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Common Races To Get Std's

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia: The Most Common STD You've Never Heard Of

Infecting some 3 million patients each year, chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial STD in the United States. Though it can easily be cured with antibiotics, chlamydia often goes undetected because many people do not have symptoms of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Syphilis Most Common Diagnosis at New Men's STD Clinic

In its first eight days of operation, AID Atlanta's STD clinic diagnosed 45 new STD cases, said Mark Hebert, a nurse practitioner at the clinic. The Men's STD Clinic, open since October, sees patients on the first and third Saturdays of the month,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Funding Targets Nations Most Common STD

Noting that the rate of notification of new chlamydia infections has nearly tripled over the past decade, Health Minister Tony Abbott has announced a $3.5 million Australian ($2.6 million US) program to fight the disease among high-risk groups,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How common is this STD?

Hello, I read on here about lymphogranuloma venereum desease. I am curious how easy this is to get in America? I read you can catch it from oral, "I assume in giving oral or receiving". Not saying I got this, but in May or June I got a BJ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms are not consistent with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). I'll reprint some information from the archives that addresses your concerns about LGV. I should also point out your symptoms are very consistent with stress!Dr. BobLGV... Read more »

Husband's HIV/STD status after unprotected sex and testing "Please help"

My husband had unprotected sex with a woman he did not know at all. He tested for HIV at 3 months then again at 5 months using the OraSure mouth swab test. Both came back negative. I read the responses to other questions and learned if he contracted...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Your husband's three month test (and then a five month test) tells us that he is negative. Trust it! Tests are very good at what they do.It sounds like you've read about some things that can affect test results.... Read more »

What about STD's? (MUTUAL MASTURBATION, STD RISK)

Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your sense of humor is truly wonderful. You should become a regular on Comedy at the Improv ... Anyway, onto my question. I read an article posted here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Question Mark,"The answer depends on how you define mutual masturbation. If you are just burping your own nephew (so to speak) without giving your buddy a "helping hand," then your risk of all STDs is nonexistent. You... Read more »

Urinary Track vs. STD's

How can i tell if i have a urinary track infection opposed to STD's such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea wich have the same symptoms of UTI's ?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The best way to identify an infection is to have an examination with your doctor and have the appropriate diagnostic tests performed. Since symptoms of different infections in the urinary tract are similar, testing should identify the cause.RMK... Read more »
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time is racing....

Posted by still_here, 6 Replies
by so quickly lately. i woke up a few weeks ago & suddenly realized that there really isn't a better time than the present. i was struck with the realization that my best friend in the whole world is moving 3 hours away from me... in June....... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »

What about other STD's?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I completely understand the fear about HIV, but what about other STD's? They are more common, more transmitable, and can also have serious consequences. Do/have any of you been tested for others? If so, what, and what do you have to do?

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STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if... Read more »