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Frequency Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Young People

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk Behavior Patterns, Predictors, and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevalence in the Social Networks of Young Roma (Gypsy) Men in Sofia, Bulgaria

The authors studied predictors of high-risk sexual practices and sexually transmitted disease prevalence among Roma men's social networks in Sofia, Bulgaria. Fifty-four socially active individuals, approached in Roma neighborhood venues, recruited... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Benefits, Misconceptions, Frequency of Condom Use to Protect Against Sexually Transmitted Infections, Including HIV

The New York Times on Tuesday examined the benefits and misconceptions of condom use to protect against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and unplanned pregnancy. According to M. Monica Sweeney -- a member of the Presidential... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual-Risk Behaviour, Self-Perceived Risk and Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Australians Attending a Music Festival

"Prevalences of sexually transmissible infections (STI), unsafe sex, and abortions are increasing in Australia and people aged 16-29 are particularly at risk," the authors began. At the Big Day Out annual music festival, a structured questionnaire... Read more »
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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
A good over view in a powerpoint format is available at http://www.nynjaetc.org/curriculum/adolescents.pptThe US treatment guidelines available at www.aidsinfo.nih.gov cover treatment of adolescents and adults. Your point is well taken about the... Read more »

Re: Frequency of testing? (PrEP)

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response.Your answer has prompted several more questions I'd like to ask you if you don't mind.A little background, my boyfriend was diagnosed with HIV in January 2009, however we think contracted it in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Joe,The decision when to begin combination antiretroviral therapy is complex and often requires a detailed conversation to ascertain how ready, willing and anxious someone is to start. There may be other factors to consider as well, such as... Read more »

How do elderly men in the Meditteranean region get KS if the virus is sexually transmitted?

KS, I believe, was traditionally in the past more common in the Mediterranean and Middle East among elderly men, correct? How are these elderly men contracting this disease caused by a Herpes Virus? Please don't say that they are going to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask an excellent question, one which has challanged researchers. All forms of KS are caused by a herepsvirus (also known as HHV-8 or Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus). This herpesvirus is found predominately in the saliva (this is true for... Read more »

protect from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases

Celebrities and VIPS are having sex with many girls ,how they protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI would say that they are all most likely using condoms and getting tested and knowing their status. Anyone who has sex is vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and using protection is your best way to protect yourself.Be well and stay... Read more »
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BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

Posted by Hellen, 1 Reply


Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?


The past...

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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,
      pharyngeal throat... Read more »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV :
Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs.

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Hiv usually transmitted before people know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV infection is likely to be transmitted before people are even aware that they are carriers, UK researchers report in the January 3rd issue of AIDS.

"The study demonstrates that a significant proportion of new HIV-1... Read more »