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History Of Stds

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...single people in the US increased about 1.5million in the late 1990s. Most of these people were women. If you are in thisgroup and are thinking about dating, you need to be aware that age does not protect youfrom HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Older HIV+ women usually are invisible and isolated, keeping their diseasesecret from friends and even family. They are afraid to admit they have HIVbecause of the stigma. ...
Ask the Experts

New history in the making...

First of all I want to thank you for starting this website, great source of info...My concerns, I have been to a strip bar in Houston, being my first time, friends bought me a lapdance. During the lapdance I sucked on her nipples, licked her ears...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"New history in the making????" Nah. Sounds like the same old story to me. Just check the archives and you'll see what I mean.I see no significant Read more »

Drug abuse and the effects to the fetus during pregnancy

I have been seeing this guy for about 8 months. He promised me that he quit drugs, and I believed him. I am now pregnant and I found out he was doing marijauna and cocaine. I don't do any drugs, but is there anyway that it could harm the baby...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...your doctor monitor your baby closely during your routine prenatal visits. In addition, because the rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are higher among people with a history of substance abuse, it is also recommended... Read more »

Re: mental illness contagious

So you really think there is no truth having unprotected sex with someone you actually have sex with everyone they had unprotected sex with? Why is family history so important when diagnosing then. How else would you have a family history if you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation, O.K.? The statement "having unprotected sex with someone exposes you to everyone they had unprotected sex with" refers to sexually transmitted diseases. For instance, if you shagged the Sunday school teacher without protection, that's one... Read more »

History Taking Question

Dr. Frascino,I'm a somewhat regular reader of your forum and think that you do an excellent job. A few years ago I was a worried well and this forum really helped me keep things in perspective. I'm currently a first year medical student and today...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...such misinformation is in drastic need of a remedial course in HIV/AIDS basics and common sense. You then ask how to take a medical history in order to give specific advice. The key rule here is to ask questions in a way that is non-judgmental.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Risk Behavior and History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Male Migrants Who Patronize Commercial Sex in China

...ever paid for sex. Almost 20 percent of clients from the community sample and 60 percent from the STD clinic sample reported a history of STDs. For both samples, factors associated with being a male client were working at industrial or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Abuse History, Risk Behavior, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The Impact of Age at Abuse

...respectively. Abuse at or before 10 years of age was associated with more lifetime and recent partners. The researchers found a history of abuse to be associated with higher rates of STD tests. In regression analysis, for males and females, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex History Doesn't Always Match STD Status

...undiagnosed, untreated, and spread to future sex partners," Sales and colleagues concluded. The study, " Association Between Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Young Adults' Self-Reported Abstinence ," was published early online in Pediatrics ... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Taking Sexual Histories: The Whys and Hows

...sexually active and fail to assess their sexual health. But older adults who remain sexually active also remain at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and they may be less forthcoming about any sexual problems they may be experiencing.... Read more »
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Concerned and Anxious

Posted by Andre50, 1 Reply
...experience, I have been a mess. To give more background, I have only had two heterosexual sex partners previously and no previous history of STDs. Since that time, I had a urine test at a local clinic for the standard treatable STDs (2 weeks... Read more »

Does this Study count if a condom was used (help)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Past history of other STDs clearly correlates with HIV incidence. In a study of men who had other STDs and who used sex workers, every man who Read more »

Strange Question

Posted by Anonymous
...try the forum. Consider the following scenario: Male (HIV-) having unprotected vaginal sex with Female (HIV+). Male has no history of STDs, is circumsized and no cuts on penis. Female has history of STDs but is not on memopause and therefore... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Just a general question here, hope someone can help. If a person were to have a history of STDs, yet used a condom during sex, are they at risk for contracting HIV? Thanks any any replies. Read more »