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Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...Microbicides? How Would Microbicides Work? Are Microbicides Currently Available? What Is Happening in Microbicide Research? Would Microbicides Eliminate the Need for Condoms? Would Microbicides Protect Against All STDs? What if a Woman Wants to Get Pregnant? Would Microbicides Be Safe? How Would Microbicides Benefit Men? How Would Microbicides Benefit Women With HIV? Why Do We Need Microbicides if We Will...
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Risk of HIV/STDs from a "hand job"

I am confused. Is it possible to acquire an STD (not just HIV) from a hand job given by a female with no open sores on her hand. Have read some things regarding human papillomovirus(sp?) and herpes that has me confused. Is there any STD that can be...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...your question. Realistically speaking, getting a "hand job" (having someone masturbate you) is very low risk for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). There would only be a significant risk of infection if someone had a discharge... Read more »

College students and the risk of STD's

Now that I'm in college..there is a lot more sexual pressure than where i'm from. Is there an increasing number of college students who contract STD's? Why is this so? Does the environment influence risky behavior? Should college kids be extra...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) among college students is not uncommon. In fact, when we look at STD statistics, the highest rates of STDs are found in adolescents Read more »

Lesbians, HSV, and herpes

I am a lesbian... i have been in a relationship with a bisexual female.. recently she cheated with a man... and has discovered he has and has given her genital herpes.. she is now on medication.. but my question is,, can we still have sex since at...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...the chances of infection are greatly reduced.Lesbians and bisexual women can, and do, become infected with herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Between women, the biggest risk for herpes would be through direct... Read more »

Can using birth control protect you from HIV and other STDs?

AVOIDING SEXUAL DISEASES.......CAN I RECEIVE SICKNESS BY USING CONTRACEPTIVES
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...understand you correctly, you would like to know if using contraceptives (birth control) will protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The following are forms of birth control that will also protect you against HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Value of Consistent Condom Use: A Study of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Among African American Adolescent Females

...A recent report suggested that evidence was insufficient to evaluate the degree of benefit provided by condoms against most STDs. However, in vitro evidence suggests that transmission of the largest STD pathogens (i.e., bacterial and protozoans)... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Personal, Relational, and Peer-Level Risk Factors for Laboratory Confirmed STD Prevalence Among Low-Income African-American Adolescent Females

...authors sought to identify risk factors for laboratory confirmed STD prevalence among low-income African-American adolescent females living in a high-risk urban area of the southern United States. A total of 715 African-American adolescent... 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 »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Effects of a Brief, Theory-Based STD-Prevention Program for Female College Students

...A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health evaluates a sexually transmitted disease (STD) risk-reduction intervention tailored to college-aged women. Participants were 78 undergraduate females who reported inconsistent Read more »
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ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...sweats, my skin seems drier and I have also had diahrrea for a week now. Two days ago I went to the clinic to get tested for all std's. They told me that I contracted NGU. Could that have caused all these symptoms? I am anxiously awaiting my... Read more »

Please...somebody read this.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...actually broke) to her, and her HIV status is unknown. Can anyone tell me the risk factors of a male contracting HIV from a female through vaginal intercourse? I know you cant count stats to figure out if you have it, but I guess I'm just... Read more »

ars symptoms after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i had sex with a poz female. used protection but the condom ripped. i have been sick for a month now. had a cough the whole time. with ars, do the symptoms Read more »

READ THIS...WW

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AIDS remains a predominantly heterosexual disease. I'd like to emphasize the implications that African studies on viral load, STDs and circumcision may have in our understanding of HIV transmission (especially female-to-male, which sustains the... Read more »