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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...
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STD/HIV EFFECTS

What are the effects of of having HIV or another STD on the Physical and Emotional well being of an individual?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...they can begin to develop strategies to deal more effectively with what lies ahead. The same applies to diagnoses of chronic STDs such as genital herpes. Read more »

Recently diagnosed with CMV

Hi Dr. Holodniy, Thanks in advance for answering my question. I'm 28 and was diagnosed in Nov'05 with HIV. Up until now I haven't had any symptoms, am not on any medications and so far my labs have landed me on the borderline of taking meds vs not...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...whether you truly had an acute infection with CMV or not. I would have to know what specific tests were done to confirm such a diagnosis. Most people are "infected" with CMV (a type of herpes virus) when they are children and retain the virus for... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. If a person has one Sexually TransmittedDisease (STD), they may have been exposed to others as well. That's why weoften recommend that if a person has been diagnosed with one STD, 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

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... 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. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Innovative Database Developed for the Study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

...A database designed to accelerate research on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is now "on line." The STDGEN Relational Database ( http://www.stdgen.lanl.gov ) is a collaborative effort between the Los Alamos Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Health Officials Urge MSM to Practice Safe Sex, Abstinence After Two Local Men Diagnosed With Rare STD

...Wednesday urged men who have sex with men to practice safe sex or abstinence after two local men were diagnosed with a rare sexually transmitted disease called lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, the Long Island Newsday reports (Taylor, Long... Read more »
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Meeting someone first time since diagnosed

Posted by Bbi, 2 Replies
I got infected 3 months ago and started treatment 3 weeks ago. I've been single for 9 years and now that I am POZ I want another partner. I have met someone I like who hasn't been tested in 2 years and admits he has had some unsafe sex during the... Read more »

Staying or Falling in Love: After being diagnosed

Posted by Kaitee, 7 Replies
...My diagnosis came to me in an interesting way. I had been seeing a guy almost a month when I had found out I was HIV+. We met and our feelings Read more »

Just Diagnosed 12/12

Posted by dotman32, 15 Replies
So many emotions. So many ups and downs. Plus physically just not feeling all that great. I learned 12/12 that I'm positive. Think I was infected 11/12. Ugh. Just don't know what to make of things right now. I've told a few friends and... Read more »

Just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am a just diagnosed 28-yerar-old in southamerica (Peru). Since i get my confirmatory results last week I have trying to come up this and recover Read more »