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Contracting Std's

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STD from "pocket masturbator"

i recently used a pocket masturbator made of a rubberlike substance in a public bathroom. it wasn't mine, but i don't think there were any wet fluids inside of it. i'm concerned that i may have contracted an STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...X-mas and now you are worried that it might be a re-gift? Oh never mind . . . . Although I think the risk of contracting and STD from the activity you describe to be very low at best, if you are worried or have symptoms, go get checked out with... Read more »

stupid question but is it possible?

i was just wondering since it has been bothering me is it possible to contract an std by having... Read more »

Does "The Flux" provide a little protection against AIDS/STD?

During the heavy days of a woman's menstrual flow, is she any less likely to contract an STD from... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

American Social Health Association Loses CDC Contract for HIV/AIDS, STD Hotlines

...federal contract with CDC for its largest program, which includes two national telephone hotlines that provide information about sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, the Durham Herald-Sun reports. ASHA's CDC National AIDS and STD... Read more »
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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: More Than Half of Sex Survey Respondents Didn’t Confess STD

... In its annual sex survey, the women's magazine Cleo reported that 55 percent of respondents who had contracted an STD said they did not tell their past or present sexual partners. Ninety percent of respondents said they had failed to use a condom Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Time for Talk, Tests on STDs

... "Many Americans were shocked in 2008 when [CDC] announced that at least one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the direct medical cost in the United States for treatment of STDs is... Read more »
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STD PERSISTENCE

Posted by Anonymous
...If you contracted STD's such as Chlamydia, Gonnorea, how long do they persist for during an outbreak? And they say it causes penis pain, well, does Read more »

scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have a question? i have protected sex a girl that i met the same night. She did oral sex and i did also. I am very worried to be infected, i have some sort of sore inside my month 3 weeks after. I have not had the ball to get the test. Read more »

What about other std's?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm just wondering about hiv in relation to other std's. If someone was afraid that they may have been exposed to hiv but contracted no other std's should they be less worried? Is Read more »

Question

Posted by Anonymous
...encounter with female (unprotected vaginal intercourse) two months ago. I am waiting to take Elisa test. I had test for all other STD's which came back negative. Does the fact that I did not contract any other STD's diminish the odds that I... Read more »