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Dating Someone Without Std

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development...
Ask the Experts

Should I date a sex worker?

A month ago I had sex with a woman who is now considering becoming a sex worker to earn some extra money. I recently tested HIV negative and she has herself checked out regularly. Should I continue seeing her or would the risk of STD infection be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...and your partner agree to go ahead with this plan, there needs to be an understanding of the risks involved.Decisions within relationships are rarely clear cut; this is especially true when making decisions about sex. You can never be 100% safe,... Read more »

One positive dating another

I have a positive male friend having sex with a woman who is positive. I understand his physical needs and his lonliness for female companionship, but I am concerned about his health. I have heard that it is possible that one strain of HIV could be...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...risk from otherstrains of HIV are very low. Safer sex also reduces the problems associatedwith having HIV and getting other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (see the postreferenced here for more information about having HIV and other STD's at... Read more »

posibilities...

I was told before I stated dating the guy I'm dating now that he has AIDS I was forced to have sex with him unprotected then after 10 mins he decided to use a condom for about 3 mins. I still havent got checked because I'm only 14 and I'm scared to...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Unprotected sex carries the risk not only of passing HIV but also other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), along with the risk of pregnancy. Any young woman who is having sex should have routine gyn checkups and I would urge Read more »

showed evidence?

"There is no reason why syphilis and HIV cannot be transmitted the same time and there are data from sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Southern Africa showing that about 2% of patients with other STDs had evidence of acute HIV...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...study team did HIV blood testing for both HIV antibody and HIV RNA in over 1361 men that presented to a clinic for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Of these men, 553 (40.6%) were already infected with HIV, no big surprise since Malawi... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Girls Abused by Dates at Higher STD Risk

...2.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with an STD. Overall, "among dating violence victims we see that 1 in 12 girls report a sexually transmitted disease, compared with 1 in 30 for non-victimized girls," said Decker. "Often in a violent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rising STD Rate Sparks Online Dating Sites

...which can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Now, a new industry has sprung up: Internet dating sites for people with STDs. Sites such as stdmatch.net and datingwithherpes.com . allow people with STDs to contact each other and share... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Online Dating Services for People With STDs, Including HIV

...The Washington Post on Tuesday examined online dating services designed specifically for people with sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus and herpes. The Web sites -- such as Positive Personals... Read more »
Connect With Others

Don't be upset by STD

Posted by anita9382
...Don't be upset by STD. I hate HIV. I must say I am cute. But I got HIV 6 months ago, my girlfriend left me. I had to date singles living with HIV Read more »

Posted by Anonymous
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how do you do it

Posted by gothicstar, 6 Replies
yeah how do you find someone to date after testing postive? i posted a forum on myspace asking if people would date someone with hiv, and out of 20+ responses i've gotten one 'maybe' my last bf broke up with me because he said he couldn't settle... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »