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How Common Is Venereal Disease

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Venereal Disease on the Rise Via Unsafe Gay Oral Sex

Recent dramatic increases in gonorrhea and syphilis infections among men -- rates not seen since the early 1980s -- indicate gay Australians are unaware of the STD risks of oral sex, sexual health experts say. There were 405 gonorrhea cases in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia: The Most Common STD You've Never Heard Of

Infecting some 3 million patients each year, chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial STD in the United States. Though it can easily be cured with antibiotics, chlamydia often goes undetected because many people do not have symptoms of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incorrect Condom Use Is "Common"

A study by international researchers finds 14 common usage errors with condoms hampers their efficacy against STDs and pregnancy. The analysis of 50 studies of sex workers, STI clinic attendees, monogamous married couples, university students, and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

incurable venereal disease?

Hi, Dr.Kull. I have 2 questions today. I had looked at a leaflet telling that there are known 25 sorts of venereal disease in this world now and 4 of them are incurable. However it doesn't say what they are. Could you possibly tell me what...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I've never counted, and it would take too much time for me to describe all STIs here, so why don't you peruse some information we have here at The Body to learn more about <a... Read more »

Does gay men facesitting transmit venereal disease (FACESITTING)

Dear doc, Last night I let a man prostitute sit on my face and smother me with his bare ass. Is it safe? Does it transmit venereal disease...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Believe it or not, even questions about "facesitting" have indeed been addressed previously in this forum. (See below.) Readers, remember to check the archives!Dr. BobWill gay facesitting transmit aidsJul 1, 2007 Hello,dear doctor.... Read more »

Veneral infection by kissing

Hi, thenks in advanced. Im very worried because I have a pregnant wife. I went 2 days ago to a bachelors party with stripers (prostitutes). I did not have sex with them, but in one of the games one of the dancers gave me a french kiss for about 20...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I very strongly doubt that you could have contracted any venereal disease this way.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Any common diseases that mimic HIV?

Dr. Bob,I have a friend who was afraid of a possible exposure he had in 2003 with a woman. He got tested 8 times back then, ELISA, Orasure tests, bDNA, PCR. I believe out to 8 months after possible exposure. All negative.He went on with life and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »
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Venereal Warts & low cd4

Posted by butchcat, 1 Reply
I was first diagnosed w/ condyloma (Venereal warts) in the late 80's and had laser surgery to remove the stubborn critters. No re-occurances for a LONG time. I've noticed within the last 6 or 8 months they have definately come back! My cd4 dropped... Read more »

common cold vs. ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can the common cold be confused with ars ?

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how common it is to have ARS symptoms past 4 weeks

Posted by scared77, 2 Replies
Is it common to experience ARS symptoms past 4 weeks?

let's say a 5weeks is it common to have dizziness, slight headaches, swollen glands as if you were ceroconverting? Read more »

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.

COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »