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How Can You Tell If A Person Has A Std

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Personal, Relational, and Peer-Level Risk Factors for Laboratory Confirmed STD Prevalence Among Low-Income African-American Adolescent Females

The study authors sought to identify risk factors for laboratory confirmed STD prevalence among low-income African-American adolescent females living in a high-risk urban area of the southern United States. A total of 715 African-American... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Relationships Between Perceived STD-Related Stigma, STD-Related Shame and STD Screening Among a Household Sample of Adolescents

Individuals' perceptions of STD-related stigma (negative societal attitudes toward STD infection) and expectations of STD-related shame (negative personal feelings) that would result from a positive test can be important barriers to STD testing.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Dakota STD Cases Drop in 2005

According to state health officials, the number of North Dakotans diagnosed with STDs dropped by about 10 percent last year. State STD Program Manager Kim Weis said doctors treated 1,643 chlamydia cases in 2005, nearly 200 fewer than in 2004. Health... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CAN I GIVE MYSELF AN STD (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008)

I am 22 years old. I have been masturbating since the age of 13. I never had sex with anyone. Could I have contracted HIV? Is is possible to get HIV through masturbating when i have small cut or wound on my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,And yet another QTND (question that never dies) arises tonight! Hmm . . . must be a full moon out there or something.See below Mr. Sticky Fingers.Dr. Bobunwashed clothes (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION)Apr 20, 2008 what will... Read more »

What about STD's? (MUTUAL MASTURBATION, STD RISK)

Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your sense of humor is truly wonderful. You should become a regular on Comedy at the Improv ... Anyway, onto my question. I read an article posted here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Question Mark,"The answer depends on how you define mutual masturbation. If you are just burping your own nephew (so to speak) without giving your buddy a "helping hand," then your risk of all STDs is nonexistent. You... Read more »

test for hiv hcv and other std

hi!i am from greece and i received oral sex from a person i don`t know.i want to know what are the window periods for hiv and hcv.i was tested for hiv on the 3rd month and it was negative.i just want to be 100% sure for all the std`s.thank you in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood to blood exposure so I wouldn't test for this exposure. I think your negative HIV test at 3 months is also reassuring since this was a low risk exposure.... Read more »

spreading STD's without symptoms

Can Herpes Type 1 be spread to a second person without a sore in or around the mouth region? How can a person who is a "Carrier" be tested? ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that herpes simplex virus would be transmitted without symptoms being present, but it is possible. This is called "asymptomatic shedding". When a person has, for instance, a genital herpes infection, he might initially... Read more »
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STD TESTING>....... HELP!

Posted by GSAstudent
Hi,

I am currently studying product and service design at Glasgow School of Art.

I need people to tell me there experiences of STD Clinics. Tell me how you felt about the procedures and what you feel would improve the overall experience of getting... Read more »

Table. Window period for eachSTD.

Posted by don, 1 Reply
If I were a crude, a lewd person I would call you that
for saying what you wrote to somebody on this forum.

At the very least doesn't it take one to know one?

In the future could you please deal with my ideas and
leave the personal primitive insults out... Read more »

STD

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.

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STD's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you only get an STD from coming in IMMEDIATE contact with someone else's fluid, or can you say... sleep or have sex on the same bed where someone else had sex and still get it that way? Is it something you have to be doing with a partner at... Read more »