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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

... Sexual Harm Reduction Practicing Safer Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person to another through sex. One approach to lowering this risk is called "harm reduction." If you do not want to abstain from sex (not have sex at all), harm reduction offers options to make...
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Is recurring fever a primary sign of HIV? condoms and STDs?

i have three questions, is it necessary that a person with HIV has fever once in awhile or swollen lymph nodes atleast once in a while or right after the exposure to virus. the second question is that i've had sex using condoms with a guy recently...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...which causes warts is transmitted skin-to-skin. This virus, known as human papillomavirus, can be transmitted even if one uses condoms consistently. Read more »

Withdrawal method, STDs, and Pregnancy

Can a guy "pullout" before he ejaculates so it prevents you from getting STD's aids are getting pregnant?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...you are talking about is known as the "withdrawal method". The withdrawal method will not provide adequate protection against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) including HIV, and you would still be at significant risk of infection! In... Read more »

Using condoms only part of the time

How safe is it to have sex with an hiv+ man without a condom and put one on just before he cums?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. When it comes to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), using condoms only part of the time is simply not good enough, and will not provide adequate protection against these diseases. Read more »

HIV Chances

Hi. I had unprotected sex 3 times with the same girl a few weeks back. I caught an std and it is now cured but I am worried about HIV. Assuming she does have HIV, is it still possible that I did not get it?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Yes, it is possible. There is a risk of HIV infection from unprotected sex, and the risk goes up in the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). An STD can inflammation or open sores in the lining of the genitals, which increases... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

...Issues of reproductive health, including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are among the most common reasons that women come to learn of their HIV positive diagnosis. This article will focus on treatable Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

... Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmittedinfections (STIs), are diseases and infections that... Read more »
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hiv,condoms,std's...ect

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...First question, should you have your partner tested for Hiv even though you are going to use condoms? Can a Std as Herpes be transmitted even if a condom is on and there are no sores present? And what about warts? Can you be protected Read more »

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in mind always, protected sex is just that PROTECTED, so stop 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 Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »