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Frequency Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Young People

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention 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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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 Read more »

Sexually Transmitted diseases caught by oral contact

I am thinking about having sex with a new partner. I am very aware of having safe sex and will use a condom. What I am not sure about is oral contact. For example I know that if a person has a cold sore and you have oral sex there is a change of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Please see Rick's response to "Oral Sex STDs" ( and my response to "Oral STD risk" ( for information on... Read more »

Maturbation and distance

Hi, I appreciate what you do on this site.Today I was in a public park restroom and was at the urinal when I noticed the guy next to me playing with himself.I have never had any sexual encounters with men but found this quite arousing and so watched...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Aren't you in enough trouble already?As for STDs flying through the air to infect you two feet away, no, this is not possible. Sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted sexually. That's why they are so cleverly named sexually transmitted... Read more »

Adherence/compliance issues among adolescents and young people

Dear Experts, This forum was as close as I could find, so please forgive me if the question is in an inappropriate place! I would like to know whether a) any research has been done on adherenve to ART among young people and b) whether any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine cover treatment of adolescents and adults. Your point is well taken about the challenge of treating younger people and the lack of good data in many instances. KH Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older Persons’ Exclusion From Sexually Transmitted Disease Risk-Reduction Clinical Trials

...Herald, the "prohibitive" cost of antiretrovirals (ARVs) has fueled the underground market. In Zimbabwe, where approximately 3,000 people die weekly from AIDS-related conditions, around 50,000 HIV patients are receiving ARVs from government... 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States, 2008

...Racial Disparities Persist Across All Reportable STDs Intensified Efforts Needed to Reduce Toll of STDs References Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a major public health challenge in the United States. CDC estimates that there... 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? Read more »
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Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
...When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for   a. sexually transmitted diseases,       ... Read more »

By Deb Levine. other sexually transmitted diseases

Posted by don
...By Deb Levine. ...other sexually transmitted diseases _____________________________ Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...between 35% and 100%. Sexual transmission of diseases is rare, but not impossible. The scare tactics used to frighten young people are more about moral issues than real risks. Actual infection rates are, on average, 70% lower than in the 60's... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi. You have seen it all before. I have tested negative many times, but am still TERRIFIED. I want to know if ANYONE knows anyone who took longer than 7 months to test positive. Thanks Read more »