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How Can I Prevent Stds

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Prevention of STDs and why people don't care

Seems to me that alot of time and money is spent on AIDS and STD research. I know of well-educated people who still ignore all risk factors and practice unsafe sex. Can you help me understand why they ignore preventive measures? These are people...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...your question. There are numerous reasons why a person may not practice safer sex, even if they are knowledgeable about HIV/STDs. Some of those reasons include:1) Denial. Many people refuse to believe that they are at risk for HIV/STDs.2) ... Read more »

Can certain drugs taken prevent certain STDS from occuring?

Dear Dr. Frascino,I recently went to Asia and slept with a girl and had unprotected oral sex but... Read more »

Can using Vaseline prevent getting HIV and other STDs?

Another guy I met on AOL (America Online) wanted bareback me using his discovered lubrication... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chinese Men Appealed to Be More Responsible for Family Planning, Prevention of STDs

...experts and family planning workers are calling on Chinese men to take more responsibility for family planning and prevention of STDs. Women now assume most responsibilities for family planning, but female contraceptives such as the birth control... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of Interventions to Prevent STDs and HIV in Heterosexual Men: A Systematic Review

...According to the authors, heterosexual men may be key to controlling the spread of STDs and HIV. STDs, including HIV, are more easily transmitted from men to women than from women to men. Women are twice as likely Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condoms' Effectiveness in Preventing STDs, Including HIV, at Center of Debate on Revising Package Labels

... The effectiveness of condoms in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, is at the center of a debate on whether to revise the products' packaging labels to include information Read more »
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HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...relationship and we decided to become sexual active. I used the birth control pill but we didn't use any type of condom to prevent STDs. I know that I didn't have any STD's before being with this person but i wasn't sure about the other person.... Read more »

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 for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

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 »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
...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. Read more »