lot of outdoor sports and I've gotten people's blood on me during aggressive plays. Is it possible to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is generally thought that the risk of acquiring blood borne hepatitis infections through sports is extremely low. You should be vaccinated against hepatitis B so this should not be an issue - as long as you have developed protective antibodies.... Read more »

born with HIV

a child is born and is given AZT drug, does that mean the child has HIV?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
No that does not necessarily mean the child has HIV. Antiviral medications are given to HIV+ women before and during childbirth to help prevent transmission of HIV to the baby; and given to the baby at birth to also help prevent infection.... Read more »

Born To a Infected Mother

I know a 4 year old child named Tyshira born to a mother with Herpes, AIDS and Hepatitis. What can I do to help? Is there any treatment?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There are treatments for all three and effective ones too. You should make sure the child gets to a skilled doctor as soon as possible! DTD... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Oklahoma: Cherokee Nation Health Facilities Using Age-Related STD Screenings

This article was reported by Cherokee Phoenix . Cherokee Phoenix recently reported that age plays a role in what STD tests a person might receive when they visit a Cherokee Nation (CN) health facility. Taking its lead from multiple CDC... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Chlamydia Remains Top STD in Rockland

Chlamydia remained the most common STD in Rockland County in 2006, a county health department year-end communicable disease report found. In 2006, 413 chlamydia cases were diagnosed in the county, compared to 370 in the previous year. Chlamydia has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Shows Soaring STD Rates in Many Areas of New York City

A 2010 study of 181 ZIP codes in New York City examined the rates of HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis B, which are sexually transmitted, and two infections -- hepatitis C and TB -- that are not sexually transmitted. The New... Read more »
AIDS Action

Why Invest in HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention?

The funds for HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB will create jobs, strengthen health infrastructure, and address an urgent health threat. As debate swirls around the stimulus package put forward by Congress, it is imperative that the final package... Read more »