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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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Do any of these medications affect STD results.

Dr, I have read through your archives, where there have been lot of posts about any medications affecting HIV antibody test results. I have got a concern doctor, I have been on antidepressants for my fear of HIV like celexa, luvox, lexapro,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Responding to your specific question, no, none of these drugs or combinations of the drugs would affect the validity or accuracy of STDs/HIV tests.Be well. Good luck with your upcoming new life and walk down the proverbial aisle!Dr. Bob Read more »

Other STDs Affect HIV Test

Doctor Bob,You are a legend -Just a quickie - Can having another more common STD like Chlamydia, Gonnorhea etc have any affect on the HIV blood test ie. causing false negatives or extending window period?I have checked the archives but Im obviously...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Quickie question. Quickie answer. Nope! Concurrent STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis, will not affect HIV-antibody test results or change the duration of the window period.You're 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 »

Will having an STD affect HIV tests?

Dear Mr. Sowadsky,Do people who have an existing STD (herpes, clap...) test positive sooner after being infected than those people who dont have an STD? I've often heard this to be the case.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Generally speaking, having another STD would not normally affect HIV antibody tests, and would not normally cause people to show positive on an HIV test sooner (or 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

... New CDC figures show the United States logs 19 million new STD cases each year. Less than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Affect Over 10 Million Brazilians

... A study released Tuesday by Brazil's Health Ministry finds some 10.3 million Brazilians are or have been infected with an STD at some point in their lives. Of these, 6.6 million are men and 3.7 million are women. "We are talking about the... Read more »
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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 »

STD?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...clear painless penis discharge, no pain while urinating. seems most like precum i think. it does not affect my urine stream as i've heard a STD may. doesn't crust over the opening of my penis either. after sexual contact it seems it takes... 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 »

Emotions of a Positive Man

Posted by Foster, 2 Replies
...months and months. March 2004, I decided to go to the Denver Health Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic to be tested for all Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) since I was in a high-risk group for any and all STDs, being a gay man. Like... Read more »