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Does Having Another Std Greatly Increase The Risk For Hiv?

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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

STD and hiv= increased risk hiv transmission?

Hi doc. Mark.There is a lot to read about the theorie (fact?) that when somebody has a std with inflammation AND the same person has a hiv-infection, there is much more hiv present in the genital-fluids.1. Correct?2. How much hiv-virus (RNA) will...
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
...Genital fluids have infectious HIV in them, and in general have somewhat lower levels in them then blood. However, if there is significant inflammation associated Read more »

Can using poppers be harmful if you have HIV?

is it dangerous to use poppers if you are hiv +?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...reports regarding poppers (Amyl Nitrates and Amyl Nitrites) have linked their use to an increased risk for acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This includes an increased risk for sexually transmitted infections like... 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 »

How does STD transmits?

Thanks alot for this forum. You are really doing a great job in educating us. I believe after reading all the questions and answers, I feel comfortable in how to protect myself against HIV (by using the condoms correctly). However, transmission of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...sexual. Many of their similarities end there.Condoms, when used correctly during sexual intercourse, are effective against many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A condom protects you and your partner from exposure to FLUIDS (like semen,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STDs Increase HIV Risk if Exposed

...presence of STD-causing infectious agents could cause Langerhans cells to become activated, therefore increasing a person's risk of HIV infection. In addition, the study data suggests that anti-inflammatory therapies may prove to prevent HIV... 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 »
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 »
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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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 »

stds from having your balls sucked/licked?

Posted by team1, 4 Replies
...obviously in everything there is a chance? but is there a great chance of getting any STDs from getting your balls and shaft (not the head of the penis though) sucked?? thanks Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease. Here is the article that critizes these ads. HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience By Sharon... Read more »

For the Heterosexual worried well

Posted by Anonymous
...sciences. The study also found that the practice of anal sex, lack of condom use, injection drug use and the presence of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) are the best predictors of infection. "We now know many of the risk factors that... Read more »