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Withdrawal method, STDs, and Pregnancy

Can a guy "pullout" before he ejaculates so it prevents you from getting STD's aids are getting pregnant?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. What you are talking about is known as the "withdrawal method". The withdrawal method will not provide adequate protection against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) including HIV, and you would still be at... Read more »

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

AVOIDING SEXUAL DISEASES.......CAN I RECEIVE SICKNESS BY USING CONTRACEPTIVES... Read more »

Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Time for Talk, Tests on STDs

"Many Americans were shocked in 2008 when [CDC] announced that at least one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the direct medical cost in the United States for treatment of STDs is about... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ex-Surgeons General Join to Fight STDs

Today in San Francisco, two former surgeons general of the United States will meet with local sexuality teachers and researchers to discuss how to end the nation's abstinence-only curriculum and fight rising STD rates. Young people "have problems... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Harlandale Youth Get Info on STDs

"Sexually Transmitted Diseases and San Antonio Teens" was the theme of a series of meetings recently presented by Harlandale's Project WORTH (Working on Real Teen Health) through a partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Administration Considers Requiring Condom Warning Labels Saying They Do Not Protect Against All STDs

The Bush administration is considering requiring condom manufacturers to include on condom packages warning labels saying that condoms do not protect against all sexually transmitted diseases, including human papillomavirus, the AP/Fort Lauderdale ... Read more »
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Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?...


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STDs in Insertive Oral Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I had an unprotected Insertive Oral Sex for a while. I want to know what STDs can transmit in this way.

I have been told that SALIVA does not transmit HIV. But can it transmit other STD...What are they and how dangerous they can be.

I have sore... Read more »

stds are more likely than hiv? correct me plz

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my dr told me this, yet i didn't believe him you have a 80-100% chance of getting an std. from a female as opposed to hiv. wow that kinda makes a person feel better. as i haven't had an std. in the archives i found that, men that have sex only... Read more »

stds

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm surprised that being mycoplasma a very common std and being it included on the list of std's at least here in my country, there isn't much info on the web and few people know about it. At last I found a page in English (there are many in... Read more »