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Women and HIV/AIDS

...Certain gynecological conditions are more common, more serious and/or moredifficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV-negative women: Some vaginal infections (including yeast infections) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and...
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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Republic of the Congo. The program not only involves prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, but also prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) resulting from violent rape by rebel troops. The numbers are astounding: Heal Africa,... Read more »

WHY HAVE CHILDREN?

I hear many inquiries about infected people wanting to have children. Why dopeople want to have babies only to die shortly after? The emotional hardshipof a fatal disease must be more traumatic knowing that you're leaving behinddependents not to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...it is up to the individual todecide what personal risks and decisions they wish to make.The decision for a couple to raise a child (where one or both of the coupleis HIV positive) is a very difficult one for them to make. You raise some ofthe... Read more »

College students and the risk of STD's

Now that I'm in college..there is a lot more sexual pressure than where i'm from. Is there an increasing number of college students who contract STD's? Why is this so? Does the environment influence risky behavior? Should college kids be extra...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) among college students is not uncommon. In fact, when we look at STD statistics, the highest rates of STDs are found in adolescents Read more »

Toilets, HIV, and STDs

QUESTION #1: Thank you for your wonderful work on this website... I just have one question. I got water from a toilet in my eye and in my mouth (a child splashed it on me). Am I at risk for HIV or other bacterial and viral infections? Any...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your questions. One of the most common myths regarding HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) is the fear of infection from toilets (toilet seats, toilet water, etc.). Put very simply, you cannot get HIV, nor any other Read more »
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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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Mass Treatment for Curable STDs Has Mixed Results, Study Finds: Some STD Rates Fall, But HIV Incidence Remains Unchanged

...Community-wide treatment of curable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) reduced STD rates, and improved pregnancy outcomes, but did not reduce new HIV infections, in a recent study supported by the Read more »
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 »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has daily care for 2 kids. i presume this is ok, but how often should the kids be tested? and what precautions can we easily make to avoid... Read more »

should i tell her

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...std checked today and i know i have either claps or gonerreha but this is my problem i got it from my girlfriend(who i have a child with)should i tell her that she gave me an std or let her find out herself that she has one? Read more »

should i tell her

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...dont have hiv like you women in here but i just needed a women opinoin because it is some i love.Now today i am going to get std checked but i know i have claps or gonerreha.Now this is my true question should i tell my wife of three years that... Read more »

Girl on girl rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi, I'm 16 years old and think i made a big mistake. I had sex with another girl 3 months ago. She's 25 and I don't know much about her sexual history. She's my Dad's neighbor and one weekend while I was visiting him I went to her apartment. One... Read more »